Design Star Consortium (Centres for Doctoral Training)
Design Star | strength in diversity
5 leading design research departments and schools in
Inter-disciplinary design linked by a common approach that
encourages the integration of history, theory and
Full- and part-time graduate researchers from different
We value external collaboration, partnership and
We want to raise the proﬁle of design research and its
relevance to society, government, business and the
We are proud to be working with at least 10 external
partners: in museums, industry, local and national
government and health.
Great student experience
We consulted with PhD students in writing the bid and will
continue to listen to their ideas.
Design Star graduate researchers will have:
– Placements and engagement with our partners
– Collider workshops
– An on-line research portal
– Conferences and public engagement events
– A residential ‘summer school’
Many of our activities will be student led.