Group 13
MSA CONNECT

The MSA Connect agenda is focused on creating a network to connect the MSA alumni with the current students. Our point of interest lies in bringing together the diverse experiences and expertise of former graduates to strengthen the MSA community. The event provides a glimpse of the wide range of opportunities that architectural studies offer.

Irina Maria Augusta B / Oana N / Aaishwarya Jain PJ / Sreevardhan S / Harry Alexandras P

Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) is an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester, that is uniting the universities’ resources and expertise to provide a comprehensive academic experience for its students. MSA gained a reputation for variety, vitality and quality of work, reflected in appraisals by professional bodies like the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB), Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) and The Landscape Institute, alongside the number and variety of external prizes. MSA ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2018) and recognised as one of the best architecture schools in the UK. We are delighted to work alongside the MSA team represented by Professor Kevin Singh, head of Manchester School of Architecture, Dr Victoria Jolley, Year 6 Lead and Employability Lead at the school and Robert Hyde, Senior Lecturer.

For more information about MSA and their team please access their website: https://www.msa.ac.uk/ .
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:06
MSA Connect has very defined social ethos. As the university is praised for its reputation, for the variety, vitality and achievements of its students, reflected in appraisals by professional institutions, prizes gained externally and successes of its alumni, we are aiming to develop a project that has its foundations on community, networking, inclusion and opportunity. With this values, going forward we want to establish a place for networking between students, alumni and their connections.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:09
Hi, I am Oana Neacsu one of the members of the MSA Connect team. I have graduated BA Architecture at the University of Liverpool in 2020 and I am currently enrolled at the Manchester School of Architecture. For my first year doing my MArch I am part of the Advanced Practice Atelier.

Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:27
Hi everyone! I'm Harry, part of the MSA Connect team. Previously to coming to the MSA I studied at the University of Liverpool and while studying with the LSA spent a year at Xi'an Jioatong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. Today I am part of the Infraspace atelier.

Aside from Architecture I have a big interest in history & geopolitics and I relish exploring when I have the time and petrol money.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:28
The core agenda of our project is to create a network of MSA alumni facilitating discussions and a sense of community.

We aim to organize workshops to develop and learn skills to prepare ourselves for a post-academic adventure while creating opportunities to connect to various esteemed alumni of the school.


Workshops on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator, as well as soft skills like networking, communication and public speaking will be held. Presentations will be conducted to learn how to present ourselves in the digital as well as the real world.

Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:31
Hi, I am Aaishwarya Jain from the MSA Connect team. I am a registered architect from India. I have done MA Architecture and Urbanism from MSA and currently pursuing Masters of Architecture. I chose the Advanced Practice atelier as I am interested in the formulation of sustainable built environments.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:39
Hi everyone! I am Irina, one of the team members of MSA Connect . I from Romania and completed my undergraduate architecture studies at the MSA in 2018. Currently I’m in the 5th year studying in Atelier CPU[Ai]. Looking forward to working with you!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:40
Hi everyone! I'm Sreevardhan Sama, part of the MSA Connect team. Previously joining the MSA I studied Bachelor of architecture at the Dayananda Sagar University, India and I am a registered architect from India. Today I am part of the Praxxis atelier.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 04:05