Aug 2009 - Nov 2009
Public Relations Intern
Unicorn Jobs teamed up with leading financial communications company Brunswick, our sister company Taylor Bennett, and the University Of East London, to devise a unique 10-week training programme for talented black and minority ethnic graduates who are excited by the PR industry. Launched in Autumn 2008, the second team of interns joined the programme in September.
Through formal training and hands-on work experience, participants are equipped with the skills, knowledge and contacts they need to embark on a successful corporate communications career. The programme is coordinated and delivered by Unicorn Jobs and its team of experienced trainers and in-house PR and media experts. Specialist training in corporate communications was also provided by Brunswick practitioners with bespoke careers counseling from Taylor Bennett staff.
Engineering Product Design
This course is accredited by the following professional bodies:
- Institute of Engineering Designers (IED)
This course aims to produce properly trained designers, who can play a key role in the production of well designed and well engineered products. Graduates will be able to design a product that meets aesthetic, functional and economic criteria, choose the appropriate manufacturing techniques, materials etc and to make and test a working prototype of the product that they can then demonstrate at the annual design show www.lsbu.ac.uk/designshow.
In the 40 years that this course has been running, students have frequently fulfilled these requirements so well that their products have earned them highly valued prizes from industry.
Students cover the fundamentals of design – freehand drawing, engineering drawing, computer aided design, model making, creative problem solving and the cultural context of design. The course also provides basic theoretical knowledge in manufacturing engineering processes including: materials, mechanics, production techniques, power systems. Much of the learning process involves practical application of such things as producing design drawings, learning safe workshop practice and manufacturing prototypes.
Sep 2007 - May 2009
B.A. Product Design Futures
The BA programme focuses on the importance of product design as a strategy for innovative solutions in a global context. The programme integrates core subjects like innovation strategy and innovative materials within the design projects exploring ground-breaking design responses. Ongoing research and debate is strongly encouraged in order to facilitate the creative process as well as encourage the student’s professional and personal development.
Industry sponsored design projects, competitions and work placement opportunities give a real life context to the academic environment, and the programme benefits from close links with Knowledge Dock, the University’s support services for local business and graduates. Well established links with local industry and business give us the opportunity to introduce our students to realistic project briefs and real life scenarios. Most recent live projects included clients such as Bill Amberg, Albany Washrooms, Mungo & Maud and Beyon furniture.
The programme aims to educate competent and imaginative designers who can conceptualize and critically evaluate design concepts within a professional and cultural context. The programme is designed to equip the prospective student with an excellent foundation for careers in the design field, including design management, research, consultancy and teaching activities, giving high value to creative and practical skills and providing the tools to lead innovation in a fast changing world.
I am a very active person, who enjoys playing many team sports such as football, basketball and athletics. My sporting activities were with teams at school, college and also with work and religious leagues. I also enjoy reading; some of my favourite books are by authors such as Barry Eisler, Mario Puzo and Barrack Obama. I also follow a few blogs such as ItsNiceThat.com, Harlemloves.com and many political bloggers on the Huffingtonpost.com. I am a listener of many different forms of music, from world music like Parang (Caribbean folk music), some jazz and spoken word. I believe music gives a person an insight into different cultures and ways of thinking. I also have a passion for drawing and design and I have worked with a few small companies in this capacity. I have experience working on websites with designers to increase a business' web presences and also a few marketing campaigns. I love travelling and I have been to places such as Japan, Spain, Venezuela, and North America. My involvement in the volunteer work I do with my church's Teen Foundation is something I feel very passionate about. The programs and trips we organise and execute for urban teens to give them a different perspective on their lives and future keeps me grounded and also challenges me and teaches me about myself.