Each month we will showcase a selection of our students at Middlesex University. Here our students will tell you why they chose Middlesex, what they like in particular about studying here and what they have learned from their experience so far.
Kieron-Scott Woodhouse is in the final year of his Product Design and Engineering Degree. Kieron-Scott chose to study at Middlesex after seeing what the Production Design department here could offer "when I walked into Middlesex and got a feel for what they do, I knew it was the course for me. Being in London was also another major point, I felt it was important to be where all the action is" - which is something Keiron-Scott has definitely taken advantage of.
Kieron-Scott recently caused a media frenzy when his innovative design for a bamboo smart phone, now called the ‘Adzero’, was noticed by a technology entrepreneur from China. The pair joined forces with a hardware engineer and within weeks had set up a company to manufacture the phone.
Made from four-year-old organically grown bamboo that has been treated to improve its durability, the phone runs Google’s Android operating system and was designed by Kieron-Scott to combat the lack of variety in the mobile phone market.
The phone has since been put into production for the Chinese market and will also be launched in the UK later this year. Read the full story now
Kieron-Scott says that the most rewarding and challenging part of his programme has been working with real industry clients – “I feel that the emphasis on this has really pushed me to a level other Universities may not have”. He also says that weekly guest lectures from external designers and companies, including Aston Martin and Paul Cocksedge, have had a big impact and help to keep him focused to succeed.
During a placement year in the University’s design and innovation centre RedLoop, Kieron-Scott further developed his industry skills and gained an invaluable professional insight of a practising consultancy. It was while on his year in industry that Kieron-Scott had a fantastic opportunity to assist designer Moritz Waldermeyer on an advert for Mercedes-Benz. The department enjoys a history of working on high-profile projects in industry, that includes building light jackets for Take That and helping to redesign the brand for the More4 channel which launched earlier this year.
Samantha Cerovich is in her final year studying BA Journalism and Publishing. She chose Middlesex because of the location, as London is close to the media industry and there are many cultural activities on offer.
Ricky Mason is a second year student, studying BA Television Production. Ricky says there's always something happening at Middlesex, which is good because the university social life is important to him.
Amin Islam is in his final year, studying BSc in Business Management. Amin says he chose Middlesex because the University is close to Central London, where many big businesses and potential employers he’s interested in are based.
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