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Postby thaddeus » Mon May 10, 2004 1:46 pm

Any opinions regarding the following part 2 schools:

Glasgow School of Art
University of Edinburgh
University of Bath
Sheffield University
(University College Dublin)

Are most schools much of a much, up to the individual more so?
Any comments welcome

cheers
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Postby signum » Tue May 25, 2004 3:30 pm

I´ve heard a lot of good things about the Edinburgh course, am trying to move there myself from Strathclyde - needless to say - don´t go there ;)
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Postby atlee » Tue May 25, 2004 4:36 pm

regarding the Scottish Schools, The Lighthouse Architecture Centre organises an exhibition (real and online http://www.scottisharchitecture.com) called Six of the Best, which features work from all of the schools in Scotland. This happens in July so worth looking out for.
Part 2 programmes in the uk vary consideralbly in their ethos and focus. You should find out a bit more about each school and consider where your particular interests lie. Blanket approvals and dismissals can be misleading. Good luck.
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Postby signum » Fri May 28, 2004 3:42 pm

Blanket dismissals can be misleading, I agree, except when you know what you´re talking about, like I do. If you wish to attend a school were a positive, open minded atmosphere exists and where quality teaching is backed up by well applied resources, then I can say without any doubt that Strathclyde is not this school. After attending, for example, a semester at a real university in holland, I have a good idea of what constitues a real and valuable higher education.

It´s sad I know, I wish it were otherwise of course, alas, I cannot help but say anything else!
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Postby poleire » Fri May 28, 2004 6:43 pm

I'm currently attending Glasgow school of Art and Studying Architecture, I cant recommend it highly enough but My advice would be that if you want the typical college social life be warned this course is extremely intense and does'nt really allow time for sport, socialisiing or part-time work, i learned this the hard way but I have to say it does encourage a love of Architecture and the tutors and coursework are top-notch,
First year irish student
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Postby signum » Sat May 29, 2004 4:07 pm

Maybe I should have attended the Mack ;)

oh well :rolleyes: :(
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Postby space_invader » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:17 pm

Signum, what exactly was your problem with StrathclydeUniversity's Architecture course?

Are you referring to under or post grad?

In what way did it not match your expectations of what an Architecture Course should offer?

The reason I ask is that Strathclyde seems to be either massively dissed or praised to the heavens.

It would be interesting to hear an honest appraisal.
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