1st March 2001





A senior lecturer at the Hull School of Architecture has been presented with a prestigious fellowship from the Chartered Society of Designers, the professional body for designers in the UK.


The fellowship was presented to Richard McConnell, senior lecturer in Museum & Exhibition Design, by Stephen Hitchin, President of the Chartered Society of Designers, in recognition of his expertise and 32 years’ support for this unique degree course.


Key players in the industry attended the presentation including John McConnell, Royal Designer for Industry, Prof Neal Potter of Neal Potter Design Associates, Celestine Phelan, managing director of Event Communications, and John Slater, managing director of Northcross Exhibitions.


“This is in recognition for the outstanding part played in British design education by this internationally recognised course and of its high standing in the design world,” commented Mr McConnell.


According to the Chartered Society of Designers, the Museum and Exhibition Design degree programme taught at the Hull School of Architecture is “one of the foremost courses in British design education…respected worldwide in the industry…” (CSD magazine, June/July2000).


“This is a well deserved accolade for one of our most highly respected academics and for the Museum and Exhibition Design course which consistently produces graduates who have gone on to have successful careers in this field,” said Caroline Hardiman, university spokesman.


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The presentation was made on Friday 23rd March at the Hull School of Architecture.

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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