The course is so varied and dynamic

Daniel Bilsborough
Daniel Bilsborough
Undergraduate student
Landscape Architecture BA, MLA
Daniel first discovered landscape architecture at a school careers event. After visiting the department and the city, he decided that Sheffield was the place to pursue his future career.
Daniel Bilsborough

What was your favourite subject at school?

My favourite subject at school was art, I loved A Level especially because we had the freedom to be as creative as we wanted and I produced a big canvas painting for my final piece that I still have at home.

Why did you decide to study landscape architecture at Sheffield?

I was initially looking into architecture, but discovered landscape architecture at a careers meeting during year 12 at school and then as soon as I visited the department and the city I knew this is where I wanted to go.

I was so impressed with the facilities and the staff were all really friendly.

The course is so varied and dynamic beyond anything I really expected, you learn about everything across the whole landscape architecture discipline.

Daniel Bilsborough

Landscape Architecture BA, MLA

What do you enjoy most about your course?

The best thing about the course at Sheffield is how it has really encouraged my graphic skills.

I had no idea how to use Photoshop or Indesign before I started the course and now I would consider my graphic skills as one of my main strengths.

What do you hope to do in the future?

I hope to go back into practice and establish myself as a landscape architect following the completion of my masters and maybe even work abroad.

I worked in Australia during my year out and I have aspirations to return in the future.

What has surprised you about your course?

I didn’t expect to go to Rotterdam as part of the course, we went on a field trip there in the second year and was certainly one of the highlights of my degree!

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