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Virtual Launch Events


Join the RSA Student Design Awards team and partners online for our virtual event series introducing the 2021-22 RSA SDA briefs.

Aside from a deep dive into each brief and the context you should know, the team will share new developments to the programme, and the support we offer educators and students. Each session will have a Q&A portion and you can submit your questions in advance. We look forward to seeing you there. Register at the links below.

Briefing Session 1: Transformation Station &  Steel Appeal 

Tuesday, Sept 28 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. BST
This will be a joint session introducing Brief 2: Transformation Station, in partnership with Network Rail and Brief 4: Steel Appeal, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise, with support from Decom North Sea, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Scottish Government. Register for Briefing Session 1.

Briefing Session 2: Healthy Hearts & Active Journeys

Thursday, Sept 30  1:30 – 3:00 p.m. BST 
This will be a joint session introducing Brief 1: Healthy Hearts, in partnership with Philips and Brief 7: Active journeys, in partnership with HS2. Register for Briefing Session 2.

Briefing Session 3: Hybrid Home & Without the Waste

Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. BST
This will be a joint session introducing Brief 3: Hybrid Home, submitted by SDA Alumni Leanne Dooley with support from Waitrose & Partners and Brief 8: Without the Waste, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline. Register for Briefing Session 3.

Briefing Session 4: Press Play & Moving Pictures

Wednesday, October 6 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. BST
This will be a joint session introducing Brief 6: Press Play, in partnership with LEGO and Brief 9: Moving Pictures, in partnership with Marketing Trust with support from CIM, RSA Events and Natracare. Register for Briefing Session 4.

Briefing Session 5: Collective Imagination & SDA Tips to Know

Thursday, October 7  3:30 – 5:00 p.m. BST
This will be a joint session introducing Brief 5: Collective Imagination, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund and an open session focused on creating the best possible application. Register for Briefing Session 5.