Hugh Byrd flies into the news

We always like it when our students get success. It’s what we’re here for, really. But it’s also pretty fantastic when our academics are recognised too. So imagine the smile on our faces when we learnt that Professor Hugh Byrd, from the BA(Hons) Architecture course, had seen his work included in The Guardian.

Hugh was talking about how power outages of the past could be an indication of more major blackouts in the future. We could tell you more, but the people at The Guardian are pretty good at writing a story so we’ll leave it up to them. You can read the full article here.

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Sustainable Architectural Design student to present to UN

We like it when the words ‘exciting news’ are used to introduce something to us, and today those words were used with just cause.

Manvi Vyas, a student on the MSc Sustainable Architectural Design programme, has been invited to present her work at the United Nations Headquarters after winning the ‘International Communities: A Society for All Ages’ competition. The competition was organised by the International Council for Caring Communities in conjunction with the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements and the United Nations Programme on Ageing, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Her project, completed at the University of Lincoln, has received an Honourable Mention. As part of this Manvi is being invited to present at the Urban Future: South Meets North High Level Working Session at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Dr. Amira Elnokaly, Manvi’s Tutor said, “Out of over 300 applications from all over the world it is really a great achievement that Manvi’s project was one of only eight selected to be awarded.”

It’s also great that she gets to go to New York. We look forward to the postcard.

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A local newspaper wrote about Manvi’s success.