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Student Design Awards briefs

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Healthy hearts

How might we improve cardiovascular health and address health inequalities?

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Transformation station

How might we leverage unrealised spaces in small transport hubs, as catalysts for communities and places to thrive? 

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Hybrid home 

How might we improve the experience for the increasing number of people with hybrid working patterns? 

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Steel appeal

How might we apply circular economy principles to increase and encourage the reuse of steel from decommissioned oil platforms?

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Collective imagination

How might we build the capacity and capability of local communities to collectively imagine the future they desire?

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Press play

How might we support all families, carers and communities to play and learn more creatively at home?

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Without waste

How might we use circular economy principles to rethink the storage, delivery and dispensing of tablet medication 

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Active journeys

How might we make multi-modal travel (a combination of walking, wheeling, cycling and sustainable rail networks) accessible and inclusive to improve the experience for all? 

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Brief 9


Moving pictures

Conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of the two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content 

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Global Bursary

Global bursary

A needs-based bursary for international students to cover the cost of the SDA submission fee.

Closes 21 February 2022.

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RSA Student Design Awards

Our competition for emerging designers who want to make a difference.