Extra Curricular Activities: What's relevant for architecture?

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    Started AS in September, and we've got 54 hours of extra-curricular activities to tick off at college... I'm studying history, maths and art, as well as doing maths revision sessions and a 'mentoring for excellence' course the college invited me onto, which ticks off my hours. However, neither of those two are really relevant to architecture.

    I haven't looked into it too much, but what should I get involved in that's relevant to architecture? I'll be writing my personal statement next year and, let's be honest, I don't really do much at the minute...
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    Build cool lego structures and take them to future interviews
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    (Original post by TheFame)
    Started AS in September, and we've got 54 hours of extra-curricular activities to tick off at college... I'm studying history, maths and art, as well as doing maths revision sessions and a 'mentoring for excellence' course the college invited me onto, which ticks off my hours. However, neither of those two are really relevant to architecture.

    I haven't looked into it too much, but what should I get involved in that's relevant to architecture? I'll be writing my personal statement next year and, let's be honest, I don't really do much at the minute...
    Dude you REALLY should do some work experience. It's not that hard to get and it looks great. If you are going for next year you still have time. Send your portfolio and a quick cover letter to any architects near you.

    Check Heatherwick's website around March-April and they have a great work experience, although it is hard to get into.

    I just sent my portfolio around randomly and got work experience at three different places.

    Also art clubs and stuff like that always look good.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by BasilBrick)
    Dude you REALLY should do some work experience. It's not that hard to get and it looks great. If you are going for next year you still have time. Send your portfolio and a quick cover letter to any architects near you.

    Check Heatherwick's website around March-April and they have a great work experience, although it is hard to get into.

    I just sent my portfolio around randomly and got work experience at three different places.

    Also art clubs and stuff like that always look good.

    Good luck!
    I hadn't even thought about work experience, thanks! I'll have a look round and see if I can find anything near me. Oh, and I'll keep that website in mind... Thanks again!
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    (Original post by TheFame)
    Started AS in September, and we've got 54 hours of extra-curricular activities to tick off at college... I'm studying history, maths and art, as well as doing maths revision sessions and a 'mentoring for excellence' course the college invited me onto, which ticks off my hours. However, neither of those two are really relevant to architecture.

    I haven't looked into it too much, but what should I get involved in that's relevant to architecture? I'll be writing my personal statement next year and, let's be honest, I don't really do much at the minute...
    Hey there,

    I know a lot of people who are already in the architecture and interior design degree and they focus more on their portfolio so doing live briefs or competitions online or in your school would really help you fill in those gaps! Also go to workshops outside your school as you might find those useful with your work to gain experiences and inspirations!

    By the way, have you heard of Ravensbourne? We are in London and next to the O2 arena

    Check out our Architecture and interior design courses! Don't forget to book your tickets for our up coming open day! Click here


    Hope this help!
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    (Original post by TheFame)
    Started AS in September, and we've got 54 hours of extra-curricular activities to tick off at college... I'm studying history, maths and art, as well as doing maths revision sessions and a 'mentoring for excellence' course the college invited me onto, which ticks off my hours. However, neither of those two are really relevant to architecture.

    I haven't looked into it too much, but what should I get involved in that's relevant to architecture? I'll be writing my personal statement next year and, let's be honest, I don't really do much at the minute...
    Some relevant reading might be worthwhile.

    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/brow...rawing-futures has just been released as a free download and is edited by two architects with a focus on "contemporary drawing for art and architecture."

    I haven't read it but it might be worth taking 15 minutes to download and see if it's interesting to you
 
 
 
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