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Preparation for starting with BAPP

Monday, 27 November 2017

Current thoughts and up coming dates: Friday 1st

Everyone is busy into their Modules here are some thoughts as we enter week 10 of the 12 week course.
Drafts: draft work is for you to get feedback, make this what you need to develop your work as best you can. This means send work you feel is at its best at this point (not perfect) but there is no point sending something you already know is not what you want to hand-in because of 'y & X'. The feedback you will get will be 'y & X' and you already knew that!!

If you are sending part of something indicate what you are planning to have before and after - it is hard to feedback on something if there is no context for it.

Do not see feedback as trying to get a 'great this is perfect' from the person feeding back. Don't plan to send-a-draft-get-feedback-and-send-and-another-draft-and so on... we can only feedback on one draft. The feedback is to help you not to tell you what to do - its your practice you know best. Its your BA too - take control of it.

Manage your time we have two weeks of university time left this term. Of course you can work through Xmas but in terms of advisor feedback and one-to-ones the term ends in two weeks.
Adesola is available for skye chats over the break but this should be for quick questions.

Submission information extra skye meeting Friday -see below

Transitions: BAPP Arts has moved from Work Based Learning (WBL) to Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. this is because WBL has been absorbed into the whole of Middlesex University  by moving programmes into the schools. We are making some changes during the transition like re-writing the handbooks. We will also need two student reps. These is a role to help make the programme what you would like and need. If you have been a student rep. before please think about continuing.

If you would like to be a student rep. please email me (Adesola). It involves being open to talk to other students and getting an idea of peoples loves and concerns in their study. You will also be asked to attend a skype (or in person if you are in London at the time) Student Voice meeting each February you are enrolled.

I am also really eager to talk to you and hear about the transition that will be happening. As I am re-writing the handbooks it would be great to get your feedback we will will have a special Admin. meeting on Friday December 1st. This will cover the transition and also any questions about submission of your work in January.

Friday December 1st 11am (tine in London)
Friday December 1st 5pm  (time in London)
If you can't do an hour please come for as much time as you can.
Please comment below if you can attend. 


  1. I will attend the 11 am Skype session on Friday!

  2. Hello Adesola,
    I will be attending on Friday December 1st at 5pm(time in London). Thank you xX


  3. I’ll be attending the 5pm (London) meeting December 1st. Thank you!
    -Matthew Lindblad

  4. I'll be attending the session at 12! X

  5. I'll be attending the 5pm meeting!, (may be a bit late as I finish teaching at 4.30 and need to get home as there is no wi-fi available at the school)

  6. I can attend the 5pm Skype, thank you.

  7. I should make the 5pm meeting so count me in!
    Eleanor Byrne M2

  8. I've just seen this in the nick of time. I'll be online for 5pm.