Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology teaches in India

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology Vince Conway spent two weeks in India, teaching at Chitkara University’s 9th Global Week, and visiting local schools.

Chitakara University's 2017 Global Week
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Chitakara University's 2017 Global Week

Senior Lecturer in BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Vince Conway spent two weeks in India, teaching at Chitkara University’s 9th Global Week, and visiting local schools.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was one of 36 universities from across 22 countries who attended this global event. Besides internationalising the student learning experience, the aim of the event was to offer invaluable networking and knowledge sharing between local and visiting faculties.

During his time at Chitkara University, Vince covered various topics, from post-occupancy evaluation and fire strategy in design, to low carbon design strategies and biomimicry in architecture with over 100 Bachelor of Architecture degree students in their fifth semester.

Students also learnt about the relevant building codes in India and their European equivalents, particularly useful for those intending to study abroad as part of their further education.

NTU alumnus and Chitkara University’s Associate Professor Sachin Harry taught alongside Vince, facilitating blended learning and collaborative teaching methods.

Vince delivering talks at Lotus Valley International School
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Vince delivering talks at Lotus Valley International School

Having taught in China, Malaysia and locations across Europe on similar short courses, Vince told us: “India is wonderful for its multitude of cultural variations. I enjoyed the week and the whole experience immensely, mainly due to the enthusiasm of the students and the support of the staff, and I look forward to further collaboration with Chitkara University.”

Sanjeev Sahni, Director of International Affairs at Chitkara University, added: “It is literally beyond words to narrate what a powerful impact and splendid benchmark Vince’s invaluable contribution has set on our campuses, as an apt professional advisor, superb career mentor, and a remarkable teacher for all our students and colleagues.”

Vince also visited Lotus Valley International School and Lancers International School in Gurgaon, and St Columba’s School in Delhi, delivering talks about NTU, Nottingham and all courses within the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, alongside NTU alumna and India representative, Shruti Jaggi.

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Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology teaches in India

Published on 24 November 2017
  • Subject area: Architecture and civil engineering
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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