This was a session we had with the Year 2 Vis Com students, and involved only having a limited amount of time to ask the other student questions – hence the name “speed dating”. We had to find things we were both interested in/liked and write them down on a long roll of paper which covered the table tops.
The time to talk got shorter and shorter as we worked around the table (or rather the other way around, as the Year Twos had to change seats) and I think the maximum number of questions I got were about 8 – 15; most of the time I only got fewer than 8, whereas Charlotte next to me got so many each time!
I thought it was actually quite fun, despite my nerves at the beginning. Because it was so fast paced, my nerves weren’t really able to get the better of me. I enjoyed finding out my similarities with people, and getting a feel for what each individual was like. However I only really remember a few names, and sometimes I would introduce myself as Charlotte and others I’d introduce myself as Char. It also went a little bit confusing at the end because Graham had disappeared, but it was also nice to just chat a bit with Kit and Rees.