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Join the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in researching, documenting and celebrating the history of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) architects across England’s 9 regions. Supported by Historic England, this new index links up the heritage and built environment worlds to shine a light on the people and explore the buildings in everyday settings.

We are recruiting small research teams to create this new index. Alongside another volunteer participant, a mentor and a lead researcher – you will lift the lid on BAME architecture that means most to community. Learn about archiving, visit and document significant buildings, interview new communities. Your research will be made publicly available via the index early 2020.

Taking part in this initiative requires a voluntary commitment to key dates for Cohort 1. The workshop date is fixed with desk research allowing some flexibility. All travel expenses will be covered.

• Introduction Workshop: Meet research teams, Historic England, develop work plans
Dec 10 2018: 1600 – 1900, SLCT, Deptford London

• Desk Research Planning
Jan 9 & 23 2019: 1400 – 1800: London

• Research Visit: Weekend visit to people and places
2&3 or 9&10 Feb (every weekend in Feb) 2019: One of the 9 UK regions – location TBC

• Desk Research Archiving
Mar 6 & 20 2019: 1400 – 1800: London

If you are aged 18-25 and interested in applying for Cohort 1, please complete the information at this link by November 30th. We will also recruit for Cohort 2 starting Spring 2019, please indicate your preference and for any questions in advance please contact: email

Run the 2019 Big Half for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Next year’s Big Half takes place on Sunday 10th March 2019. Stephen was a keen runner and participated in the Mini London Marathon in 1988. We want to make the 2019 Big Half a celebration of his life as well as an inspiring way to raise funds to secure his legacy.

We are incredibly lucky to be working with Virgin Money London Marathon, who have given us a select number of places for the Big Half. In fact, our 18-Mile Marker competition in partnership with them has just got underway, offering a unique chance for Part 1 Architecture students/graduates to design the 18th mile marker for this year’s marathon.

So, if running through our wonderful capital city, supported by thousands of cheering spectators, sounds like a challenge you would relish, and you’d like to raise money to support our work, let us know! You’ll not only have our support throughout your training, but the satisfaction of knowing that every penny you raise will support our work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We’ll be at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to congratulate you once you’ve completed the 13 miles. We hope you’ll join Stephen’s Team!

We only have a limited number of places available so If you’d like to be considered for a place on Stephen’s Team please let us know by Friday 7th December. Places are first come first serve.

Fee for entry: £10 upon confirmation of place

Minimum Sponsorship: £500

We hope to hear from you soon!


Workshop With Karakusevic Carson Architects

If you’re an aspiring architect planning to go to University in 2019, this unique project will provide you with the tools to stand out in a sea of University applications.

Karakusevic Carson Architects are hosting a CV and portfolio workshop on 19th November from 4.30pm. If you are currently studying, and working on your uni application, we are able to help!

Please note: to be eligible for this project, you will need to live/ study in the Borough of Brent.

Get involved to:

– Hear how to develop your portfolio from professionals / complete your CV

– Access work experience in one of London’s leading architecture practices.

– Create professional work to put into your design portfolio ready for University.

To attend please visit

For more information on how to get involved please email or call 0208 100 2800

Competition to design the 18-mile marker for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, in collaboration with London Marathon Events Ltd, is pleased to invite Part 1 architecture students and Part 1 graduates from the United Kingdom to take part in a competition for the design of the Virgin Money London Marathon 18-Mile marker.

The competition is free to enter and there are no requirements to submit any physical models or expensive print outs.

We are looking for bold and innovative designs that celebrate Stephen’s life and all that the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has achieved in his name, inspiring and supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter architecture and other careers.  The marker is also a chance to celebrate the very first national Stephen Lawrence Day, which will encourage and support young people in achieving their dreams. The marker design will be featured at the world’s leading marathon as a statement of ambition, creativity and imagination.

The competition will be held in two stages. Stage 1 is an ideas competition, where entrants are asked to develop a high-level concept design that proposes a strong idea for the mile marker.  Those short-listed for the second stage will spend a day at the Arena Group factory, the company that produces the marathon mile markers.   The visit will give the shortlisted entrants a better understanding about the general assembly process of marker structures and they will learn about the constraints attached to the marker design.  At the end of Stage 2, entrants will be asked to present their designs to a judging panel including Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

Working with the Virgin Money London Marathon operations team and Arena Group, the competition winner will have the opportunity to develop the proposal for the mile marker further to an actual construction design.

The proposed mile marker will be installed at the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, enjoyed by 40,000 runners and seen by a global audience.

To encourage as wide a range of entrants as possible and to ensure that all eligible students can take part, entry to the competition is free, only digital documents and no hard copies are needed, and travel expenses to the factory day and panel presentation will be paid.

Key Dates

  • Registration: 01/10/2018 – 21/10/2018 at midnight (3 weeks)
  • Stage 1: 22/10/2018 – 11/11/2018 at midnight (3 weeks)
  • Stage 2: 19/11/2018 – 09/12/2018 at midnight- (3 weeks)
  • Factory visit to Arena Group: week beginning 21/11/2018
  • Presentation to the judging panel: week beginning 10/12/2018
  • Announcement of the winner: Before Christmas
  • Construction design development of winning proposal: 07/01/2019 – 01/02/2019 (4 weeks)
  • Virgin Money London Marathon Day: 28/04/2019
Mile Marker Brief


  • You must register in order to enter the competition.
  • In order to register, please email and put ‘register’ in the subject line.
  • You need to include your full name and the full name of any other people included on your team (up to 4 people per team).
  • We will accept a scanned copy of student ID.
  • No individual is allowed to register twice.

Please note that registration closes at midnight on 21st October 2018.
We regret that we cannot accept any entries that are not registered by this date.

Are You Interested In Working For The Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)? If So We Have Opportunities!

Intelligence Officer Overview – Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)

As a Intelligence Officer your focus will be gathering, delivering, and utilising intelligence. These are fascinating and unique roles. Whether working with government departments to identify the intelligence requirements, overseeing a targeting effort to develop an operation, or reporting back to senior government Ministers. You will be at the forefront of keeping this country safe and secure.

If successful in your application, you will undertake an initial training course. This will allow MI6 to assess and develop your skills. In your career you will undertake a variety of the roles mentioned above, and have the opportunity to work overseas, receiving language training where appropriate.

As your career develops you will have opportunity to broaden your skills and look to move into management an leadership positions.

You will receive a competitive starting salary and also benefit from additional allowances and support.

  • British Citizen
  • One parent also a British Citizen (or have substantial ties to the UK)
  • Minimum 2.2 Degree
  • Lived in the UK for the majority of the past 10 years

What they are looking for:

  • Personify values of courage, respect, integrity and creativity.
  • Motivated to make a difference to the safety of the UK.
  • Interest in people and what makes them tick.
  • Life experience and curiosity about the world.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Works well within a team, has sound judgement, confident in own abilities
  • A sharp intellect and analytical capability with an ability to link disparate data in order to draw conclusions
  • A drive to acquire knowledge and an ability to absorb new learning across a diverse range of subjects
  • An interest in foreign culture is essential, including an interest in living and working overseas and learning foreign languages

Thinking of applying?

You should only discuss your application with your partner or one close family member, as long as they are British. They should be made aware of the need for discretion.

Contrary to some people’s pre-conceptions, there is not an MI6 ‘type’. MI6 strives for diversity in the work place and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.  You are judged solely by the value that you can add to their work.

MI6 is  proud to be working with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in order to demonstrate commitment to recruiting from a diverse pool.

To apply: please email your CV and covering letter (specifically stating how you meet the criteria) to by Friday 19th October at midday.


Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and London Marathon Events announce new competition for young architects

* Opportunity to design the Mile Marker at the 18-mile point of the Virgin Money London Marathon

* Design to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence, who was 18 when he was murdered in 1993

On the day of Stephen Lawrence’s birthday (13 September) London Marathon Events Ltd and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust have announced an exciting new competition for aspiring young architects to design the Mile Marker for the 18-mile point on the course of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The winning entry will be seen by all 40,000 runners in the marathon and millions worldwide who watch the race on television.

Stephen Lawrence was a talented runner and wanted to train to be an architect. He was a member of Cambridge Harriers running club and competed in the Mini London Marathon in 1988. The 25th anniversary of his murder coincided with the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon and a team of ten runners – Stephen’s Team – ran to raise funds for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. The Trust works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them to enter and succeed in the career of their choice.

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday 28 April, shortly after the inaugural national Stephen Lawrence Day on Monday 22 April. Stephen’s Team will again be running.

The competition is aimed at Part 1 undergraduates and recently qualified Part 1 architectural assistants and applicants can enter either as individuals or as a team of four. Applicants will be able to register for the competition and download the entry pack at from early October.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events Ltd, said: “We are proud to support the work of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust through this competition which offers young architects a high profile design opportunity at the world’s greatest marathon and celebrates Stephen’s legacy in the first year of the inaugural Stephen Lawrence Day.”

Sonia Watson, Chief Executive of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust said ‘This is a very exciting and rare opportunity for architecture students to have their work seen by audiences across the world. It is also great way to celebrate the first Stephen Lawrence Day, bringing together his passion for architecture and design with his love of running. We are excited to see the designs that entrants come up with.’



The value of localised engagement continues on the Olympic development site in East London

The Stephen Lawrence Chartable Trust have been working in partnership with L&Q to deliver another year of paid summer placements to young people over at Chobham Manor LLP, we have partnered with PRP architects for the sixth consecutive year, as well as home builder Taylor Wimpey, who joined as a partner of The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in 2017.

Bareera was the successful candidate for the role at PRP, having completed the first-year of her architecture degree at the University of Arts London. When applying for the position at PRP the interview panel were extremely impressed by her knowledge of the local area and approach to community-based design. During her placement Bareera worked in the design team and landscape team at PPR, attending client meetings, site visits and working on projects related to the Chobham Manor site, being exposed to software programmes and live design projects.

Bareera said; Being able to work at PRP is a unique opportunity as the practice is varied and has teams working on all the RIBA stages- from planning to delivery- and has an exciting landscape department. I have come away with a clearer and more thorough understanding of the architecture industry which is invaluable at this stage in my studies. I was also very lucky to visit the Chobham Manor construction site which gave me an excellent insight into how architecture is realised on site. I have also learnt how to use Revit and I have no doubt grown in confidence and built relations with incredible people at PRP.



The successful candidate who joined the team at Taylor Wimpey, Murat Collins, was asked how he found the experience working at one of the UK leading home builders, ‘This has been an incredible opportunity for me to gain an insight into site management from such a reputable company, Taylor Wimpey. This placement has improved my confidence in decision making whilst every day presenting new challenges which has furthered my knowledge in this industry. I have worked alongside very experienced people in this field who have been only too happy to share their knowledge, which I really appreciate and would like to thank the great team there’


Sharan Ansong, Business Lead on Chobham Manor at L&Q said;  It’s really rewarding to create these work placements in architecture and construction fields, giving local people the opportunity to grow and gain hands on experience in their chosen career close to their home. Bareera and Murat both showed real passion and have really embraced this experience to their advantage. The process of selecting the right candidate is a collaborative process from shortlisting, interviewing and even following their journey beyond the work experience programme. I look forward to continue our growing partnerships with Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, PRP and Taylor Wimpey to continue to offer future opportunities such as these.’




Claridge Architects become new partners on the Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme.

Claridge architects are an award-winning practice based in London and have recently signed up to support the Trusts flagship diversity and inclusion programme; The Building Futures Programme.

Marcus Claridge, Director of Claridge architects said “Claridge Architects wanted to get involved with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust as we believe everyone should have the opportunity to be an architect despite background, race or colour. We want to encourage equality of opportunity by offering time, support and skills learnt individually and collectively to those who share an interest in architecture as a career

The practice  kicked off their support last week, with several their team volunteering to supporting young aspiring architects through our mentoring programme, offering once monthly sessions on topics chosen by the young people.

Development Manager at the Trust, Neil Onions said, “Having Claridge Architects join the Trusts Building Futures Programme adds another leading practice to the Trusts network, we are extremely pleased to be working with the studio and look forward to witnessing the students develop on their journey with the practice’.


Building Futures with Forterra, brick by brick.  

As one of the largest manufacturers of building products in the UK, Forterra have donated £10,000 to The Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme. The sponsorship campaign which was launch earlier this year by The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, aims to sustain the charities flagship diversity and inclusion programme, which supports young aspiring architects between 16-30 years of age, has received a huge push toward its target thanks to the generous donation from Forterra.   

Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of Forterra, said, “The good work of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust helps ensure that young people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to enter the construction industry, including the field of architecture, just as Stephen Lawrence aspired to. We want our support for the Trust to go towards these efforts, and to make a real difference in young people’s lives.”

The Building Futures Programme has supported over 350 young people to date who are all seeking careers in the built environment profession.

Sonia Watson, Chief Executive of Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust said, ‘To receive the support from Forterra has been instrumental in helping the Trust to award more bursaries thank ever in this, the 25th anniversary year of Stephen’s murder before he could realise his own aspiration to become an Architect.  We are determined to ensure that the spaces and places we inhabit are designed and constructed by us all.  The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust relies solely on public donations to achieve this. Thank you Forterra for being part of that journey’.




Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture – Tickets now on sale

On Septmber 20th, the RIBA are once again hosting the Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture, helping to raise vital funds for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. This year’s lecture is particularly significant as 2018 marks both the 25th anniversary since his murder and 20 years since the founding of the Trust.

Stephen had a passion for architecture and was already on the path to pursuing his dream, and the Trust reflects his love for architecture in its work to support young and aspiring architects from underrepresented backgrounds to study and qualify. This year alone the Trust’s Building Futures programme is supporting over 250 young people through bursaries, work placements, industry workshops and mentoring.

This year’s lecture is co-curated by RIBA and The [204] Design Collective, following the success of their ‘Decolonizing Architecture’ event series as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The panel of speakers will be discussing the impact of the voice of youth in redefining alternative methods of architectural practice, and will be sharing thoughts on identity, diversity, equality of opportunities, and their relationship to architecture and the city.

Speakers include:

  • Akil Scafe-Smith and Gameli Ladzekpod, founders of RESOLVE, an interdisciplinary design collective that looks towards the synthesis of architecture, engineering, technology and art to address multi-scalar social challenges.
  • Abigail Patel and Selasi Setufe, from the Future Architects Network. Abigail is RIBA National Council Student Representative and an outspoken advocate for the need for young people to have a strong voice within the architectural community. Selasi is founder of creative start-up Crystal Design Studies and Co-Vice President of Students and Associates at RIBA.
  • Ahnansé, founder of music collective Steam Down. Ahnanse’s musical development has been tied in with questions of how creativity contributes to the world and society.

Chair: Kieran Yates, Journalist and Broadcaster reporting on culture, news and politics. She currently has a column at Vice called ‘British Values’ and writes regularly for The Guardian, Fader, Dazed, broadcasts on BBC Asian Network and was nominated for Culture Writer of the Year in 2016.

Following the panel discussion, music collective Steam Down will perform live with stage design provided by The [204] Design Collective. There will also be an opportunity to explore work by the Trust’s 2018 bursary award winners, whom the Trust is supporting on their journey to become architects.

Guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival before hearing the panel discussion. Also included in the ticket price is bowl food by award-winning chef Anthony Cumberbatch from AC Lab.

All monies raised will go to support the work of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.


Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Charity number 1102267


The Stride Team Raise £4,930.50

Members of the team at Stride Recruitment visited the Trust this week to award Baroness Lawrence and CEO Sonia Watson, a cheque for £4,930.50, after walking 75 miles from their offices in Portsmouth to the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London. This is the second consecutive year that the Stride team have raised vital funds to support the Trusts annual; Stephen Lawrence Bursary Awards.

Sonia Watson said “It’s fantastic to have the continued support from the team at Stride; last year they took on the 3 peaks challenge in horrific weather conditions to raise over £5,000 and this year they walked a remarkable 75 miles in 25 hours, to mark the 25th anniversary year. A huge thank you goes to all the team at  Stride”.

The fundraising team also meet some of this years recipients of the Stephen Lawrence Bursary award, so they could see first hand the talent that we support.

If you would like to know more about how you could support the Trusts bursary scheme, please email

Stephen Lawrence Bursary Prizes Winners – Class of 2018

Future Housing London Workshop – applications open!

Call For Young Londoners Aged 16-21

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable and Mæ Architects, urban designers and researchers. Mae design buildings that seek to address today’s urban, social and environmental challenges.

We have been commissioned by the Mayor of London to develop new Housing Design Guidance for London, which will advocate the best solutions for well-designed housing in the city. We are working alongside the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to find young Londoners to help us in this endeavour.
Like the Mayor of London, we want this guide to ensure excellent housing is being built and that London’s available land is used to its optimum potential. Your opinions, those of the future generations of London, are enriching and invaluable to our development of this work

Please answer either one or both of the questions above in 250 words then we want you to apply with your answer for a chance to join the Mayor’s Housing Design Guidance team at City Hall for a workshop. This workshop will be open, frank and enlivening. We will present our ideas on emerging housing design and invite your views on how your city and communities may be affected by either significant regeneration or by the changes that smaller infill housing may bring.

Your input will not only help inform the Housing Design Guidance, the feedback from the workshop could be documented and published as part of the guidance.

Apply to take part in the Futures London Workshop at City Hall by Friday 24th August for the workshop taking place on Monday 29th August. Successful applicants will be notified on Monday 27nd.

Time & date of workshop: Wednesday 29th August 2018, 2 – 5.30pm




RSHP signs up to ‘The Building Futures Programme’

International architecture practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Parters (RSHP), have signed up to the ‘Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme;’ a project which sees four budding RIBA Part I architecture students from Bristol, Liverpool and London Universities, embarking on their six-month mentoring programme with the practice.

The sessions take place each month in the iconic RSHP-designed, Leadenhall Building (affectionately referred to as the Cheesegrater) located in central London. With the architectural backdrop of surrounding the city providing endless inspiration to the young designers, their mentors will be providing insightful advice and support to guide the young architects as they approach their graduation in 2019.


“RSHP are delighted to support the ‘Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Building Futures Programme.’ The aims and objectives of the trust are shared by us and are at the core of our social responsibility as architects, supporting the next generation of architects to ensure we have a diverse profession and importantly providing opportunities to young people.” –  Jack Newton, Senior Associate, RSHP

Harjinder Singh, Senior Architect at RSHP and former recipient of the prestigious ‘Stephen Lawrence Bursary’ for his Part II Studies in 2008, will be joining Senior Associate Jack Newton as part of the mentoring programme team of six architects from the practice.

Neil Onions, Manager of The Building Futures Programme said, “I’m delighted to be able to announce we are working with RSHP. Partnerships such as these are made all the more special when the connection comes through an SLCT alumni member. We are looking forward to working with the practice and welcoming them to the Stephen Lawrence Architecture Advisory Board in September.”

To learn more about the Building Futures Programme, please read here: link.

Photo Credit: James Newman

Enter for RIBA Rising Stars 2018

Put yourself forward or nominate your colleagues and collaborators now for RIBAJ Rising Stars 2018.


“I’m excited to see what this year’s entries will bring – as a very high benchmark has been set.”

Ben Brocklesby, Origin

Winners will be profiled in the RIBA Journal and on and invited to an exclusive Class of 2018 party and round table.

Don’t miss your chance to have your talents recognised.

Submit an entry today. Deadline: 17:00, Monday 10 September 2018

Enter here


Wanted: Design Assistant at LLDC

LLDC are looking for a proactive and self-motivated Design Assistant to work within our Development Design Team to contribute to an effective design function for the wider Development Team. This is a supporting role involving work on projects between RIBA stages 0-7 as well as assisting the team in providing specialist architectural/urban design advice for the organisation. This is a busy and involved role and will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work on design briefs, design proposals, feasibility studies and prepare maps, drawings and plans for our exciting portfolio of development and regeneration projects.


To apply for this role candidates need to have a relevant degree and have some experience of contributing to the delivery of projects through RIBA stages 0-7. Candidates will also have demonstrable knowledge of best practice urban design and the principles of development as well as excellent freehand and computer drafting skills, excellent mapping skills and the ability to interpret drawings and technical information. Candidates must be highly numerate and computer literate and have exceptional verbal and written skills.


In return the successful candidate will receive a fantastic benefits package including; incremental performance based pay and local government pension.

Salary: £25,275 Per annum


A full job description and person specification on the link below. 


The closing date for applications is  Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 12 Noon.

Interviews will take place week commencing 30th July 2018

Unconscious Bias in the Workforce

Our CEO, Sonia Watson, explains how socio-economic factors can unfairly affect someone’s career chances in Building magazine, 6th July.


Diversity and equality at work is a relatively simple concept – it means that there are no barriers preventing certain groups of people from taking advantage of professional opportunities and that nobody is treated differently because of their personal characteristics.

Discrimination is not always deliberate – these decisions are often made subconsciously. The term “unconscious bias” describes the tendency for people to make assumptions about others based on cultural context as well as on their personal experiences and background.

For recruiters, who sift through hundreds of CVs and applications to fill roles, this may mean unconsciously making decisions based on the applicants’ names or backgrounds. 

But there are limits to how far blind recruitment can even out the playing field.


Sonia Watson says: “Take architecture. The length of the degree is always going to be an issue. Trying to sustain yourself for seven years is a long time, considering the socioeconomic factors at play, particularly in London.”

Some students, she adds, just cannot afford to work on several portfolios of their work to supplement their education. “Voluntary work, a year out in work experience – all of these are additional barriers in the recruitment process. You need someone to welcome you in and pay you to do your year out.”

Watson explained that the trust’s work was born out of a lack of diversity in architecture. She explains: “We were trying to understand why there was less opportunity to be a practising architect from a BME background than there was 25 years ago.”

The trust’s work is demand-led – partly in response to the built environment asking questions about how to increase diversity in its organisations. This, Watson says, is particularly relevant if you are working on a public sector project, where there might be targets set for diversity. And the trust’s focus goes beyond recruiters, to also helping candidates boost their CVs.

“We want to help people get ready to apply for roles and supplement their skills acquired through higher education with some of the more nuanced softer skills that they might not have built up, such as debating, presenting, group work and the like. 

“Once the applicant has been taken through these steps, they have a degree, a good portfolio, presenting skills, and they’re well placed in a blind recruitment process.”


Read the full article here.


School Programmes Update!

All of the students we work with on our school programmes have had a busy month. Firstly, Sedgehill has been involved in a Speed Mentoring activity. The students had 5 minutes to speak with 6 professionals from the Ministry of Justice, Fountain Court Chambers and Hachette Publishing. Following this event some of the students were able to visit Fountain Court Chambers. During this insight day, the Year 9’s met inspirational people to find out more about careers as a Barrister, Clerk and Judge. Some of the students said,

“I’d never seen a court before so that was good.”

“It has made me feel more confident in achieving my goals because a lot of them came from normal backgrounds.”


Shakespeare’s Globe and MAKE Architects kindly hosted insight days for students from Harris Academy Greenwich. After a presentation from a current apprentice and a front and backstage tour, 89% of the students said the visit to Shakespeare Globe made them feel more informed about careers in the Creative Sector. During our visit to MAKE Architects the students were given a studio tour and a model making workshop. The brief was to design their own hobby space. The students said the visit,

“Gave me a good experience of what it is like to be an Architect.”

“I learnt what a modern architectural workplace is like.”

” I am more confident about a career in Architecture because I feel like it is accessible to me.”


Students from Deptford Green visited Chapman BDSP for a morning of workshops that gave them an insight into life as a Building Services Engineer. The careers explored were Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) Engineering, Fire Engineering and Environmental Design. All of the students said they learnt more about the engineering industry from this day. Lastly, the Year 9 students visited Your Space at the Stephen Lawrence Centre for a workshop with SCRUM Educational Experience. The students got to work on designing an app for disadvantaged children who wanted to go on Work Experience but couldn’t afford to. The students said they enjoyed the workshop because they found out what it was like working in tech and learnt more about business modelling.