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1:1 Built Structures: the radical pedagogy of designing-by-making for undergraduate architectural education

Supervisor: Dr Carolina Vasilikou

School: School of the Built Environment
Department: Architecture

The project aims to review the learning objectives and outcomes of incorporating designing-by-making techniques for undergraduate architecture students. Based on the Built Structure projects that are incorporated into the curriculum of the School of Architecture for part two students, this study investigates the pedagogical value of making in enhancing the skills of the designer in three areas: experimental form-finding, collaboration and construction techniques.

3 x internships: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research

Supervisor: Prof Jon Gibbins

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

In these projects we will explore the the fundament processes that determine the development of cardiovascular diseases, and the metabolic conditions from which these frequently develop. Opportunities will be available within ICMR laboratories that range from cell and molecular biology and physiology, though to human studies of disease development.

3D modeling of medieval sites and tombstones

Supervisor: Dr Saša Čaval

School: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science
Department: Archaeology

This placement will investigate the regional phenomenon of stećci, the medieval tombstones, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (12th – 16th C) through the digital modeling of 3D images of the monuments and sites.

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to a Novel Biological Problem – data analysis and modelling

Supervisor: Shirley J Keeton

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Data analysis and modelling of data for a multi-disciplinary grant application to support an innovative approach to a current biological problem as part of a Royal Society funded project to change our approach to research.

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to a Novel Biological Problem – data generation

Supervisor: Shirley J Keeton

School: School of Biological Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Generation of data for a multi-disciplinary grant application to support an innovative approach to a current biological problem as part of a Royal Society funded project to change our approach to research.

A Tale of Two Properties

Supervisor: Henry Russell

School: Henley Business School
Department: Real Estate & Planning

Archival and documentary research of two historic buildings now in private sector led commercial use. The project will form part of a proposed larger research project, evaluating the impact of private sector led commercial uses on historic buildings.

Apocalypse now? Understanding and examining media attitudes towards the global water crisis

Supervisor: Filippo Menga

School: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science
Department: Geography & Environmental Science

This project will lead to the creation of a detailed database of news articles discussing the water crisis. This will be the basis for an academic article on western perceptions of the water crisis.

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