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Open City are pleased to announce that we are recruiting for the 2017/18 Accelerate into University! programme, a free out of school learning opportunity for Year 12 students interested in architecture, run by Open City in collaboration with UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture.

What is Accelerate?
Accelerate is a pioneering education and mentoring programme aimed at increasing diversity in the architecture profession. It gives students the confidence and skills needed to make strong university applications to study architecture.

For a detailed guide, registration forms and more information please see our website: www.bit.ly/accelerateuk

Who is Accelerate for?
Accelerate is for up to 40 academically-able, and ambitious Year 12 students (currently Year 11, going into Year 12 September 2017), who potentially wish to pursue a career in architecture. Students must be from London state schools and from under-represented communities.

Please take a look at the eligibility criteria.

How does it work?

Accelerate provides students with:
– 1 to 1 mentoring with an architect at their London office.
– skills development workshops in a university environment.
– peer to peer learning with university students.
– an architecture project brief devised by UCL and Open-City.
– guidance workshops on portfolio production and university applications.

All Accelerate participants will also showcase their work in an exhibition held in a central London venue.

When is Accelerate?
The programme starts Autumn term 2017 and ends Summer term 2018

How to apply to Accelerate?
Click here to find out how to apply.