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Inspiring Minds: Architecture

What is Inspiring Minds?

Inspiring Minds is an excellent opportunity for post-16 students to learn more about the options available at university, through a series of academic taster days focusing around different subject areas. The events allow students to enhance current studies and experience studying their chosen subject area at undergraduate level through a range of topical taster sessions, including lectures and workshops, delivered by our academic teaching staff. Ultimately, the events aim to help students make informed decisions about their higher education options, by exploring subject areas in greater depth and developing an understanding of university level study.

Attendees can also learn more about applying to higher education and university life with informative sessions covering a range of topics such as UCAS applications, personal statements and student finance. Our current students will be available to answer any questions and offer tours of our stunning 440-acre single-site campus. Where possible, we will also provide the opportunity to meet some of our graduates, providing an insight to their career paths after studying at Loughborough.

Furthermore, attending these events can make a great addition to a student’s personal statement, helping them to stand out as part of the university application process.

Individual students, as well as school and college groups, are welcome. The events are free of charge to attend (excluding the cost of travel to Loughborough) and lunch is provided for students.

Please note that the primary purpose of these events is not to provide detailed information on the specific content of our degree courses, but to allow students the opportunity to experience university level study through a range of undergraduate level taster sessions. Course information can be found using our online prospectus and brochures will be provided to take away with this information.

Inspiring Minds: Architecture

Wednesday 9th October 2019 | Loughborough Campus

This event provided a great opportunity for students in Years 12 and 13 to find out more about studying architecture at Loughborough University.

The day included an overview of the department and course, helpful sessions on researching higher education and writing personal statements, as well as a tour of the school's facilities. Furthermore, students took part in a practical design activity inspired by the Serpentine Gallery in London, with the opportunity to take a tour of our outstanding single-site campus with our current students.

Some of the feedback we received includes:

"The day has given me a better understanding of architecture. I have had the opportunity to explore my interests and see if architecture is the course for me"

"I am certain I would like to pursue architecture and enjoyed seeing Loughborough's impressive facilities"

"It was really useful, interesting, informative and fun. I learnt a lot"

Please see below the event timetable, which indicates the sessions typically offered at this event.

If you would like to register your interest for future architecture taster events, please click below. You may also be interested in our Inspiring Minds STEM event on Tuesday 31 March 2020 which includes architecture sessions.

Dr Robert Schmidt III, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, introducing the 'Design a Pavilion' practical activity