#twittercritter event 15 March 2013

On 15 March 2013 Ann Vanner (@annvanner) will be hosting a #twittercritter event at UCLan. #twittercritter is a fantastic project using twitter as an interactive tool for feedback on Architectural Technology students’ project work.

Last year Gill Swan ran a number of #Twittercritter events. These were very successful and lead to articles in the Guardian Education http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/jun/18/social-media-to-boost-student-employability conference papers  and the ultimate accolade – requests from this years current third year BSc Architectural Technology students that the event be run again.

To support this year’s final year architectural technologists, Ann Vanner is asking people from the construction sector to provide constructive feedback to students via twitter.


The work that will be tweeted out is from the current third year Architectural Technology students who hopefully will graduate this summer. Their design projects are year long pieces of work that they have worked through from Design Brief to Production Information stage, which is were they currently are. This work will come together in their Degree Show which takes place in June and ultimately the work will be used by graduates in their portfolios for job interviews in the coming months.

How to ‘review’

On Friday the 15th of March between 13.00 and 14.00 the BSc Architectural Technology student will each tweet out three images from their work

  • a 1:10 detail of a key junction
  • An environmental strategy drawings
  • An elevation

This is a non verbal presentation and hence we are focusing on the graphical presentation skills – therefore all work has to speak for itself.

We would like interested parties to comment on the students work. It could be an aspect of the images that works well and catches your eye, that demonstrates a skills or a practical comment on the detail. Or is there anything that you feel is missing that industry expects to see? These are only suggestions and not exhaustive. Please feel free to add any further comments, however, we request that all comments are constructive.

If you’d like to get involved, get in touch or follow the #twittercritter tomorrow!

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