About the SoD

About the School of Design

As the Deputy Head of the School of Design it is my pleasure to welcome you to our on-line Degree Show 2021. I hope you enjoy the great range of work on display here.

The work this year brilliantly represents the School of Design’s ethos – to be courageous and innovative. Our graduates are known for their ability to experiment, articulate and execute creative responses to a wide variety of challenging briefs. Despite enormous difficulties their talent shines very brightly this year.

I would like to sincerely congratulate all our wonderful students. I hope you will graduate this year with an exceptional sense of pride. Your creativity and motivation has enabled you to triumph during a very, very difficult time. I hope you keep this energy and drive alive as you move forward into the work place. I have every confidence that you will go on to contribute enormously to the creative industries and improve the quality of people’s lives through the power of art and design. A massive well done!

I’d also like to thank all the teaching and support staff who have helped grow all our new graduates’ confidence and skills over their three or four years with us and to all our industry contacts who have helped shape the student experience. Together, our students, our staff and our industry partners make a brilliant team.

Dr Catherine Stones
Deputy Head of the School of Design


You can read a little more from our individual programme leaders below.