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Made in Brunel is a unique, student-led initiative which showcases our Design talent as its finest.

All third year undergraduate design students have the opportunity to join the Made in Brunel team and can choose which role they would like to take up. The team are allocated a budget, given a theme to work with, and are responsible for organising the annual final year project showcase and lead-up events. This experience will add real experience to your CV when you graduate.

The end of year Made in Brunel graduate show is held at the Oxo Bargehouse on London’s Southbank, and will give you a huge opportunity to show off the completed product you’ve created whilst building connections with the wider creative community and industry professionals who will be in attendance.

See the products our students created for Made in Brunel 2018

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24 Hour Design Challenge

The annual 24 Hour Design Challenge is a marathon for students to work on live briefs from industry professionals and real companies. Previous years have held host to Chanel, Dyson and Lego. You have the opportunity to take a four hour slot and manage an aspect of the design process, from sketching an idea to creating a 3D mock-up of a product. The challenge gives you a feel for the real-life scenario of understanding a brief, creating a storyboard and working to tight deadlines.

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Sketch Off

At the Sketch Off event, students compete in four quick-fire sketching challenges, battling to win the title of Best Sketcher at Brunel. The judging panel is made up of industry experts and Design alumni, giving you the opportunity to showcase your quick thinking and advanced sketching skills. 

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The Ideas Factory 

Taking place in Southbank’s Oxo Tower, The Ideas Factory is a new annual pop-up event open to public. Previous students exhibited some of the work they had done on their course so far, and held model making workshops for visitors.

  • Model of orange dinosaur designed by Made in Brunel design students

    Model of orange dinosaur designed by Made in Brunel design students

  • Visitor looking at Made in Brunel sketches

    Visitor looking at Made in Brunel sketches

  • Three students exchanging ideas at the Made in Brunel ideas factory

    Three students exchanging ideas at the Made in Brunel ideas factory

  • Outside the Oxo Tower London

    Outside the Oxo Tower London

End of year graduate show 

The Made in Brunel grand finale is held at the Oxo Bargehouse over four days, and exhibits all final year projects from our Design undergraduate students. The event welcomes industry professionals and inspirational Brunel Design alumni who offer invaluable advice to students and hand out awards for the most creative inventions. Some final year projects are developed in collaboration with a company, and previous students have gained investment for their products to be sold on the marketplace.

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Gain a head start into the design industry with a Brunel undergraduate degree