“In creative endeavours, education often sits in the shadow of ‘natural ability’ and yet it lays the foundation of shared knowledge which allows individuals and industries to truly grow. Education gives a full kit of tools that can be used to create designs, which feed the spirit as well as providing practical living spaces”.
The development of an emerging industry can only proceed in unison, across all sectors. We achieve this through the scientific, legal and business development meetings held by the Society, through publications arising from deliberations of research & development and threats to passing-off.
Duplication of design practice and delivery of specific services are reviewed and nurtured in consultation, through fostering professional relationships amongst recognised and accredited practitioners who abide by our international code of conduct and through engagement with parliament to address risks, threats and opportunities. we must remember that everyone is watching and monitoring how we conduct ourselves. This includes the British banking system and other bodies involved in the training and measurement of competitive sectors in commercially conducted interior design services.
Britain has an abundance of talent and innovation. Our universities are creating talented trained professionals who require work experience to develop skills. Travel broadens the mind it helps educate and expand the creative mind. Therefore, it’s a natural progression for the Society to create an international educational exchange. In 2012 we entered into an agreement with our two key international partners, USA and Canada to create an exchange programme for undergraduates of leading universities.
The programme commences in 2013 with a design exchange from USA to Britain. Our first university partner in USA is Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio.
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) that that started with a small step almost six years ago, and has now become a long-term and significant partnership.
Fourteen Interior Design Students from Bowling Green State University will travelling in Europe in May 2013 studying interior design, architecture and culture in four European cities. They will visit design exhibitions and trade shows, interior design projects, world-renowned art galleries and museums, enjoy the timeless works of European master designers, and…get a taste of British, French, Spanish and Turkish cultures.
SBID and Bowling Green State University are seeking placements for interior design students in London from Monday May 12 – Friday May 17, 2013. The group will stay in London until May 20, 2013 during which they would like to visit design projects, projects under construction, and interact with SBID members to learn about their design works, knowledge and skills in the form of formal and informal talk-sessions on design and the profession.
The group is led by Dr. Ashutosh Sohoni (Associate Professor) of Bowling Green State University. If you would like to offer a placement to an exchange student participating in this scheme, or to find out more about how you can become involved please please contact email@example.com or Dr Ashutosh Sohoni firstname.lastname@example.org
The exchange programme is designed to broaden experiences in international trading techniques, presentation, trading laws and regulations as well as the all important face to face client and trade provider relationships. It provides second year students in UK, third to fifth year students in USA and second year students in Canada with a wealth of experiences in the profession which they will soon enter. This scheme has been piloted for two years and now in 2013 commences with an exchange for students studying in USA visiting Britain and seeking a one week pre-paid internship at a design practice in London.
The scheme invites SBID members to provide a internship position for one week in a London based design practice. Each country provide their own funding and pays their own expenses (travel, accommodation and fees). The internship is basically shadowing and observation from the students perspective with tasks provided by the design practice. The student will have a worksheet for signature, it will ask the practice to provide written feedback to the university course evader who will visit during the internship. Each student will have a targeted aim outlining what they hope to achieve.
There are costs involved for a practice to participate. The accredited SBID registered designer will receive 10 CPD points towards their annual requirement.