Having worked hard over 21 years to ensure the security of the Masters course in Light and Lighting at the Bartlett School of graduate studies UCL contributing around £750,000 in grants helping it to maintain its standards and become a successful course, and we shall continue to support it, but we have a reached a point where we need to consider other appropriate lighting educational courses to nourish and nurture.
We have started by assisting Brunel University develop a lighting design pathway associated with their renowned product design courses. This is in its infancy and hopefully will develop into an inspiring course.
How it all began!
I cannot claim that the founding of the Lighting Education Trust was other than accidental. its origin lies in my chance meeting on a train in 1995 with Kevin Mansfield, future course Director of the MSc Light & Lighting at UCL Bartlett. David Loe, the course founder, was moving on after 7 years and the programme was in danger of folding because of the ending of substantial commercial sponsorship. Kevin was seeking alternative funding but could not find a lighting company willing to make an open-ended commitment in support. Yet the MSc course, unique in Europe at that time, had achieved international renown in the seven years it had been running, there being only two other such programmes in the world, one in the USA and one in Australia.
Are you interested in Lighting Education?
Would you like to pass on your hard won knowledge to a younger generation?
If your answer is yes to either or both questions then you might like to join us in the Lighting Education Trust and help us create learning opportunities for new students to the exciting world of lighting.
We support degree courses at UCL and Brunel.
We run our own Diploma in Lighting Design, a distance learning course.
We sponsor the Young Lighter of the year competition.