Moving On Up

The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015

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Coventry University has moved up the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015 league table by 3 places, taking us to 42nd overall (the highest any post 1992 University has ever achieved). We have also been named ‘University of the Year for Student Experience 2015′ and, for the second year running, ‘Modern University of the Year’.

The University was also shortlisted for the overall ‘University of the Year 2015′ category (awarded to our neighbours The University of Warwick) – this (of course) remains a future aspiration.

Well done us!

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ID Win Prestigious Red Dot Awards

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 / Red Dot Design Ranking

Students at Coventry University have beaten over 4,750 entries from 63 countries to win what is considered an ‘Oscar’ of the global design industry, and have helped the University achieve a number one ranking for design in the UK.

Led by Senior Lecturer, Clive Hilton, two groups of postgraduates (Team Pangea and Team Hercules), have won the Red Dot ‘Best Concept Award’ and ‘Best of Best Concept Award’ respectively in recognition of their designs for an innovative earth-digging excavator, which were conceived as part of a collaboration with Leamington-based global engineering consultant Ricardo plc.

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The design from Team Hercules, which was one of only 40 to be awarded the ‘Best of Best Concept’ accolade

ID Welcomes Patrick W. Jordan

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The School is delighted to announce that Patrick W. Jordan has been appointed as Visiting Professor in Industrial Design. Amongst other activities Patrick will be co-supervising a PhD on automotive design with Coventry University. The project, which will be run in conjunction with the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA), looks at people’s psychological reactions to design and at how vehicles can be made more emotionally appealing. Patrick has extensive experience of working in the automotive industry. Clients include Nissan, Volvo and Renault. He has recently supervised a project on the branding of cars and what makes them appealing and also examined a PhD in this area at Delft University.

MA Automotive Design Graduate Flying High in Beijing

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MA Automotive Design graduate, Can Huang, has secured a graduate job with Hyundai in Bejing. Can was presented with awards for ‘Best Model’ and ‘Best Concept’ at the University’s industry private view earlier in the year. He then submitted a winning design entitled Sustainable Future Sports Car, which generated interested from leading publication Car Design News.

Following this success, Can has managed to secure a graduate position in Hyundai Motors, Beijing. Can will be working as an Exterior Designer for Hyundai and said: “This role offers fantastic opportunities to work on live projects and carry out that work in a great environment with the best facilities.”

Can continued: “I’m looking forward to working in a professional design environment, working on production cars, competing with experienced designers in both the China studio and the other three studios in the world. I get instruction from experienced designers, which has improved a lot of my sketches and design ability.”

 

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