The colab this week turned out to be a bit of a disaster, I left it too late in coming back from the F2F in Falmouth and by the time I tried to start one or get involved, most of the teams had been established.
The F2F was a tremendous experience, got to meet the professors in person, did a few workshops and had a few drinks and eats with fellow cohorts. Also managed to squeeze in a few portfolio reviews. Did not actually plan any portfolio reviews, I thought this was only for advanced students (BIG MISTAKE) but later discovered that one can show any works and discuss present and future practice. I powered out a portfolio, managed to get to see five of the tutors, if I had known I could have got to see a few more, so it was the school of Hard Knocks
This really helped me understand my direction much better. I would advise any new students: ATTEND the F2F. Get a portfolio review, have something ready to show and get to see as many tutors as you can. Ask questions, don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t know, this is what this time is for, to screw up, experiment, try out, find your way around in the dark, because believe me you will have to do this, everyone is in such a frenzy, but if I look back, I would have so many unanswered questions.