After receiving popular support from industry, the Lighting Education Trust (LET) and Designplus organised a Lighting Design Summer School which took place in May.
The Lighting industry, represented by the LET, stressed that their interest was to deliver a broader definition of lighting design: not only luminaire design and manufacture, but also design of lighting schemes. To this effect, after several meetings with staff from Brunel’s School of Engineering and Design (now College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences), a programme was put in place for a Lighting Design Summer School.
An extensive agenda was put together and several keynote speakers from industry were invited to represent the different areas of interest, from manufacture through to design.
Twenty students attended the week long course, which also included visits to iGuzzini and Osram for students to gain hands on knowledge.
Brunel already coordinate lighting industry placements through existing channels and the Placement and Careers Centre, this course also provided a new pathway for placements within the industry.
The summer school was implemented as promotion for the complete lighting design pathway and the selection of students to take part in the subsequent programme currently been put together by the LET and Brunel.