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1 Oct 2018

School wins Eric Dickens Starpack Award

Loughborough Design School have been presented with the Eric Dickens Award 2018.

The award recognises the School’s contribution to education in packaging design, as part of the Starpack awards presentation. The School also won the same award in 2016.

The Starpack competition held earlier this year challenges students to submit solutions to problems set by brand-leading FMCG companies, design agencies, and manufacturers – and win recognition of their excellence. A total of 43 Design School students entered seven of the eight briefs available as part of the competition. All of the students’ entries were shortlisted, with 23 students being awarded a prize or highly commended.

The students’ entries are in response to one of the briefs as part of their 1st year Industrial Design Studies module led by George Torrens. The students are given insights into branding and packaging as well as guidance with their designs and inspiration to enter the Starpack competition, supported by Design School staff (pictured above) Dr George Torrens (module leader) as well as technical tutors Karl HurnDr Rhoda Trimingham. In addition, this year, PhD students Nikki Clark, Salman Asghar  and Nick Johnson joined the team and also provided a new dimension of support to the students.