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Top firm cooks up bursary available to one lucky student who enrols on university’s new kitchen design course

A kitchen by Podesta, one of the industry supporters of the kitchen design foundation degree at Buckinghamshire New University

A kitchen by Podesta, one of the industry supporters of the kitchen design foundation degree at Buckinghamshire New University

A top kitchen design firm is offering a full bursary to one lucky student who enrols on the Bucks New University’s new foundation degree in kitchen design this autumn.

Kitchen brand Hettich UK will cover the full cost of the course fees over three years for one student and now Miele are on board following their agreement to provide bursary support.

Students will work on modules including aspects of materials, technology, sustainability, culture and design in order to develop critical and imaginative responses to kitchen design. They will also learn technical contexts of kitchen design and will be supported by industry partners within a challenging learning environment.

Hettich UK’s managing director Tim Leedham said: “We’re delighted to support the university in this professional qualification, which will undoubtedly attract fresh talent to the industry as well as boost skills of those already part of it.”

The bespoke course has been created to meet demand from the industry for qualified kitchen designers and has been developed with a panel of industry experts primarily for those currently working in the industry.

The university’s head of design, crafts and visual arts Alison Shreeve said: “The great news that Hettich UK is endorsing our foundation degree in this way is a fabulous achievement for the university, not to mention extremely good for the lucky student who will be the recipient of a fully funded place on what we are sure will prove a very popular course.

“Employability and opportunities for progression in kitchen design are certainly strong in a buoyant market which only shows signs of growing still further.”

The course is offered part-time over three years and details on the selection process will be announced soon. Visit www.bucks.ac.uk for more.

 

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