In keeping with Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the Landscape Institute Scotland, is running a free session for career advisors and teachers to update their knowledge on landscape architecture, a fantastic career path for students passionate about art, design, sustainability and the built environment.
The evening will start with an introductory talk for all members of the public on ‘what is landscape architecture’ from Rachel Tennant, acting chair of the Landscape Institute Scotland and Fellow of the Landscape Institute. This will then be followed by a closed session which discusses routes into the landscape profession– essential information if you are a teacher or an advisor working with students or career changers who are interested in design and the outdoor environment.
The session will include:
- The different landscape areas and entry points (entry routes cater for both highers students and career changers)
- Careers prospects in the thriving landscape industry
- Helping prepare your students for university and the application process
- Q&A with current landscape student and graduates
- Resources available for to use
Landscape architects design, plan and manage the natural and built environment, bringing together their knowledge of design, people, the planet, history and the future to not only create beautiful places, but practical ones which address key issues such as flooding, climate change and sustainability. It is a desirable profession for students with an interest in design and the outdoors; the profession is doing extremely well at the moment with an average of 95% of landscape students getting a job in the first 6 months of graduating. With climate change and sustainability at the forefront of many agendas, the landscape profession is well positioned to help tackle these issues and we expect the amount of jobs to grow dramatically over the next few years.
For more detail why not read our Be a Landscape Architect careers brochure.
Please arrive early for a promt 6.30pm start. The ‘Rethinking the Urban Landscape’ exhibiton will be on display for people to look at before.
This event is supported by Skills Development Scotland and the Landscape Institute Scotland. You can book your place through Eventbrite.