Fashion Management students rewarded £200 each

Nine BA (Hons) Fashion Management students were rewarded £200 each by David Mills, from the Textile Distribution Association (TDA) for their exceptional academic achievements in year two.

Nine BA (Hons) Fashion Management students were rewarded £200 each by David Mills, from the Textile Distributors Association (TDA) for their exceptional academic achievements in year two.

These winning students are currently working with prestigious companies in professional roles for their year-long industrial placements:

  • Steph Bradshaw: PR & marketing assistant at Wrangler
  • Ruby Fowler: Merchandising admin assistant at Debenhams
  • Kate Haddon: Buying admin assistant at Debenhams
  • Kerry Hogg: Lingerie buying admin assistant at George
  • Rebecca Hurrell: Sportswear merchandising admin assistant at Debenhams
  • Katie McArther : Buying admin assistant at George
  • Georgina O’Sullivan: Knitwear Allocator at White stuff
  • Lucy Smith: Buying assistant at Laura Ashley
  • Sophie Holmes: Denim garment technical assistant at Timberland

All students on the BA (Hons) Fashion Management sandwich route returned to NTU for the day to share and reflect their industry experiences. David said "It's so satisfying to hear all of your stories, you have certainly made the most of it. What a great way to be introduced to the world of work."

In completion of this year, all student will gain hands on experience, create industry contacts, increase prospects for future employment and be awarded the industry standard recognised Diploma in Professional Practice qualification.

David mentioned how his granddaughter Philippa graduated from the same course at NTU in 2007. "Her placement year with Ralsey's in New York lead her to a successful career in anthropology at Topshop, and Head of women's wear & buyer at Liberty". 

The TDA have always had a close liaison with the course. They are hugely supportive and frequently donate money to supply more opportunities to the students. This year they partly funded the trip to Pitti Filati in Florence. 

The TDA would have been celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2015 but unfortunately the association will be dissolving. David explained, "We had £30,000 left in funds, and we decided this should go to the NTU BA (Hons) Fashion Management course."

David said "It's a great pleasure to still be associated with the course and we will be back at this year's graduation to reward a further £1000 for the highest achiever of the year!" Find out more.

Fashion Management students rewarded £200 each

Published on 1 August 2014
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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