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University of Southampton graphics students to showcase work on global stage

Published: 14 May 2009

Four students from the University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art have won through stiff competition from 15,000 other students across the world to gain a coveted place in an international design publication. The D&AD (Design and Art Direction) Student Annual is viewed around the globe by industry bosses in design and advertising.

“The D&AD Awards are the Oscars of the design world and it is fantastic that out of the thirteen students we entered, four have made it through to be published in the annual,” commented Programme Leader in Graphic Arts, Ed D’Souza.

“This is an excellent number for one school to achieve and demonstrates the high standard of work produced at Winchester School of Art.”

Successful students Jennifer Babey and Sophy Monk are both undergraduates, studying a new Graphic Arts programme which sees its first students graduate this summer. The other two winners Gergana Plummer and Xing Chen are both studying an MA in Communication Design.

Students from the BA Graphics Arts programme will exhibit their work at the D&AD New Blood Exhibition 2009 from 29 June to 2 July at Olympia National Hall in London.

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