Author Archives: Ben Terrett

congratulations: graduands!

I went to the CSM graduation at the Royal Festival Hall this morning. As a governor you get to wear a gown, a funny hat and you sit on the stage behind the Vice Chancellor and Heads of College and people like that. You also get to clap all the graduands on and off the […]

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summer: shows

What value can governors add, I hear you ask. We can provide social media endorsement for Pro Vice Chancellors and their colleges, I reply¬†ūüėČ   It‚Äôs official: “The Central Saint Martins show is really good. You should go.‚ÄĚ So says @benterrett ‚ÄĒ Jeremy Till (@jeremytill) June 24, 2015 I visited the CSM show yesterday. There […]

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visit: chelsea

Only Wimbledon to go now ūüôā

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csm: ba fashion show

Womenswear¬†by¬†Jim Chen Hstang Hu I was at CSM this evening¬†for the renowned Fashion Show. I’ve never been to a fashion show before, luckily Grayson told me what to expect – the weird and wonderful and that’s just the music The show was fantastic. Print¬†by Han Kim   Grayson even managed to tweet a few future […]

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katie: how not to suck on the internet

Today I met Katie, she’s a UAL grad and now works at Wieden & Kennedy. She also teaches part time on the CSM Illustration course. She’s helping illustrators understand the internet and it’s possibilities for their future careers. Here is the description of the course, “As technology evolves the way we communicate, illustrators, designers and […]

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first meeting: digital think tank

  As regular readers will know, in my role as a governor I’ve been helping UAL to be more digital and working out what that means for them. We’ve just held¬†the first meeting of the UAL DIgital Think Tank. It’s a¬†group of people¬†convened to¬†look at¬†the overall approach to digital at UAL. It’s a small group, […]

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students: meet governors

Last night I met some students with three of my fellow governors, Andrea, Diana and Sim. As governors we felt that we didn’t fully understand the students perspective because we rarely¬†get to meet them. So we organised an inform get together in the CSM bar. The students were great and told us lots about their […]

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savage: beauty

I saw the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A the other day. He was a CSM, UAL grad taught by the brilliant Louise Wilson. Which reminded me of the incredible heritage this university has. I wrote more on my other blog.

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lcc: digital design lunch

I popped to LCC today, where they had organised a small lunchtime thing for to see what they are doing in the School of Design. Fred Deakin and others were there together with¬†some students. It’s good to have students at these things. Governors don’t get to meet students enough. The¬†School of Design are¬†doing lots of […]

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visiting: collabology

I visited Collabology last week. Collabology is an experiment at bringing together students from different colleges (not just UAL) and different locations to work on realistic briefs. Organised by Fred Deakin UAL Chair of Interactive Digital Art. There’s a pitch style presentation at the end of the week long course which I sadly couldn’t make […]

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