Made in Brunel sets the standard for student shows

In response to your Comment (DW 26 June), how refreshing to see the professionalism of Made in Brunel return again for the third year, better than ever. Graduating from Brunel nearly ten years ago I remember how hard it was convincing Bill and Ted’s Blow Moldings to part with a mere £500. Creating this wholly professional brand, from the book to the Pecha Kucha event, has helped Brunel develop the calibre of students the industry is looking for.

Many graduates have devoted four years of their lives to achieve their degree status, yet they have just a few minutes to impress. The course and the graduates are only as good as they present themselves on their big night, and admiration goes out to Brunel, which has improved its successful recipe.

Design graduates should sell themselves as a complete product – as Lynda Relph-Knight says, we’re looking to employ people, not just impressive skill sets. We look forward to seeing this year’s new product design talent at London’s New Designers.

Matt Wright, Director, Matter, Bath BA1 5DY

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