Published: 6th Mar 2019

A new free academy in the North West of England has been set up to teach students about the built environment. Liverpool social enterprise Placed has launched the Placed Academy in the hope of inspiring the next generation of architects, planners and urban designers. The academy aims to open up the creative sector for students by preparing them for further study or work experience in the field. Placed director, Jo Harrop said: ‘The Placed Academy will provide a tailored programme of support, whilst connecting young people with those working and studying in the sector. ‘By working with young people from a wide range of communities and supporting those under-represented in the sector, we can help to diversify the sector for the future.’ The year-long academy will be open to students in years 10, 11 and 12 during the 2019/20 academic year and is completely free to attend, unlike similar courses. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)