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A hands-on, collaborative project to solve a real-life challenge

TEDI-London residentials

Are you looking for a chance to work on a short-term project tackling a real-life challenge? A summer/winter residential at TEDI-London could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Apply for Summer School 2024

Join our next residential taking place in July 2024, centred on the challenge of mitigating the use of single use products. 

Our summer and winter residentials are ideal for current undergraduate students seeking practical, project-based experience, but is suitable for anyone who would like to:

  • Gain experience working on a project with real-world impact and in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Build a compelling and engaging project portfolio to boost CV’s and support future job/internship applications.
  • Learn workshop skills such as using design software and 3D printing technology, prototyping, and electronics.
  • Develop key workplace skills including: multidisciplinary teamworking, research, making, life-cycle analysis, evaluation, analytical problem-solving, multi-channel communication, self-reflection, independent-thinking, leadership, project management (i.e. planning, design, delivery), market research, stakeholder management, client work, and pitching.
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team of students from all over the world.
  • Work directly with stakeholders and learn how to improve designs through feedback.
  • Learn from industry experts and expand professional network.
  • Experience TEDI-London’s project-based style of teaching.

What are TEDI-London residentials like?

Programme structure

  • “Being part of TEDI-London’s summer school this year has taught me a lot about engineering design. It was really valuable for me to understand that you need a lot of information about the problem at hand, who it is for and the different resources available before even starting to develop a solution or build a prototype. “

    Alessandro Summer School student, UNSW
  • “I enjoyed and learned so much in the 2020 TEDI-London Summer School that I participated again the following year! Having different disciplines come together is the most powerful and productive way to solve the problems that the world is facing. It was great fun to meet so many passionate students and learn from TEDI-London’s partners.”

    Danae Matthews Summer school student 2021

Previous residentials

Discover previous topics and student designs:

Winter School 2024: Developing prototypes to support the repurposing of urban timber to minimise waste and encourage community engagement.

Summer school 2023: Designing sustainable transport solutions to support the Canada Water masterplan.

Winter school 2023: Creating a long-term community repair initiative to improve circular economy and reduce electronic waste

Summer school 2022: Using urban farming concepts to design innovative solutions which help local charity boost community engagement

Summer school 2021: Creating innovative engineering solutions for Canada Water’s outdoor spaces which support the ‘Net Zero Carbon by 2050’ challenge

Summer school 2020: Developing data-driven indoor and outdoor solutions to make Canada Water a dementia friendly community

Summer school 2019: Designing healthcare and community innovations for Canada Water residents


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