The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Why Study at Kent School of Architecture?
The Kent School of Architecture maintains a high standard of employability amongst its graduating students
Kent School of Architecture is ranked 3rd in the country for graduating student employment prospects in the 2011 Independent Complete University Guide. Many of our students go on to work at professionally respected architectural practices across the world, such as Grimshaw and partners. The school also maintains links with local practices in Canterbury and Kent, with many of our students and graduates working alongside each other on projects directly affecting the local region.
Live projects in the local region with global issues
Much of the project work involved in the Kent School of Architecture is located on 'live' sites in the local region, using real clients and engaging challenging issues. Students in all stages of the school have been introduced to real urban and architectural design challenges in Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Rye, Chatham and, of course, Canterbury. Much of this work involves liaising with external bodies, such as architects, planners, council and development groups.
Expanding research activity in sustainability and history & theory
A number of new appointments, including Prof. Marialena Nikolopoulou, Dr Manolo Guerci and Dr David Haney have increased the research capacity of the Kent School of Architecture. These new staff join an already active staff group who engage and disseminate their research into the teaching curriculum of the school. The Centre for Research in European ArchiTEcture (CREAte) is an integral part of the school, organising open lectures, conferences and research seminars. The newly inaugurated Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environments (CASE) will pursue research activities in the fields of energy, ecology, sustainability and planning.
Ambitious and engaged student association: KASA
The Kent Architectural Students' Association is an expanding and developing association established to promote all aspects of spatial design, whether interior or exterior, ‘for the students, by the students! The group organises an Open Lecture series featuring notable speakers, such as Will Alsop, Piers Gough, CJ Lim and partners from practices, such as Rogers, Stirk and Harbour, Grimshaw and dRMM. These lectures are often recorded and displayed on the KSA website. KASA also organise regular social events throughout the year.
Spend per student
The Kent School of Architecture is ranked 1st in the country for 'spend per student' in the Guardian University Guide 2012. The school has continued to invest in its students, rising up the rankings from 4th in 2009, 3rd in 2010, to top the table in 2011.
For further information, please contact:
- Howard Griffin
Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Kent School of Architecture
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NR