Accelerate

Accelerate is for academically-able, and ambitious Year 12 students, who potentially wish to pursue a career in architecture.

Accelerate was developed and established
 in 2012 by Open City, in partnership with The Bartlett School of Architecture and, for 2017/18, supported by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Over the last five years almost 200 students have taken part and benefited from the programme, with 70 per cent of Accelerate participants securing conditional offers to study architecture and related subjects at universities including University College London (UCL), the University of Cambridge and The University of Manchester.

This film captures the essence of the programme and participant’s ambition.

If you would like to take part in the next Accelerate course which runs from the 25th October 2018 to the 4th May 2019 please downlaod the application form.

Please email education@open-city.org.uk for guidance notes to help you with your application. The deadline for applications is the 12th October.

"You can’t have an excellent education without a diverse cohort"

– Alan Penn, Dean of The Bartlett, UCL

Each year Accelerate provides 30-40 Year 12 students from across London with:


•   One to one mentoring with an architect at their
 London practice

•   Skills development workshops in a university environment

•   Peer to peer learning with university students

•   An architecture project brief devised by UCL and Open City

•   Guidance workshops on portfolio production 
and university applications

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Accelerate runs from September to April every year. Find out more information about the programme to learn how young people from diverse backgrounds can study architecture and play a part in shaping their city. If you would like to take part in next year's programme please email accelerate@open-city.org.uk.

UCL takes the need to broaden our intake of students very seriously. Diversity of background and perspective are essential in creating an excellent student group and experience. We work with Open City’s Accelerate programme to help tackle the barriers to entry to university and the architectural profession.

Alen Penn ,

Dean of The Bartlett

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Accelerate is a free programme generously supported by UCL and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.  Each year we would like to ensure the programme is accessible to young people who will benefit the most. If you would like to make a donation or to support the programme please email education@open-city.org.uk

Open City's learning programmes would not be possible without the support  of local authorities, sponsors and supporters. Find out more about our event sponsors for 2018, or contact us, education@open-city.org.uk for more information  on sponsorship opportunities.

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