New York, Amsterdam and Wycombe: 'All the extras at Bucks make all the difference'


Date: 26th Jul 2017

The best thing about studying at Bucks is all the extras you get, according to BA (Hons) Interior & Spatial Design student Sean Wright.

The second-year student says that there has been lots of ‘best bits’ so far but the travel involved in his course would be top.

“Having the opportunity to travel to New York and Amsterdam as part of the project briefs are definitely up there,” he said.Picture of Sean Wright in New York

“Also over the past couple of years I’ve really gotten into filming, editing and photography at the University which has really opened up so many other doors for me. I’m now involved with most of the societies in the Uni, photographing events and making short edits.

”Plus The Big Deal and the SU's additional skills programme on course really help with student life.”

BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design students at Bucks New University produce designs for residential, retail, and work-based spaces as well as undertaking projects for the leisure, hospitality and event and performance industries.

The University has a wide range of workshops, enabling students to produce work in a wide variety of media. For each of the three years, students have their own designated work space in our design studios.

The course has great connections with industry and recently students have worked on projects with Bouygues Development, Murray Chalmers Music PR, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Showroom London, Space-pod Bourne End and Pentagram London.

The 20-year-old said that the University has been helpful in making him ‘up his game’ and get the most out of his course.Picture of Sean Wright

He said: “My course allows me the chance to work on a variety of skills in the area - CAD, visuals, technical, model-making, design, concepts. Seeing what else has been made or drawn around me in the studio by fellow students has really pushed me into developing bigger and better outcomes for my projects.

“We have five tutors for different areas of the subject that have specialised in specific areas that they teach, making it a better learning environment for us.”

So has Bucks prepared Sean for the world of work?

“Yes, I’ve had work experience at companies that the University is connected to - like Spacepods - as well as working with client specific briefs and tutors that are able to challenge your ideas to make you really work for them. I’d say I’m about ready.

“Ideally I’d like to go into a job that allows me to be out in the field, not behind a desk in an office, always on the move. I get energy from movement and the ideas, and creativity gets better with that energy.”

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