A group of Sussex school children have experienced what it might be like to be an architecture student.
29 Mar 2012
The oddly quiet atmosphere of a university campus during spring break was broken when 60 school children from five schools in Sussex converged on the University of Brighton to experience what it was like to be an architecture student for a day.
The Years 9 and 10 students came from schools in Hastings, Newhaven and Brighton and the event was structured as a ‘Taster Day’ to give the children an idea of what they would need to study at GCSE and A Level to enable them to make a successful application to study architecture. The initiative was targeted at schools working with the University of Brighton’s Widening Participation Programme.
Under the guidance of principal lecturer and academic programme leader, Terry Meade, and working with six BA(Hons) Architecture undergraduates, the students were given a brief to build a beach hut. They were given materials and encouraged to give their imaginations’ free rein.