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Visiting School is looking for a student assistant

The role of the Visiting School student assistant is to work on a daily basis with the Visiting School Office on all aspects regarding the coordination of worldwide programmes. This is a varied role including having a financial overview (which includes ensuring accurate and timely management of financial templates, invoices and expenses), marketing, website development, and dealing with enquiries from students and Visiting School Programme Heads. The role is, but not limited to:

  1. Responding to the steady stream of enquiries from prospective applicants and VS Programme Heads worldwide via all forms of communication. First point of contact for school enquiries.
  2. To help with AA tours of the buildings for summer school students i.e wood and metal workshop, DPL, Computer lab, bar etc.
  3. Inviting Summer school students to lunchtime and evening lectures, seminars and round table discussions.
  4. Ensuring that Programme Heads submit their financial template in a timely fashion and reviewing them with the VS Office.  Checking invoices and expenses against a financial template; forwarding invoices to accounts and following up on outstanding payments.
  5. Maintaining and developing the Visiting School’s presence on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, which involves regularly collecting, collating and uploading relevant material.
  6. Collecting and collating images from programmes that have taken place.
  7. Uploading and updating website content via the CMS system, including text and images related to the Visiting School for the AA website; maintaining content and regularly checking that the site is current and in good order.
  • 20 hours per week
  • W/O Monday 24 June - Friday 16 August.
  • Please submit a CV to visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk to apply
  • Please contact the Visiting School Office at: visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk if you have any questions or pop-by the Office 2nd Floor 36 Bedford Square.
  • Deadline for applications: 21 June 2019.
Date Submitted: 11/6/2019

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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

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.

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