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Brunel graduates award next generation of design talent


Design alumni from Brunel University London have created an annual award for the ‘sharpest thinking’ new design graduate.

Members of the Brunel Design class of 2005 organised and hosted that year’s student design showcase, *sharper, before the current title - Made in Brunel - was introduced a year later.

Some of the *sharper team attended Made in Brunel last week to award what they consider to be the best example of inspiring, innovative, ‘sharper thinking’ in the 2017 graduating class.

Their £1,000 prize was presented by 2005 *sharper lead James Hebbert, MD of Hylink Digital Solutions UK, to BSc Product Design student Agata Guz for her project, Bumpe, which focuses on continuous health monitoring during pregnancy and early child development.

The *sharper team, which includes 2005 show co-organiser Paul Scrase, have pledged to repeat the award for the next three years in memory of fellow Brunel design graduate Tom Alton, who passed away earlier this year.

Made in Brunel is a student led collaborative platform focused on showcasing good design from Brunel University London. It is an opportunity for students to show their skill to the world with events and publications, culminating in an annual exhibition in June, located in central London. This year’s showcase ran from 15-18 June.

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A selection of top Made in Brunel projects will be on display at New Designers Part 2 at the Business Design Centre in London, from 5 to 8 July:

(Image: James Hebbert and Agata Guz)

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Sarah Cox, Media Relations