Kathryn Hay

Questions and answers:

  1. What made you decide to come to Oxford Brookes University?
  2. I've been interested in developing a career in regeneration for some time now and after researching the available courses, MA (IARD) stood out from all the others on offer. I was particularly drawn to the multi-disciplinary nature of the course and also its holistic approach to the subject. Studying with people of different cultural backgrounds and from a variety of disciplines was also appealing as I felt this added another interesting dimension and would be useful experience for my future career. I also felt the course provided us with all the necessary theoretical context while including a highly practical element which, when combined, would ensure a good grounding in the subject.

    Finally, I was really impressed by how approachable the course staff were and how generous they were with their time while I was making the decision whether to apply. I was even invited to sit in on a studio class and talk with the students about their experiences which I found so positive and beneficial that it was the turning point in making my decision.

  3. What does this award mean to you? Did this contribution help you to study at Oxford Brookes?
  4. Receiving this award means finally having the opportunity to fulfil my ambition of developing a career in the regeneration sector. I believe that a career in regeneration would enable me to help create positive, sustainable change in the landscape and within the community. Without this scholarship I would not have had the opportunity to study the course at this time.

  5. How have you found your experiences of the University so far?
  6. Generally I've had a really positive experience at the University so far. I was impressed at how smooth the enrolment process was in comparison to a previous experience at a different university. I think the calibre of teaching staff is excellent at Brookes, and their dedication to providing a high standard of education is admirable.

Kathryn studied MA International Architectural Regeneration and Development with the School of Architecture

I think the calibre of teaching staff is excellent at Brookes, and their dedication to providing a high standard of education is admirable.