By Katie Turton
Final year BA (Hons) Textile Design
by Chloe Watling
First year BA (Hons) Textile Design
With finishing my first year I wanted to see the Fashion and Textiles graduate show here at BCU and also visit the national New Designers exhibition in London to keep me busy with creative ideas and motivation to produce work over the summer.
The work on display from graduating Fashion and Textile students at BCU was truly an eye-opening experience to see the standard of work and journey they have experienced through their degree.
(Image: School of Fashion and Textiles Graduate Show, 2017)
Our BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication course opens students up to a variety of fashion-related jobs, ranging from fashion journalism and brand management, to styling and photo-shoot production.
Paige (who is about to graduate) is taking the trend-forecasting and styling skills she’s recently gained to set up her own publishing business.
Before she escapes for the summer, we squeezed in a quick Q & A to find out more….
by Searlait Golby
First year BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion student
Today I sit down with Charnice Blaize, a 22-year-old student from Northampton, who has quite literally, K I L L E D I T throughout her entire time at University.
Currently finishing her final major project in her third year of Fashion Business and Promotion at BCU, Charnice has tons of experience from working in the River Island head office, to interning for Tinie Tempah himself.
After finding out she has achieved a first in every single one of her projects, I had to sit down with her and ask her, how has she done it? Continue Reading
Perception Magazine – My Final Major Project
by Evie Williams, Final year student
Following your dreams, is something we hope to do in life.
What a pleasure to work with Evie in her final year, as she has journeyed through her life experiences, passions and knowledge. She has drawn them together and followed her dreams to make a dynamic, innovative, exciting final project.
I am sure she will go on to thrive in industry and I look forward to seeing her career develop and dreams unfold.
Lindsay Pressdee, Course Director, BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication.
I’m 23, just about to finish uni and go out into the real world. When I first started the course, I never dreamed of pursuing a career in journalism or PR in London. Now I have the confidence to do this! I also want to make my Final Major Project a reality, but I’ll tell you all about that in a moment! First I have to tell you why I created it.
I’ve been asked a few times how I came up with the idea and I think subconsciously it was because of what I’ve been through…
When I was 21, I was suddenly taken ill and ended up being admitted onto a stroke ward, which was really frightening. Whilst I was there, I was lucky to receive regular visits from my friends and family, who bought me plenty of magazines to read whilst I recovered. Why wouldn’t you? It’s a perfect thing to bring for a Fashion Student! However, my illness meant that at the time, I found it difficult to concentrate properly and it was very hard for me to read the magazines. I remember feeling incredibly frustrated as I just couldn’t engage with the magazine content.
So fast forward two years to when I started to plan for my Final Major Project. I started to think about what would make an original angle within fashion communication that I could focus on. It was my personal experience in hospital that helped me find a unique approach. I decided to create a new fashion magazine for the visually impaired…
by Elle Stancill
Second year BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion student
Coming from an industry background myself, I know how important work placements are! That’s why we dedicate so much time and effort to them throughout our courses.
Our second year students have recently completed their own industry placements across a mixed range of fashion businesses, providing them with a huge amount of experiences, developing their CVs and of course, their university projects.
Employers want to know their staff understand the business environment as well as the theory behind it. Our students go out into industry and do just that.
It’s a chance to build CV experience, create contacts and apply the knowledge they’re gaining here to the workplace. That’s why we push them to do it.
Elle recently took on a work placement of a different nature. She spent three weeks with Fashion Blogger Kavita Donkersley at She wears Fashion. Hear about her experience and top tips!…
Sophie Johnson Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion
by Grace Bentley
Second-year BA (Hons) Fashion Design
When I discovered the archive collection, the Honeysuckle dress was the first item that increased its significance in my mind to being the culturally valuable collection it subsequently became. For me it’s the ‘poster dress’ of the collection.