Hallo, I’ am a third year graphic design student in Norwich, that is currently trying to write a research report on the existing gap between the design industry and academia. I require a few minutes of your valuable time to answer the following questions and share your knowledge and experience. Many thanks, Sam. 1- Does the school equip students with the skills needed to make the transition to design in the real world? 2- How was your experience of going into the "real world”? 3- What is the role for the designers of today and tomorrow? 4-What can students do to be better prepared? 5- If you had a chance on influencing what is taught, what will you include on the curriculum? 6- How can graduate students bridge the gap between what they have learned at school with what is expected in the industry? 7- Why are the standards so way apart between the two practices?