Invitation to media preview of Made in Brunel Engineering and Design graduation show, 14-17 June, the OXO TowerJun 11, 2012 16:05 BST
11 June 2012 - Journalists, photographers and broadcasters are invited to attend Made in Brunel 2012, which this year is being held at The Bargehouse, below the OXO Tower in London's South Bank from 11am on Thursday 14 June up to and including Sunday 17 June.
Around 300 innovations have been selected to catch the eye of manufacturers, service providers, investors and the public at the annual Made in Brunel showcase run by graduating Brunel University design and engineering students.
Environmental sustainability, healthcare, consumer products and construction engineering designs are among the students' products tipped to grab the attention this year, including: ‘Waste Not’, a device which recycles 10 litres of household water waste a day, sustainable green urban roofing, design for the construction of a Thames Estuary airport, an easy-use kit which enables HIV positive mothers in sub-Saharan Africa to ensure their breast milk is safe before feeding to their babies and, on the more frivolous side, an intelligent toy for cats which moves away on approach.
Made in Brunel is traditionally a great opportunity for students to find employment. Last year's cohort quickly landed design and engineering jobs at the likes of Jaguar Cars, Porsche Design, Dyson, Chanel, Hasbro, Burberry, Reiss Fashion House and Lastminute.com, with a noteable increase in enterprising students setting up their own businesses upon graduation.
Running alongside the design showcase are a series of events and workshops. One of the highlights is the scheduled appearance of Dame Ellen MacArthur who will be speaking at the show's Pecha Kucha event, from 6pm on Thursday 14 June.
Creator of Made in Brunel, Paul Turnock, revealed the thinking behind this year's theme, 'Journeys Fuelled by Ideas'. "The journeys our students make through their degrees are what shape their outlook as graduate designers and engineers. For 2012, journeys fuelled by ideas represents our aim to share the process and development that goes into all of the projects, the progression of the students and Made in Brunel itself. The students have worked exceptionally hard to get their products and concepts ready for public exhibition, and we look forward to sharing these with visitors to the show."
For more information about Made in Brunel 2012 please go to the dedicated website - http://madeinbrunel.com - or you can follow the show on Twitter @madeinbrunel12.
Journalists, photographers and television crews interested in attending Made in Brunel 2012 should contact Sophia Henri on 07793 555403, email: Sophia.email@example.com or Phil Smith at Communications Management on 01727 733388 or Phil@communicationsmanagement.co.uk
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- Cultural environment protection
- Engineering industry
- Health Care, Health Service
- Infrastructure, Communication
- Science, technology
- University, University College
- Water-, Waste-water treatment
- design and engineering
- brunel university
- graduation show
- design innovation
- environmental sustainability
- construction engineering
- household product design
- water waste prevention
- rehabilitation design