Events

Design Star training event: Writing for Books & Journals

23 January 2018

University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Reading

DESIGN MATTERS: COLLABORATION, IMPACT, OUTREACH

Are you thinking about getting published? Are you interested in engaging wider audiences? How can you cross the divide between research and practice?  Whether you’ve got a promising idea, or you just want to deepen your understanding of scholarly communication, this workshop will give you the unique opportunity find out more about the process of getting published, engagement, and wider impact. Design Star will welcome members of the Routledge editorial team, as well as authors and editors working in the field of design studies, to lead this workshop on 23 January 2018 at the University of Reading. Come along to hear informative presentations, to ask questions, and to share your creative ideas. If you have any queries, please get in touch with Polly Harte

This event is for Design Star students; please check your emails for details

Design Star Induction Day 19 October 2017

Loughborough University in London, 3 Lesney Avenue,
 The Broadcast Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E15 2GZ

For all Design Star students and staff held at LUiL

 

Design Star Summer School 13-16 September 2017

Food for thought

For Design Star students held at Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex

The Summer School will provide students and supervisors with an exciting three-day experience. You will be able to choose from a varied menu, including group projects, student-led sessions, and drop-in activities – or devise your own ad hoc activities, even if this is just writing or going for a walk in the countryside. Please get in touch if you would like more information designstaradmin@reading.ac.uk

Loughborough Design School Postgraduate Research Conference 2017

Hosted by Loughborough Design School, University of Loughborough

5 & 6 April 2017

For current Design Star students from all cohorts.

More details to follow.

Design Star Methods Event

What makes research design research?

The Open University, Library Building, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

30 January 2017

For current Design Star students from all cohorts.

We will be updating the website with images and videos from this hugely successful event shortly

Design Star Induction Day

11 November 2016, Loughborough University (London)

This was a great opportunity to get new and current students, and members of staff together and find out what research is going on.

Activities and talks  included  Co-designing Design Star activities (Jocelyn Bailey) and Career planning (Richard Bibb)

Rachel Warner, a University of Reading student, said:

As a new student embarking on my research under the umbrella of Design Star, Friday’s Design Star event offered many opportunities to connect with fellow researchers and find out more about the diversity of experience and skills of all Design Star students. A workshop, organised by the student rep Jocelyn, culminated in group discussions about the range of research methods and research themes across our work, Design Star values and putting these in to practice, as well as Design Star current and future. New ideas and collaboration potential were evident from the animated conversations and wealth of ideas presented, exciting for a new researcher starting out, and providing huge potential for future collaborations’

RW ML discussion

 

 3D Printing workshop and Loughborough PhD Conference

12th – 13th April 2016, Loughborough University

On the afternoon of Tuesday 12th April, all Design Star students are invited to come to Loughborough and have a go at some additive manufacturing (commonly known as 3D printing). We will show you the range of things you can do with this, including how it can be used for non-traditional applications such as prosthetics and fashion, and how you can use new ways of interacting with CAD software. Don’t worry about it being techie (we will deal with this) – the idea is for you to have a go, perhaps with something you haven’t come across before.

The following day, Wednesday 13th April, we are running our annual PhD students conference. All Design Star students are welcome to come to this, and FIRST YEARS can enter a poster, as second years did last year. Once again we have rummaged in our pockets for small change and will have some prizes for best poster. As well as posters, there will be about 30 presentations from our 2nd and 3rd year students, covering a wide range of design related topics. It will be an interesting day for you, give you a chance to meet other students doing similar work, and maybe help you with your studies.

Design in Service joint workshop with LDOC

May 2016, London

 

Inspire and Engage networking evening

28 January 2016, Jerwood Space, London

The evening provides an opportunity for PhD students and early-career researchers in the Arts & Humanities to meet with relevant ‘policy makers’ (loosely construed- civil servants, journalists, representatives of key organisations, etc.) with a view to seeding future collaborations and policy impact. The evening is chiefly geared towards supporting junior academics foster links with a view to shaping policy longer-term. 

More information from Olivia Swift: Olivia.Swift@rhul.ac.uk

Inspire & engage

 

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4 December 2015

Birkbeck, University of London

Welcome – Dr Olivia Swift, Royal Holloway, University of London

Keynote I – Professor Marc Stears, Dept of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford

Giving evidence to Parliament Dr Andrew Blick, Director of History & Policy (& Inst. of Contemporary British History, Kings College London)

Conducting a ‘Delphi Study’ for policy impact  Helen Campbell-Pickford, Dept of Education, University of Oxford (creative arts policy)

The value of creating networks for policy and other impact Dr Madeleine Brook, Oxford German Network

Keynote II Matthew Taylor, RSA

Engaging the press Kate Murray, The Guardian, housing & social policy

Social design & policy impact Professor Guy Julier & Jocelyn Bailey, V&A, University of Brighton

Working with museums Professor David Gilbert, Dept of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

Summing up Professor Helen Nicholson, Royal Holloway, University of London

Practice research: biographies, beginnings & futures

Half-day workshop in November 2015

Design Star launch

The 23 September 2015 launch event, organised by Design Star, bought together three of the design Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). This was hosted by John Mathers at the Design Council who gave a welcome talk. Prof. Tracy Bhamra from Loughborough talked about the importance of partnership working in design, and each of the CDTs gave an outline of their approach and plans. Staff, students and some partners attended the event, which was well-received by students.

Identifying prints

Working with our partner the V&A to deliver a short course in June 2015.

DesRes at Loughborough

Design Star students joined a postgraduate conference at Loughborough University 31 March/1 April 2015, where as well as presenting their research they toured the facilities available to them at Loughborough Design School, and had a Design Star keynote lecture from Prof Neil Mansfield. The event was held in conjunction with Loughborough Design School’s annual postgraduate research group conference ‘DesRes’, with a whole day dedicated to Design Star students

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