Balance ..

The School of Architecture and Design at Brighton has established an excellent reputation for supporting student well being. We actively promote a supportive studio culture and students value the strong sense of community the school has. Students are encouraged to discuss any issues that cause them anxiety or negative stress sooner rather than later.

The importance of time management, healthy eating and avoiding all nighters is essential to our core values. We believe that taking time away from the studio to explore new experiences is not only good for your mental health and resilience but good for your creativity. Of course doing this with others on your course can be even better.

This week six second year BA Architecture students from different studios were lucky enough to spend three days at the stunning Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres. So they walked, they talked, they swam and of course couldn’t resist getting horizontal (at a great height).

They returned feeling inspired and revived. Back in the studio despite the grim UK weather outside there was a spontaneous yoga sessions, memories to share and some beautiful ink drawings inspired by their trip to Norway.