Enterprise & Innovation
“We provide a range of programmes for students and businesses to support enterprise and innovation providing a platform for young entrepreneurs, graduates and current students to develop their industry skills by working on live projects, supported and mentored by design professionals.
In association with leading Universities SBID is supporting a work experience programme which will be launched in 2013. It is hoped that it will supersede the short term internship although all experience is valuable research shows that this methodology brings little benefit to the student or the business provider alike. Instead, a new programme will be launched endorsed by government by in 2013.
Each student member of the SBID will be asked to send in a CV, and a sample portfolio that will highlight strengths and focus. They will then be placed with a design or architectural practice for one day per week for up to 6 months. The student will be asked to undertake a number of tasks that will support and deliver a project and in return the design company will illustrate good practice and develop both their team-working and design skills throughout.
The Interior profession recognizes that often students have valuable skills and wonderful ideas but find it difficult to identify context, relevance and pace, which is gained through experience. It is hoped that throughout their placement they will enjoy key areas of the design process from attending meetings, materials research, idea generation to cad delivery.
We are very excited by the development of this partnership between the SBID and leading Universities and look forward to a better connection for our bright and enthusiastic students and graduates to prosper, advancing standards and developing career paths.”
Kaye Newman – Course Leader in Interior Design BA (Hons) – London Metropolitan University
SBID has launched an exchange programme to create educational opportunities and professional exposure for interior design students from either side of the Atlantic. We are delighted to be working with the Bowling Green state University (Ohio, USA).
Interior Design Study Abroad 4-20 May 2013: London, Paris, Barcelona, lead by professor Ashutosh Sohoni.
- Intern and interact with European Interior Designers
- Visit Design Exhibitions and Trade Shows
-Visit Interior Design Projects/Sites
-Visit world-renowned Art Galleries and Museums
-Enjoy the timeless works of Antonio Gaudi, Bernard Tschumi, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and others…
and….. Get a taste of British, French and Spanish Cultures as you travel through Europe.
Students can earn 3.0 Credit Hours in 3 weeks.
Open to all BGSU Majors. Limited to the first 14 students.
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September 2012 – Equip’Hotel (SBID’s partner) appoints ambassadors in each country for Design, Education and chef of distinction.
For Great Britain, the chosen ambassadors are:
Co-founder of Arts Thread
& SBID’s executive board member
President of SBID
|Chef of distinction
French & British Chef
SBID has formed a memorandum of understanding with ARTS THREAD to promote the design profession for degree qualified students. It’s the world’s only creative graduate website designed to connect industry, universities/schools and students worldwide.
Frazer McDonald Hay, Chairman of SBID Education Panel is currently setting up a Glasgow School of Art initiative in Singapour.
It will provide two key degree programmes, Communication Design with three strands Illustration, Graphic Design and Photography; the other key programme is Interior Design. The School opens on Sept 17th wp-content/2012. The students have an interim campus built especially for them until they move to their permanent Campus which will be built 2014.
As the Programme Director of the GSofA, Frazer says: “We hope to create a new breed of global designer fluent in cross cultural communication and expression. The graduates will have a beguiling mix of influences, skills, techniques and histories which will help make them a hot commodity for the international design communities eager to facilitate tomorrow’s corporate and cultural initiatives”.