Important COVID-19 / Coronavirus information and FAQs



Student Wellbeing

The Student Care Centre aims to support students and help you gain understanding and insight into any difficulties you may be experiencing, to develop emotional resilience and put into effect real change.

We understand that this is a troubling and uncertain time. It is of the utmost importance that you look after yourself; not just in terms of your physical health but your mental wellbeing too.

The Student Care Centre continues to be open throughout this challenging period and opening hours have been extended to cover the Easter break.

Until further notice, all appointments are taking place online rather than in person. If you would like to make an appointment, please email:

Opening hours:
Mondays: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-1pm

The Centre offers free and confidential support, however it is not an emergency service. If you need to speak to someone immediately, you can find contact information at the bottom of this section.

About Ana

Ana Ribeiro is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist trained in the UK, France and Brazil. She has many years of experience working across the NHS and private practice. She has practised in a variety of clinical settings including GP surgeries, community teams, and university mental health support. She offers therapy for a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, and school-related stress.

For more information about where to find support for mental health and wellbeing at this time, please see the Coronavirus / Covid-19 Updates page.

Opening hours

Mondays and Wednesdays
10.00 - 17.00
by appointment only

The Architectural Association, Inc. is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (No.171402) and registered as a charity (No. 311083). Registered office: 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, 020 7887 4000

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.