Lighting Summer School is returning to Brunel in May

After last year’s popular lighting workshop which received much support from industry, the Lighting Education Trust (LET) and Designplus are organising the second Lighting Design Summer School in May.

The Lighting industry, represented by the LET, has stressed that their interest is to deliver a broader definition of lighting design: not only luminaire design and manufacture, but also design of lighting schemes. To this effect, a programme has been put in place for this year’s Summer School which includes an extensive agenda and several keynote speakers from industry have been invited to represent the different areas of interest, from manufacture through to design.

The Summer School is aimed at students in their Product/Industrial Design 2nd year which then leads them into their placement year, returning then to Brunel for their 4th and final year. Brunel already coordinate lighting industry placements through existing channels and the Placement and Careers Centre, it is expected that this course will once again provide placements within the industry.

Brunel University and Designplus have had a successful collaboration with the LET which culminated to Brunel University’s School of Engineering and Design (now the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences) being shortlisted for the Guardian University Employability Award in February. Read more about the awards here.

Collaborate with a Brunel student

When students return for their fourth and final year they begin work on their major projects which they complete in April and exhibit at Made in Brunel event in June. These projects are the culmination of the knowledge they have gained on their course, and from their third year spent working in industry.

Collaborating with a final year student on one of your projects is an opportunity not only to access fresh thinking and new ideas, but also to add considerable value to a student’s education and career prospects and support the next generation of innovators.

Standards are very high, with intense competition for the most interesting or exciting collaborative projects. Students work on a variety of real-life design challenges, supported and guided by their supervising tutor.

For more details please contact Paula Neal (