Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Work Related Learning // WRL // Peer Meeting

Well...yesterday we organised to have a meeting with the four of us doing the WRL, yet only two of us turned up. It wasn't all bad though. Me and Martin realised we had a lot in common when it came to career paths and what we can see ourselves doing in the near future than we thought. We had a discussion about the property he had recently bought in Italy and how I would like to go into the property market sooner rather than later. We also discussed about starting a company and working as a freelance designer.

We then thought it was time to get down to business so started looking at how we will go about arranging trips and meetings with companies. As Kit was going to try and get Claire Blackmore on the 23rd March we didn't need to worry about her. We also found out from Sally that Hamish from Octavo was coming in on 10th March at 10:30am so we didn't need to worry about him either. So we decided to start off with Eden Frankham who was a local that had started his own business with his father; Corvette Printing Ltd. Once we had managed to get the email addresses of both Eden and his father we thought it best to send a quick email asking if it was possible to arrange a meeting to discuss the ins and outs of starting your own business, the email went as follows;
Dear Eden,

As students of The Arts Institute at Bournemouth we were wondering if it was possible for a small group (4 students) to arrange a meeting in order to discuss the in and outs of starting your own business. We are in our second year of the Visual Communication course and as part of our Work Related Learning unit we are required to take a look at the industry with regards to future employment.

You were recommended to us by Kit Johnson, a Senior Associate Lecturer on the Visual Commincation course.

If you are able to help us please could you get back to us with a date and time that is convenient to you.

Kind regards.

Jamie, Martin, Chris and Jenny

Within an hour or so of us emailing I had a reply which was as follows;

Yeah sure that sounds all fine, happy to try and help. Best day for me this week would be Thursday, or if it's easy for you I can do Monday / Tuesday next week. Any of those days I'm free all day. If you want, we can tie it in with the days your at college. If you want to discuss a time you can get back to me with this e-mail or phone me at 01202 729 100.



Me and Martin said Monday at about 10am would be best as we have another WRL session at half 1 that same day, so I will let Martin and the others know and then get back to Eden as soon as possible.

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