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Student Spotlight: Meet Dousan, BA Industrial Design Technology Student at Brunel University London

Dousan is studying BA Industrial Design Technology at Brunel University London. As part of his degree course, he has designed a new way of storing rice which is more functional and visually appealing.

Here Dousan shares his reasons for moving from Hong Kong to study in London and his experiences of living and studying in the city so far.

  1. Why did you choose to study BA Industrial Design Technology and Brunel University London?

I was looking for a design course that offers a practical perspective of the design process. The design school of Brunel University London has consistently been ranked at the top of global league tables which is why I chose this course.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your course?

My course offers an option to take a placement year, where I got to work in the industry as a full-time designer for 10 months. I worked as a graphic designer at CCD Design and Ergonomics based in King’s Cross. I worked with clients such as the V&A Museum, TATE, and Victoria and Albert Theatre. I have learnt a lot about how the design business operates during my time working there, and makes me feel prepared to enter the industry when I graduate.

  1. Why did you choose to study in London?

I have always wanted to study my undergraduate degree in London, ever since I visited when I was younger. I really enjoy the culture of the city and how the Art and Design sector thrives. London is vibrant, diverse and creative.

  1. Can you tell us a bit about the projects you have worked on during your studies?

One of my projects involves rice storage options. Currently, rice is only packaged in bags. It is extremely outdated. My new concept proposes a way of rice storage that is functional and visually appealing. A clear plastic container is used so users can see the content at a glance. It also provides better protection from tearing and dampness and is easier to grip. The cap doubles as a measuring cup. Additionally, the scale printed on the side of the container allows users to accurately judge when to restock more rice. A square profile is used because it resembles the shape of rice fields.

  1. Do you have any advice for other students thinking about studying in London?

My advice to anyone wanting to study design in London is to make the most of the city. Go to exhibitions and galleries and expand your horizon to learn from some of the most talented artists and designers in London.

Dousan also recently received the D&AD New Blood Pencil Award for his Squarespace Template Concept. You can also find more details about Dousan’s work on his website and Instagram.

London universities’ masters scholarships for international students

A number of London’s universities offer scholarships for international students looking to study a masters degree to help cover the costs of studying in London. The list of scholarships below is a small selection of the postgraduate scholarships currently available in London for students who want to start studying in September 2016. Please search the […]

London revealed as the world’s number one city for international universities

New Times Higher Education (THE) ranking finds London is home to more top-200 international universities than the whole of the US, Canada and France combined. The Times Higher Education has published the 2016 list of the 200 most international universities in the world. London features strongly in the ranking with 15 institutions, led by Imperial […]

My top 5 reasons to study at Brunel University London

Faryal, from Pakistan, studies the MSc Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (SusED) at Brunel University London. Here she shares her top reasons for choosing to study at Brunel. “Although there are dozens of Business Schools in the UK’s capital city, I chose to study at Brunel University London for several reasons: 1. Versatile Courses The Masters […]

London is the most searched for city by US students


London tops the list of cities searched for by US students looking to study abroad. A new report released by Google research reveals that London is the most searched for city on the internet by US students looking to study overseas. “Universities in London” is the most popular term among all generic searches made by […]

London’s universities are amongst the most international universities in the world

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Times Higher Education has ranked universities around the world according to their international outlook. The ranking looks at how international the universities are. This is important as international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff […]

Undergraduate scholarships at London universities

There are many different scholarship options available for students who want to study an undergraduate degree at a London university. The majority of scholarships offer cash awards or tuition fee discounts. The list of scholarships below is only a small selection of scholarships currently available at London universities. Please visit the universities’ websites for complete […]

Made in Brunel – a time for students to shine

Through a series of industry evenings, employer networking events and workshops, Made in Brunel gives design and engineering graduates from Brunel University London a chance to discuss their final projects with industry leaders and kick-start their careers. This year the event theme was ‘only the beginning’ which encouraged students to consider how the learning experience […]

Brunel University’s employability programme takes students on a journey to Istanbul

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At Brunel’s Business School, students on the MSc Management were given an opportunity to travel to Istanbul to experience this unique city and learn about business where East meets West. Seven students were selected following a strict application process which involved written applications as well as psychometric testing. The reward for the successful students was […]

Brunel University launches ground-breaking new Masters

Brunel University is a forward-looking university that combines academic rigour with an entrepreneurial approach. Established in 1966, Brunel’s distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence. Brunel’s Institute for the Environment – winner of the Queens Anniversary Prize for research – has launched a new, ground-breaking MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design. The next […]

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