TOP TEN PLACING HIGHLIGHTS COMMITMENT TO DESIGN

 

4th October 2006

 

The University of Lincoln has been named amongst the top ten places to study design in the UK by a leading specialist publication.

 

Computer Arts, the world’s best selling magazine for digital artists and designers, announced its top ten UK Design Schools in its October issue.

 

In finalising their top ten, Computer Arts awarded points to institutions based on recognition from leading industry awards and judging panels.

 

The University of Lincoln tallied a total of 370 points, enough to merit 7th place nationally, making it the highest ranked university in the Midlands.

 

Paul Middleton, Senior Academic in Design at the University was delighted with the School’s placing, but also felt the praise was due; “This is great news, but without wanting to sound presumptuous it comes as no surprise.

 

“We have high quality courses, committed and enthusiastic staff working with lively and talented students who, over the last three years, have won most of the major student competitions.

 

“To emphasise our commitment to Design we are also set to host one of the major events in the Design calendar here at the University in Lincoln.”

 

The Six of the Best Conference has been organised in partnership with one of the UK’s most influential designers, Martin Lambie-Nairn; the man behind Spitting Image, the Channel 4 logo and the BBC’s branding and identity.

 

The Conference, scheduled to take place at the University on the 2nd and 3rd of November, will feature five further world class designers; Nick Hurrel, John Hagarty, Richard Williams, Dajit Singh and Keith Priest. The event will be chaired by Patrick Burgoyne, Editor of Creative Review

 

Further information on the Six of the Best Conference can be obtained via: www.sotb-lincoln.co.uk

 

For more information please contact:

Glen Wilson, Press Assistant

01522 886042                         glwilson@lincoln.ac.uk

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