On Tuesday 23 January, Amanda Walker and Katie Munday from DP Architects gave a Women in STEM talk at Kendrick School to students from nearby schools, including Reading Girls, Leighton Park School and UTC Reading.
The talk began with an interactive quiz to see how many buildings the students knew in our Capital, London. Students who identified more than 10 were awarded a Crème Egg!
The presentation that followed was very informative, providing information on a career pathway to Architecture, consisting of 7 Years at university; including two work placements and exams to become RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) qualified.
Amanda also showed videos of apprentices currently working at DP Architects part-time whilst studying at University. This shed light on their day to day work and followed UTC Reading’s Alumni, Katie Munday’s time at the company.
Alternative careers in Architecture were also discussed, as well as alternative routes into the industry. Job roles such as an Urban Architect or even a Designer were shown during the presentation.
DP Architects are hoping to work more closely with UTC Reading in the future to provide day work experiences for our Year 12 Architecture students.
Thank you to Amanda and Katie for an insightful, informative Women in STEM talk, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.