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Festival of Design & Engineering

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Festival of Design & Engineering

Normally, the Festival of Design & Engineering is one of the busiest highlights of the academic year. Students running everywhere putting the finishing touches to their stands. Academics excited to see how their protégés will pull it together. A buzz of interest on campus as some of the biggest names in design and engineering look out for the brightest talent of tomorrow. This year will not be like that.

For reasons we all know only too well, there’ll be no noise, no bustle, no excited toasts in the student bar once the stress is over. However, in a world where lots has changed, one thing has remained constant. The incredible commitment and ability of our students. These students deserved their projects to be exhibited, for you to see them in the flesh, to congratulate them in person for their creativity and ingenuity. That it can’t happen is unfortunate.

In difficult times, and against a backdrop of uncertainty, these students have produced incredible work. We hope you will join us in giving them that respect. It has never been harder earned.

Take a look at the incredible work of our 2020 cohort of students

You can also view some of their projects in the playlist below:

Read Lucy’s festival story

Lucy Edwards

BSc (Hons) Product Design

By displaying my product at the festival, I get exposure to a number of businesses in a short period of time that would not be possible otherwise.