This week, TEDI-London, a new engineering higher education provider located in Canada Water just off Quebec Way, opens its doors to its first cohort of full-time students.
Co-founded by three global universities – King’s College London, Arizona State University and UNSW Sydney, TEDI-London has been set up with the aim of transforming engineering higher education, including diversifying the range of people studying and entering the profession.
The Global Design Engineering degree offers project-based learning enabling students to contribute towards solving some of the biggest challenges facing the 21st century. Partnering with employers, students will be provided with the skills needed to become the engineers of the future. Those who are interested in the course can read more here: https://tedi-london.ac.uk/learn/application-information.
Scholarships are available for eligible Southwark residents and there is a bursary scheme to support students from lower income households. The team at TEDI-London will be working with local groups and schools to run a programme of outreach.
The unique, modular design enabled the building to be erected in just six weeks and gives it the option to expand as the organisation grows.
Roger Madelin, Joint Head of Canada Water Development at British Land, said: “The opening of TEDI-London is symbolic of our vision for Canada Water, generating opportunities for innovation and enterprise that are available and accessible for local Southwark residents. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with TEDI-London, supporting them to grow so that they have a long-term presence within the Canada Water development, and an enduring role locally.”
Judy Raper, TEDI-London Dean and CEO, said: “We’re delighted to be setting up home in one of London’s most exciting and upcoming areas. British Land’s vision for Canada Water is a fantastic opportunity for TEDI-London and our staff and students to be part of a progressive, green, sustainable new urban space. Our students will be able to work on projects connected to, and for the benefit of, their local community, something which was a highly attractive proposition for us when choosing the location for our campus.”
TEDI-London has taken an initial c. 15,000 sq ft of floorspace, including classrooms, breakout spaces and labs, with the option to expand up to 40,000 sq ft, which British Land will deliver in phases. British Land will work with TEDI-London to deliver a permanent home for its students within the Canada Water Masterplan.
TEDI-London is planning an open day in the autumn to give you a unique opportunity to look inside. For more information about the open day and opportunities for residents (including bursaries and scholarships), visit the TEDI website: https://tedi-london.ac.uk. You will be able to register for the open day here soon.