Bringing staff and students together to explore our perceptions of enterprise education
After one year of gathering and analysing students’ opinions at the University of Sheffield, in September 2013 the USE Academy team completed the report ‘Enhancement of curricular enterprise education incorporating students’ perceptions and feedback at the University of Sheffield’, funded by the EEUK Enterprise Education and Research Project Fund.
This module is a core module for students on the Masters in Architecture (MArch).
Students work together in groups over six weeks to complete a community design project. Live Projects were born out of a desire to open up opportunities for students to work with community groups out in the city and further afield while still being supported by the School of Architecture. Students are encouraged to explore how people can effectively participate in the design and construction of the buildings that affect them.
Students leave the course with an unusual blend of design skills. Being able to talk to clients, work collaboratively, develop briefs, and work with people in a real project, helps students to stand out.