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Successful Evening at the University of Cambridge

Successful Evening at the University of Cambridge

After a successful evening at the University of Cambridge, 22 students from the Department of Architecture and the same number of local Practices have volunteered to take part in our Student Mentoring Scheme with the university this year.

This is an increase of over 100% on our pilot scheme last year, representing around 49% of the year group and a majority of those who want to practice architecture.

The evening started with Ben Derbyshire giving a talk at the Department about the Future of the Profession. The Studio was packed with staff and students from all years, discussing some of the most pressing concerns for young, future architects.

The ‘Meet and Greet Evening’ followed directly after this with third year students meeting their mentors for the first time. As part of their application to join the scheme, students list some of their interests and these are carefully matched against the volunteer Practices.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain an understanding of practical life as an architect and we would like to thank all those busy Members who have offered their time and expertise to the scheme.

Thanks also for all the support we have had from the Cambridge Association of Architects who took the opportunity to show Ben around some of the newest developments in Cambridge during the afternoon.

Ben enjoyed the day and has offered to come back to join a debate at the University in December and early next year to join Members at a CAA event.

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