4 May 2022
Right from day one I knew I would enjoy the architecture program here at ARU. My course had all the modules I was interested in learning, and the method of teaching was different as it’s more hands-on and practical, which solidified my interest.
In my first year we started from the basics, and slowly evolved into bigger and more complex modules as we progressed into Year 2. In Year 2, you soon realise why certain techniques and processes are introduced on the course and how all the elements begin to work together.
One of the things I really love is the one-on-one interactions we get to have with our lecturers, invited engineers, guest lecturers, people from the built environment industry, and so on. Such exposure and interactions have given me more insight in what’s to come and how the outside/built environment industry works, which is really impactful.
Coming to the design studio is one of the best parts of my week. There’s so much freedom and expression in that space. I listen to music on my speakers with my friends while we do our work and designs. It also creates an atmosphere for collaboration with my mates, sharing ideas and opinions on our designs and helping each other out.
Overall, even though my days and weeks are always busy doing one module or the other, I won’t change a thing. Every day is always a different and exciting day that I look forward to.
Halima is studying Architecture at ARU in Chelmsford. To find out more about our degree courses and student life at ARU, book your place at an Open Day.