RINA Marine Design Conference 2014

RINA Marine Design Conference
3-4 September 2014

tim's boat

Aquivica by Tim Thompson

The RINA Marine Design Conference 2014 is underway. Renowned delegates and speakers from around the World are gathered in the University’s Alan Berry lecture theatre to discuss new ideas, innovations and challenges in Marine Design.

The conference has been jointly organised by RINA, EBDIG (The European Boat Design Innovation Group), Lloyds Register and Coventry University. Coventry’s resident marine expert Dr. Sean McCartan began the proceedings this morning with The Marine Design Manifesto. The conference includes no less than nine papers from Coventry University academics (not counting graduates!).


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.