Nigel studies MA Architecture at AUB. He tells us more about his work and why he chose to study here.

“I was born and raised in Hong Kong, but I’m half British, half Filipino. I’ve got a British passport and decided to study in the UK.

One of the main reasons I chose to study at AUB is because it’s a small community, which means more contact time with the tutors and support with work. I studied for my BA here as well and I really enjoyed being here, so I decided to continue.

Coming from Hong Kong, I really like Bournemouth as a place. I’ve always said it has a bit of everything, and so does Hong Kong, so it’s a smaller scaled down version of that. So, for me, it was about the location.

I’ve been working on a project and a brief in Dungeness, Kent. It revolves around suburban, or isolated architecture, and trying to create positive Anthropocene.

It’s trying not to have a negative effect on the environment, through a mental ecology.

The location here in Bournemouth actually influenced me. You’re so close to the countryside, but also not too far away from London.

I’d definitely recommend studying at AUB. There’s been some really good opportunities. I managed to get some funding for my Venice Biennale trip, which was really good.”