University of Central Lancashire student to work with Google and MTV

A STUDENT from Louth has been given one of only 20 places available worldwide on a prestigious design academy graduate scheme.

Naomi Hodgson, a final year Advertising student at the University of Central Lancashire, has been selected for the D&AD Graduate Academy Scheme.

She will spend three months working with top industry companies such as Google, MTV and The Moving Picture Company as well as working with creative professionals at a creative bootcamp and taking part in a series of industry workshops to build up her portfolio.

The D&AD Graduate Academy scheme is open to entrants from across the world who have been shortlisted for a D&AD Yellow Pencil Student Award.

Naomi and fellow course mate Louise Flanagan, who has also been accepted into the academy, were nominated for the award for a project with a campaign advertising a company called Pitch & Sync.

Naomi, 22, who studied at Monks’ Dyke Technology College, said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised by D&AD and be given the chance to work with industry experts.”