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Calling all students interested in Design & Architecture!

If you’re a fan of design and architecture then this is your lucky day! The British Council will be showcasing the work of the famous Heatherwick Studios in Hong Kong in September so if you’re interested in studying design and architecture make sure you go and take a look at some of the studios’ world famous projects. Can't visit #InsideHeatherwickStudio in person? Don't miss out: explore the exhibition online

Study design and architecture in the UK

Have you always dreamed of making and creating things? Do you think you have what it takes to be the next big thing in the design or architecture world? If so the UK might just be the right place for you to pursue your studies. The UK has an increasing of design and architecture courses at both universities and further education colleges, and the number of students choosing this study route has boomed with 24% more students choosing creative arts and design between 2004 and 2014. (source: Universities UK, http://tinyurl.com/p2spvoq ).

What do Thomas Heatherwick, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid all have in common? They all studied in the UK!

Currently, the country is experiencing a ‘creative boom’ and has produced some of the best names in design and architecture and some of the most innovative and cutting edge projects ranging from green buses to rolling bridges, globally.

Below, you can listen to Charles Wu speaks about his experience of studying architecture in the UK and his successful career today at the Heatherwick Studio. And Ana Margarita Wang-Zuniga speaks about her experience of studying design in the UK.

Charles Wu

Ana Margarita Wang-Zuniga

If you’re wondering what the day to day study experience is like, then you can also listen to these students from China speak about their UK student experience and about employment opportunities after graduation:






Student experience

To read more about the experiences of some Hong Kong students currently in the UK studying please see Bo Sun Lam’s and Ying Chi (Eva) Lam’s stories.

If you want to know more details about studying architecture in the UK you can read our guide to studying Architecture, Construction and Planning.