Life in the UK.

Recently I have come across a couple of people that have taken or are taking the Life in the UK test, to gain British citizenship. In order to become a UK citizen you have to pass the 24 question test on subjects like these::

Migration to Britain

Children, family and young people


The regions of Britain

Religion and tolerance

Customs and traditions

How the United Kingdom is governed


Services in and for the home

Money and credit




Travel and transport

Looking for work

Equal rights and discrimination

At work

Working for yourself

Childcare and children at work

And answer them in the time limit of 45 minutes. Once you pass that you have to attend a ceremony where you sing the national anthem and get accepted at a British citizen.

Well I want to take this and create my own test of brithishness a test of what I perceive as British culture being a mixed race person among thousands of others.

Summer time...

Well a lot has happened since I finished my second year, I was shortlisted for the digital category for the Brahm Sh! Awards, went for an interview which was a useful experience because I'm useless at interview situations. It also helped me reflect on my work and realize that most of it is just a learning process and the feedback that I got was that I should just concentrate on a specific area, but I enjoy doing everything. Anyway I didn't win anything. I have yet to get any responses for internships. And I am scared about being bored over the summer as I rejected a holiday in Malaysia to gain some experience over the summer, but I'm still contacting people and hopefully something will come along.

So far I have been to most of the degree shows to look at the competition. And these are some of the best bits.

St Martins fashion and marketing - Best business cards and promotion.

St Martins mens fashion - Good business cards and interesting clothes.

St Martins Graphic Design, Illustraion, advertising. Was Ok, was expecting more, my favorite piece was an accelerometer controlled doll game.

Chelsea Graphic design - Very impressive the overall exhibition had a lot of thought put into it only problem was they only showed the best work, which is a bit harsh considering the amount of money the course costs.

Brighton Graphic and illustraion - I saw the London show they did, by far my favorite show, the space was good and the work was consistent and had a similar style some very strong graphic work.

Camberwell illustration - exhibition poster.

RCA - MA communication design - the experimental design was amazing there were many arduino projects which strengthens my argument that arduino should be taught at art college.

There were probably more but I cant remember right now, I'll put some photos up later of the business cards that I collected. and some links if I can find them.