Shame on you, Gradwell

Geoff Gradwell’s letter (DW 11 May) is a piece of pompous tat. I feel sorry for any poor graduate who encounters him. Surely it’s his duty to encourage new designers?

I graduated in July 2005 and, after eight months of work placements, have got a job in an internationally-renowned design group. I persevered because of the passion injected into me by my tutors. I wonder whether the reason so few of his students succeeded was down to the quality of his teaching.

I feel angry because people like him, who should nurture young talent, are putting them off with their arrogance and bitterness. Like it or not, we’re the future. It’s time to get real.

Jane Trustram, by e-mail

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