Fashion Management students present their research at Westminster

Final Year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students have recently presented their research at the Houses of Parliament, at a prestigious event to promote excellence in undergraduate research.

Final Year BA (Hons) Fashion Management students Holly Fowkes, Laura Purcell, Emma Gamble, Emma Smyth, and Lucy Sumner have recently presented their research at the Houses of Parliament, at a prestigious event to promote excellence in undergraduate research.

The students took part in Posters in Parliament, an exhibition run by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), designed to showcase the very best undergraduate research from across the UK.

NTU was one of 27 universities invited to take part this year, and the students presented their work to an audience of MPs, Lords, Vice-Chancellors, and some of the most influential people in higher education. There was a distinguished judging panel which included Sir Anthony Cleaver, Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council, and Nick Hillman, Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute.

The work that Holly, Laura, Emma, Emma, and Lucy exhibited was created as part of a team product innovation project. Their idea, Resnooz, researched ways to help people restore their natural sleep through advanced product technology. The concept was premium pyjamas that would help to restore the wearer’s natural sleep, made using ionised fabric technology. The students had to consider the business, marketing, sales and financial strategies, as well as explain the product concept and their market research.

Holly, who acted as the team leader, told us: "It was a great honour and very rewarding as we had put a lot of time into the project. All the other contestants were individual entrants so it was great we all got to attend as a group!"

Senior Lecturer Daniel Easters commented: "This project helped the students to formulate creative business strategies, which has proven to be an invaluable experience in developing their key skill sets. It also allowed them to present their work in Parliament, to MPs, and in the wider context; subsequently, the experience has allowed their confidence and skills to grow and enabled them to promote both themselves and their hard work."

Fashion Management students present their research at Westminster

Published on 4 February 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418