DesignWeek asked David Kimpton for a comment in response to a hot topic – ‘What do you think can be done to raise the standard of design education in the UK?’

Here is his rant:

‘I’d suggest reducing the number of students. When I was at college there were 30 odd of us in my year and we had access to our tutors constantly. It simply isn’t possible to successfully teach double or in some cases triple that number. The tutors will just be spreading themselves too thin and the students will suffer. I feel sorry for students who attend a course that is more like an Open University. Sadly there aren’t enough positions in the industry anyway.’

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