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36 students graduate from 2013 Ad School

Thirty-six students have successfully graduated from the 2013 IPA Ad School; 19 from the Client Services/Planning programme, eight from the Creative programme and nine from the Search programme. The students were awarded at a graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 22nd August 2013).


The school, which began on 1st July, is unique, with successful students not only spending eight weeks being immersed in agency life, but also completing a group project and attending weekly evening sessions.

The 2013 Ad School received a record number of applications with 351 candidates applying. Several students have successfully secured longer placements and jobs in many of the agencies who have participated.

This year, students on the Client Services/Planning programme were asked to answer a brief, which they presented on Tuesday. The winners were Daughter, which consisted of team members Rebecca Jones (Leo Burnett), Chloe Gale (Leo Burnett), Kate Coulter (VCCPme), Adele Aitchison and Natnalin Thananan (both G2).

Team Daughter win the Client Services/Planning pitch competition.

The graduates are:

Client Services / Planning
Osaseri Guobadia
Chris Kneebone
Jacob Lovewell
Rebecca Jones
Chloe Gale
Ellie Moore
Alexandra Ashford
Rebecca Wilton
Dan Hartley
James Macrae
Tom Froggett
Matt Gainsford
Sébastien Thomas
Kate Coulter
Katherine Morris
Jessica Quinlan
Libby Orrett
Natnalin Thananan
Adele Aitchison

Olivia Vane
Ahmed Ellabib
Zoe Leung
Jocelyn Wyatt
Lorelei Bere
Laura Hunter
Dan Parry
Robyn Bowman

Elliot Saxton
Jee Hyeok Lee
Sarah Guerda
Agnes Molnar
Caroline Tanner
Magdalena Urban
Samira Javaid
Nikita Trofimov
Maria Zambrano

The agencies involved in Ad School 2013 were:

Critical Mass
Here & Now 365
Kitcatt Nohr Digitas
Leo Burnett
Ogilvy One
Partners Andrews Aldridge

View photos from the graduation.

The IPA would like to thank all agencies involved in Ad School 2013 and to wish the graduates every success in their future adland careers.

If you would like be part of the growing number of agencies taking an interest in showcasing the advertising industry’s worth to bright, motivated young people and to discover the stars of the future, please email Alice Littleboy on for more details on how to get involved next year.

More information for students regarding next year’s programme will be announced soon.

Last updated 27/08/2013

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