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Group F THE BREXIT DEBATE

Brexit is one of the most talked about topics in recent years. The UK will officially leave the EU on the 29th March 2019. There lies a lot of uncertainties and unforeseeable future for the country. It is especially interesting for the architectural sector where it heavily relies on foreign professionals. Event F provides the perfect platform for students to debate how the industry will be affected by Brexit from educational and professional point of view. // Download Poster

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Moving on from yesterday's discussion panels, all students will have answers to most of their questions. The page layout follows the format like how we discussed yesterday on the type of information that builds up into asking a certain question. Answers from the panel is noted down and analysed to give our own opinion backed up by the information/ statistics we found on journals/ publication or reports.
Posted 4 Apr 2019 14:52
Day 9 is production production and production day! Information gathered from the afternoon discussion panel session will be put down into paper for the final publication. Afternoon will be off to compensate Wednesday afternoon's event.
Posted 3 Apr 2019 22:44
Answers from the panelists earlier this afternoon will be reviewed and put down on paper for the final publication. This is a rough guide on how students are able to analyse the answers and have their own opinion supported by the documents they have read throughout these two weeks.
Posted 3 Apr 2019 22:43
We invited Mark Percival (architect), Graham Smith (architect), Dr Angela Connelly (academiia), Penny Christoforou (6th year student) and Aaron Underhill (5th year student) to be on our panel for our event today. It ran smoothly with complications with the microphones but overall the discussion is organic while everyone have new inputs on viewing BREXIT towards the architecture field . Discussion ranges from what would happen if the EU research funding is cut off in the academic field to how woulde BREXIT affect the chances of employment towards the EU students.
Posted 3 Apr 2019 22:41
Tomorrow is the day! Here is the plan for tomorrow, the only change is that we will have a slightly early lunch so that we can we will have time to prepare for the discussion panels. Chairs, microphones, camera set-up etc needs to be done before the start of the discussion panel. We will meet in CH711 first then move to CH312 for the event.
Posted 2 Apr 2019 16:55
The Architectural Educational group further researched on the possible scenarios of the four BREXIT deals if it happens. Questions for the discussion panels are derived from here to form a narrative in the final publication.
Posted 2 Apr 2019 16:52
This is a general overview of the BREXIT inforgraphic poster for the Architectural Educational sector. A basic demographic exercise is performed to understand the national statistics of architecture education in the UK
Posted 2 Apr 2019 16:50
Final infographic poster is done for architectural industry and educational sector. These posters will be included into the final publication and questions are distributed among the students for tomorrow's discussion panel. Posters will be uploaded on the next few posts
Posted 2 Apr 2019 16:40
Good work coming up with critical questions today! Tomorrow will be all about production towards our discussion panel on Wednesday. We will also mention the expected roles each and one of you to play on that day which includes video documenting, asking questions if no one initiates, taking photographs and more. Tomorrow, same place, same time (don't be late!) see you there
Posted 1 Apr 2019 22:00
Questions are formed for the impact of BREXIT towards both architectural industry and academic fields. These are then sent to the panelist to prepare them for similar questions to be asked that day. These questions are in preparation for that day itself to ask if no one initiates.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 15:35
We are happy to announce our panelist for the discussion panel this coming Wednesday! The discussion panel will mainly focusing on post-BREXIT scenarios for the academic and practicing scene. Event will be held at Chatham Building CH312, 2.30pm-4pm. See you there!
Posted 1 Apr 2019 13:04
The main thing about Day 6 is to produce posters for what we've learnt on the education and industry sector in a post-BREXIT era and paste it around the school to campaign for the discussion panel on Wednesday. Questions should be presented, filtered and discussed as a group for Wednesday as well.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 12:29
Dr Angela Connelly, the last speaker of the day, came in to give her insight on the possible sustainability outcome of BREXIT towards the field of academia that she and her fellow research partners are currently in. She emphasis on the importance of European funding and knowledge network in order for research in universities in the UK to move forward. What would the future for academics be like if we lost this connection with the EU?
Posted 28 Mar 2019 16:33
This is the plan for tomorrow! Now that we have information from all out guest speakers, we will need to put this information into production towards our final publication. Please bring your laptop, laptop chargers and sketchbook to get ready for the last day of week 1.

Good work engaging with guest speakers today. 10AM Kantorowich Library. See you there!
Posted 28 Mar 2019 16:20
We also visited the Special Collection in MMU Library to get inspiration for designing posters to convey our information that we researched on the previous sessions for final publication.
Posted 28 Mar 2019 14:47
Paul Iddon, Vice President of the Manchester Society of Architects, came in in the morning as a guest speaker to give his insights on Brexit and share his professional experience to all of us focusing on being resilience in light of recession, in this case Brexit. He also talked about role of architects and typical architects' character that shapes the industry and how we can act otherwise. We are very grateful that Paul could grace our event and we look forward to more future collaboration.
Posted 28 Mar 2019 14:41
After much discussion, here is our final BREXIT discussion poster happening next Wednesday! Do join us if you are concern about the architecture industry and what the future of this field is going to impact all of us!

FB Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2317207981870025/?notif_t=plan_user_associated¬if_id=1553211983234401
Posted 27 Mar 2019 16:39
We had Penny from Sixth year to come in to share her year-long research on the effect of BREXIT to the Architectural industry. Undergraduate students then presented on their poster design from previous sessions. A template is set and future production will follow this style for the final output.
Posted 27 Mar 2019 13:16
This is the plan tomorrow! It will be an intense day in absorbing information from the 2 respective speakers. Make sure you take notes and record anything that will be useful for you.

Please get in at 9:45am to ensure a prompt start at 10am. We will wait at the Art School Lobby.
Posted 27 Mar 2019 12:37
We have refined our poster title with the BA Students today to further capture the nature of the event. We will be printing this off and distribute around the school tomorrow.

Please click going and share the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/2317207981870025/
Posted 26 Mar 2019 17:51
This will be the plan for tommmorw!

Make sure you will be in before 10am for a prompt start to the talk by Peny.
Posted 26 Mar 2019 17:41
Paul Iddon who is the Vice-President of Manchester Architects will be coming in on Thursday morning to speak to us about how the industry is planning to react to the current situation and possible future actions in post Brexit time.
Posted 26 Mar 2019 17:37
We start with mind mapping what concerns us the most about Brexit to further narrow down our focus of the debate topic. This could be anything from empolyability, qualification and project varieties etc in the future.
Posted 26 Mar 2019 15:21
We had Rob Hyde coming in just before lunch to talk to us about Brexit and architecture. A lot of information to be digested concerning education, employability and the future of us as the next generation of architects.

We will be compiling what we have learnt from this mini lecture from Rob to diagrams and poster in the next couple of days.
Posted 26 Mar 2019 15:19
Tomorrow we shall follow on from our presentations. Guest speaker Rob Hyde will come in to discuss the academic reality of Brexit!

Well done for today!
Posted 25 Mar 2019 16:57
We had a great presentation session summarizing our findings of Brexit in 4 different scenarios in illustration among ourselves. This lead to spontaneous debate among the undergraduates regarding the best Brexit plan.
Posted 25 Mar 2019 16:55
We had a good session this morning sharing everyone's individual insight into Brexit. We are now researching into the overview picture in how Brexit will affect the architecture industry in 4 different scenarios - Hard, Soft, No-deal and Chequers.
Posted 25 Mar 2019 12:57
Detail breakdown of Day1 activities. See you all at 10am tomorrow at CH711.

Please remember to bring your laptops.
Posted 24 Mar 2019 19:03
Finalized session plan for week 2!

A more detail breakdown of everyday activities will follow soon.
Posted 24 Mar 2019 18:41
Finalized session plan for week 1!

A more detail breakdown of everyday activities will follow soon.
Posted 24 Mar 2019 18:40
Learning how to communicate visually is an important part of architecture. We will be using adobe suite software to design and put together a series of posters.
Posted 23 Mar 2019 18:06
During the 2 weeks, we will be doing a lot of research and condensing huge amount of information into a publication. We will show you how to do it in a quick and effective way. We will also be showing you how to reference these information correctly.
Posted 23 Mar 2019 17:44
On Thursday, we will be visiting the special collection to get inspiration from the poster collection in preparation to our design competition.

Special Collections hold two major twentieth century collections, totalling some 4,200 posters between them.

The Philip Granville Collection of some 1,200 posters was bequeathed to the Library in 2000.

The second collection of about 3,000 posters covers British posters mainly from the 1970s to date.
Posted 23 Mar 2019 17:43
As architects, we are concerned about the environment. Green architecture or sustainable architecture is getting more and more popular. However, many of the environmental standards are set on EU standards, what does it means after Brexit. We are happy to have Angela to share her views and the work she has been doing on the topic.
Posted 23 Mar 2019 17:40
Peny is a 6th year student in the MSA. We are happy to have her to share her research on Brexit and her perspective as a EU student.
Posted 23 Mar 2019 17:37
We are happy to have Rob Hyde to offer his insight on Brexit from an educational perspective and also explain what the challenges and opportunities are in the future.
Posted 23 Mar 2019 17:36
All confirmed! The debate is happening, invite your friends and colleagues who are concerned about the future of the field. Come along to find out different views and share your opinion
Posted 22 Mar 2019 18:13
Useful talk tonight by Dr Veronika Koller on analysing the language used especially by the politicians of the UK and those in European. Interesting fact - the UK has had a referendum back in 1975, only 2 years after admitted to the EEC (European Economic Community)
Posted 27 Feb 2019 21:18
In week 2, the main event will be hosting a 'question time' based debate, welcoming students, tutors and partitioners to join us in discussing Brexit. We will also be producing a publication/report on the findings we have learnt during the 2 intensive events weeks as a feedback to our collaborator from RIBA NW.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 16:16
The main objective in week 1 will be carrying out research onto Brexit upon the impact on the construction industry to extend our existing knowledge on the topic in preparation to the debate, including guest speaker coming in to offer his own insight upon Brexit. We will also be preparing you to become an expert on a formal debate.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 16:09
We invite everyone who is interested in post Brexit scenario and is concern on how it can impact your opportunity in securing a job in the future. Book your ticket now!
Link here: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/artshumanities/rah/events/detail/index.php?id=10089
Posted 13 Feb 2019 17:06
Posted 13 Feb 2019 17:06
We sat down today looking through policy documents and guildelines released by RIBA to better understand the current situation and how RIBA plans to deal with Brexit.
Posted 23 Jan 2019 21:22
Brexit is one of the most talked about topics in recent years. The UK will officially leave the EU on the 29th March 2019. There lies a lot of uncertainties and unforeseeable future for the country. It is especially interesting for the architectural sector where it heavily relies on foreign professionals. Event F provides the perfect platform for students to debate how the industry will be affected by Brexit from educational and professional point of view.
Posted 10 Jan 2019 12:09