Information for students

The annual awarding of the Stephen Lawrence Bursary is one of the founding cornerstones of the Trust and remains an important feature of how we support young people. Bursaries can be used to help with the cost of studying architecture, for example, model making equipment and materials, software, technology, printing, study trips, living costs, etc.

Those who are awarded a bursary will also become an Ambassador of the Trust and join the cohort of students forming the SLCT Class of 2019/20. This offers a unique opportunity to build a close network of peers to collaborate with and gain support from aspiring architects at a similar career stage. We provide support for young people at all stages of their journey to becoming an architect and stay connected with our alumni creating a far-reaching network in the profession.

In addition, bursary recipients will be offered close one-to-one mentoring from one of our partner practices to help guide them through their professional journey.

Application for bursaries for the year beginning 2019 is now open.

  • The deadline for application submission is Friday 26 April 2019
  • Students will be notified if they have been shortlisted on 6 May and will subsequently be invited to submit their portfolios and CVs. Students will then be asked to attend a panel interview, where they will have the opportunity to present their work and explain their ambitions and goals
  • Bursaries will be awarded to successful candidates in time for the start of the academic year in September 2019

You can find information about last year’s bursary recipients here.

Skills workshops

Workshops are facilitated by our partner practices who support the Building Futures programme. Led by architects and related industry specialists, workshops can expand your skillset and strengthen your job applications. We deliver opportunities to learn about the architecture profession as well as the subject itself.

Topics covered:

  • Employability skills training
  • CV and portfolio improvement
  • CAD and BIM software training
  • Drawing and representation skills
  • Presentation practice and how to set up your own company

Workshops will also include site visits and tours of offices. Visiting a live construction project or architecture office allows you to learn how architecture theory is put into practice and see first-hand the scale and complexities of a construction site.