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24 Apr 2019

Design School Students Shortlisted for International Design Awards

Five Design School students have reached the final stage of this year’s Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) student awards. The awards are open to students and graduates across the world. The first stage of the judging is anonymous shortlisting and our students are represented in various categories.

William Innes and Hannah Rayner are both finalists in the Circular Emergency category that asks for a product, service or system that uses circular design principles to improve emergency medical care. 

Hannah has a personal interest in circular economy and her design aims to reduce unused single use plastic in medical care. Her user centred solution aims to improve emergency medical care and reduce stress. She commented "I am thrilled to have my design validated by these experts". 

Jack Strachan and Emma Sutcliffe are in the Hidden Figures category. They have been asked to design something that breaks down societal barriers for those with hidden disabilities or impairments. 

Jack's design explores a solution to empower employees with autism in the workplace. He commented "I am really honoured and excited to be recognised and shortlisted with my design".

Elliot Butler is in the Alone Together category that is centred around loneliness and how this can be combatted.  

The final stage of judging is a series of interviews with the finalists, including a 25-minute interview at the RSA in London on 30 April. The shortlisted entrants are invited to discuss their competition entry and some of their other work with the judging panels.

Winners will be announced in May 2019.

We wish all of our students the best of luck.