Teaching + Learning Excellence

Coventry University Teaching and Learning Conference
Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards
26 – 27 June 2014

ID staff  from Automotive and Transport Design were honoured with an award at the recent Teaching and Learning Conference:

Employability: Automotive and Transport Design
(Nick Hull, Brian Clough, Alan Barrett, Elaine Mackie, Aysar Ghassan, Simon Grand, Lawson Swinfield, John Owen, Shaun Hutchinson, Richard Barrett)

“The Auto & Transport Design course is the top course in the world in terms of student prizes won. Not only does graduate employment remain at a very high level, but also requests to present Internationally to the industry and to other educational institutions, together with the industry commissions for live student projects and research by specialist staff, all speak to the close relationship between the course and industry and the high level of employer engagement. Careers advice is integrated throughout the course, leading industry figures visit to give talks to students, impressive placement opportunities are available. The students learn to be global leaders in their field, the success of many alumni evidences the course’s ability to deliver on this agenda to the highest level.”

Clive Hilton (MSc Industrial Product Design / MSc Design and Transport) was nominated for Inspirational Teacher of the Year.


Erasmus Student Wins International Design Prize

Product Design student  Zahari-Petar Radev has recently won second prize in the Rapid.Tech Student Design and Engineering Awards (out of 1800 entries), winning €1000. He entered the competition during his Erasmus Work Placement in Bayreuth, Germany.


Zahari at the Awards (3rd from Left)

He said: “It is a very prestigious competition. Rapid prototyping and 3D printing is the future and to have a prize in this arena shows that I am proactively seeking out solutions for the future. The judges liked my idea because it was innovative. The prize money will come in very useful but the networking I have experienced through the placement and the competition are more valuable than anything.”


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NewDesigners 2014

ID have two stands at this year’s NewDesigners exhibition at the Business Design Centre in London, which is open to the general public from today.


Automotive & Transport Design

The show began yesterday with a VIP and Press preview, during which we enjoyed awards success with Product Design graduand Alex Daniels finishing runner up in the Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award 2014 (Part 2). This was arguably the highest accolade of the evening awarded to an Industrial Designer (first place going to Graphics). Alex was presented with his trophy, a cheque for £500 and a bottle of Absolut vodka by keynote speaker Sir John Sorrell. Alex’s design for a walking aid caught the judges’ attention by innovatively addressing an un-glamorous design problem. They commented: “Taking on an unglamorous product, Alex has brought a fresh new approach and an elegant solution to the walking aid. He has made it into an inclusive product suitable for both the elderly and injured.”