Publication complements Ambassadors in Landscape scheme
The Landscape Institute has published a careers brochure for schools, which can be used alongside its Ambassadors for Landscape scheme. The scheme is going well, with 71 practitioners already signed up. 12 school visits have already taken place with more planned for the new year. To find out about one visit, read this blog post.
The careers brochure describes what landscape architecture is and the ways in which landscape architects can make a difference. It looks at the work they can do on a range of scales, and interviews five young landscape architects about their path to the profession and why they want to work in it. And it discusses the route to qualifying, from developing an interest through choosing a university course to professional practice and chartership.
Chris Sheridan, head of education and membership at the LI, said, 'We have previously reported on the challenges facing universities, and the threats to subjects like landscape architecture. It is vital that we attract quality students onto landscape architecture courses to secure the future of the profession, which is why we are investing in valuable resources like our careers brochure and asking our members to use these tools and give up some of their time to visit schools and speak to students. Our accredited course leaders need the support of the profession now more than ever'
Feedback from students, schools and careers advisors on Ambassadors for Landscape has been excellent. The resource was a success at the recent UCAS Design Your Future fairs which Poppy Smith, education development officer, attended. She definitely met some future landscape architects!
If any members want to request the new careers brochure to take into a local school, please contact Poppy Smith on Poppy.Smith@landscapeinstitute.org