An introduction to studying Architecture at University. Including courses, careers and application tips. Featuring the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Lancaster.

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Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event are Des Fagan, the Head of Architecture at Lancaster University and Alice Vellender, a Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer at the University of Gloucestershire.

An introduction to studying architecture at university
Des talks about why you should consider studying architecture and the type of person this course is suitable for.

Architects deal with technical and artistic issues and look at the way buildings shape experiences, explains Des. He looks at the different routes there are to become an architect, how long it takes and the different professional bodies that validate courses and provide membership to newly qualified architects.

Des goes on to look at the structure of an undergraduate degree which will allow you to develop your design ideas and work on a dissertation project in your final year. Finally, Des speaks about field trips on this course and shares some portfolio tips for your application.

Image credits:
1) Images @ 11:03 & 11:48 by students from ‘Leeds School of Architecture: Level Four 2013-2014 Yearbook’, Issuu, Leeds Beckett University
2) Images @ 13:26, ‘Quarantopia by Student Tim Robinson’, Presidents Medals Website, 2013 Leeds Beckett University

Architecture at university
Alice talks about the broad nature of an Architecture degree, which allows you to combine the study of mathematics, science and creative design.

As an architect no two days will be the same and this role would be suitable for someone who enjoys designing and working on different projects, explains Alice. She talks about the kind of topics you will cover such as sustainability, design space and environmental awareness.

Alice goes on to look at where an Architecture degree could take you and the expected earnings after graduation. She explains why it is important to look at the facilities on offer at your chosen university, and touches on the content covered on this course. Finally, she speaks about entry requirements and how to apply through UCAS.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, an English Literature Graduate from the University of Birmingham.

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