16th June 2004




A Beverley student who designed a red hot volcanic exhibition for families and children has won the TiLE Young Designer of the Year Award.


Designer Sarah Bell has become the fourth University of Lincoln student in five years to win the prestigious prize.


Sarah (22), who has just completed her degree in Museum and Exhibition Design at the Lincoln School of Architecture, is currently attending the TiLE (Trends in Leisure and Entertainment) conference in Maastricht as part of her prize.


The event began on Monday (14th June) and ends tomorrow (Thursday).


Sarahs design for a volcano experience at the Our Dynamic Earth visitor attraction in Edinburgh impressed the TiLE judges.


Its a museum exhibition for families and children with interactive, hands-on exhibits and audio-visual features, said Sarah, of Wentworth Close, Beverley.


I also created an IMAX cinema where you can experience a volcanic eruption at first hand.


Sarah was inspired to design a volcano-themed exhibition after visiting Our Dynamic Earth last summer.


It was a big surprise when I found out Id won, she said. I didnt think I had a chance!


As the Young Designer of the Year Sarah won an all-expenses paid trip to Maastricht for TiLE 2004, the leading international forum for museum and exhibition design companies across the world.


University of Lincoln students have an excellent record of success in the TiLE awards. Paul Innes from North Ferriby was the winner in 2000, Jamie Hickson from Glasgow picked up the award in 2001 and Daniel Powell won the prize in 2002.



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