On Dyson’s design school

Dear Mr. Dyson,

Congratulations with getting fed up with trying to make things happen through the various organisations and committees in the UK and just doing it yourself. Especially in the field of design education – how it is perceived, how it is taught, what are the skills that are really needed to increase the UK’s competitiveness, and how little time is left before the ‘retooled’ Asian education systems and national design policies start churning out the results they’re aiming for, genuinely innovative engineers and designers, researchers and thinkers.

Congratulations on taking the step to create your own design school and it has not gone unnoticed, the age group at which you’re focusing on – A level students @ 16-18 years old. Learning hands on what it means to tinker, to make and break things, the roots of the skills needed to become globally reknowned design engineers some 5000 plus prototypes later.

Er… just one thing before I close this congratulatory note to you, do you need an admissions director or registrar by any chance?

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