Finals time, and the School of Design is a 24-hour center of activity. It’s not a bright-eyed midweek buzz sort of activity, but rather roomfuls of people hunched in front of computers for hours and hours upon end. Nearly every workspace is surrounded by heaps of take-out containers, coffee cups, water bottles, laptops… It’s not inspirational, exactly, but it’s a testament to the passion that people bring to their work. And to the magic of deadlines, of course.

If I don’t look at the window, it’s easy to forget that it’s 11 p.m. and I still have heaps of work to do before tomorrow. Me and all these other people – the computer lab’s still full, and there’s no sign that things are winding down anytime soon.