Wanted: degree show talent-spotters

It’s degree show season again. In order to cover as many as possible, CR is looking for volunteers to attend degree shows in your town or city and recommend the most interesting work

A selection of invitations to this year’s degree shows

It’s degree show season again. In order to cover as many as possible, CR is looking for volunteers to attend degree shows in your town or city and recommend the most interesting work

Each year, we cover as many degree shows as we can here on the CR website but there are only a handful of us. Time and money dictates that we cannot travel the length and breadth of the UK visiting every degree show. So, this year, we thought we would appeal to our readers for help.

Degree show invitation for Aberdeen College containing a real bottle of beer by Paul Mullen

We are looking for volunteers to cover any visual communications-related degree shows, whether BA, MA or any other level. We can’t pay you, sorry, but we’re hoping people will enjoy the experience. All we need you to do is to go along to the show of your choosing, photograph or otherwise gather images of the work you think is the most interesting and write a line or two on why you think that particular work is of note, making sure you credit the students involved and providing links to any relevant web addresses.


This invitation to the First Year Graphic Design Show at Kingston was written in the form of a film script personalised for CR editor Patrick Burgoyne

We will then publish your recommendations here on the CR website as part of our degree show coverage, alongside reviews from CR staff members.

If you are interested in taking part, please leave a comment below with an email address and the show or town/city you are interested in attending, or email us direct at emma.tucker@centaur.co.uk and we will contact you. Please do not put yourself forward to review shows with which you have a direct professional link (if you’re an alumnus, that’s fine, but no tutors or visiting lecturers etc please)

There’s a very useful list of all the shows here



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