by Bekki Brennan
Final year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student
Described by Vogue.com as an ‘undeniable springboard,’ the Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) competition with Missoni was first introduced to me as part of a research module during the first term of my final year. To make it to the finalist shortlist was such an amazing feeling!
The brief? To develop a concept based on European artists, involving a particular art movement.
by Lydia Yeabsley
Second year BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion student
For a fashion student there’s no better professional development than a placement at one of the country’s leading high street brands.
I spent two months in total swapping seminars for social media, lectures for client-liaising and Netflix for Next.
Whether you’re a prospective student, a fashion enthusiast or involved in the industry, here are the five things I learned about myself whilst on industry placement at Next…
by Chloe Watling
First-year BA (Hons) Textile Design student
Paris was one of the best trips I’ve ever experienced, and is a must-go-to city. It was four days jam-packed with amazing experiences from the Premiere Vision event, to the Eiffel Tower, to wine and snails!
One of the best aspects of the trip was being able to experience Paris with friends. We found the best way to explore the city was by hiring bikes and being our own tour guides! It’s a cheap and exciting way to find your way around.
Second-year BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion student
Ever heard the phrase “You need experience to get experience?”
It’s born from the fact that employers want to know their staff understand the business environment as well as the theory behind it.
One of the most exciting elements of our course is seeing our students go out into industry to do just that.
It’s their chance to build CV experience, grow their network and discover how to apply the knowledge they’re gaining here to the professional environment.
Coming from industry myself, I know how rewarding a great internship can be! That’s why industry placements are so important to us.
Our second year students have recently completed three-week placements across a mixed range of fashion businesses, bringing back a wealth of experience and insight to develop their projects and CVs.
Beth worked hard to land a fantastic internship with best-selling fashion weekly, LOOK magazine. Hear about her experience and top tips!…
Sophie Johnson Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion