Planning PGT students working closely with practitioners
Four students on the MCD Town & Regional Planning have benefitted from a new opportunity offered by Arup, the international multi-disciplinary consultancy with offices around the world, including Liverpool, Manchester and Shanghai. On the initiative of MCD alumnus Kim Cooper, Arup have this year offered Planning PGT students the chance to undertake a collaborative project for their dissertations. The competitively awarded placements have involved the four students spending time in Arup’s offices in Liverpool and Manchester, with an Arup member of staff acting as co-supervisor for their dissertations. The students have thus had the opportunity to access Arup’s databases, staff and international contacts. Arup have been able to benefit from cutting-edge research from four high achieving MCD students.
Photo caption – Pictured from left to right are students Lauren Neary and Jared Alves, alumnus/Arup Town Planner Kim Cooper, Arup Associate Alison Ball, student Katelyn Nagle and Arup Associate Director Paul Grover.
Programme Director John Sturzaker said “We’re always delighted when we can offer students the opportunity to work with professionals, so we’re very grateful for Arup’s involvement. It’s also great that this was an initiative of one of our alumni, Kim Cooper, who is a great example to our students of what they might go on to achieve. This has been a real win-win for the students and for Arup”.