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AJ100: Education

We recruit very, very bright and talented students and I believe that this result reflects the quality of the people who go through the Bartlett. What we have to work with as teachers is really very exciting. The students are intelligent, committed and often pretty competitive, with a lot of drive. This, combined with some excellent teaching, is how we get such good results. Despite the many problems we can see coming up in architectural education, we have an absolute resolve to maintain the educational standards that we have at the moment.

CHRISTINE HAWLEY, DEAN OF THE BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

The success of the AA is in large part down to the history of the educational culture - it is all about debate, research and innovation. We also have a cosmopolitan mix among both the students and the teachers that leads to a fascinating exchange of ideas. What is also certain is that we have an independence, history and structure that is unique. These are all reasons why the bright students who come here flourish. These traditions will continue because of the endless possibility of reinvention that is the result of our independence, which is the envy of so many other schools.

HUGO HINSLEY, THE INTERIM MANAGEMENT GROUP, THE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION

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