The course offers such a diverse selection of content, giving you the chance to try out different aspects involved in the fashion industry. The opportunity to work on live briefs is also pretty exciting and of course the study trips are amazing!

More about Beth

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I decided to choose NTU as it is one of the few universities that offers Fashion Communication and Promotion (FCP). The course offers such a diverse selection of content, giving you the chance to try out different aspects involved in the fashion industry. The opportunity to work on live briefs is also pretty exciting and of course the study trips are amazing.”

What have you enjoyed most about your course so far?
“I really enjoy the fact that the course is so varied. Although I am only in my first year we have covered a range of different things from developing creative concepts to executing ideas using photography. I have really enjoyed the CAD lessons that have introduced Adobe software such as InDesign.”

How do you find the facilities?
“It’s really great having the Barnes Wallis building as the base for our course. There is a huge Mac suite that’s open quite late on weekdays and a seating area outside the seminar rooms where you can get on with work.”

What have you enjoyed most about moving to Nottingham?
“I have really enjoyed living in Nottingham because it’s such a nice, diverse city. The shopping is amazing, and there is a wealth of cool little cafes and bars to visit.”

What has been the highlight of your first term at NTU?
“My highlight is definitely looking back at the progress I have made within my work over such a short time frame.”

Have you joined any societies?
“I joined the fashion society who I have been to some social events with, such as a visit to the Broadway Cinema to see a new release of a fashion film. There’s of course the weekly social night, Ocean Wednesdays, which is always fun! I have visited some sports societies too, it’s my new year’s resolution to get more involved with societies as it’s such a great way to meet like-minded people.”

What did you enjoy most about your recent study trip to New York?
“My favourite part of visiting New York was exploring all the different parts of the city from Central Park, walking the High Line to visiting different shopping areas such as Chelsea Market, Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan.

“Visiting New York was especially beneficial for me as my current project is centred around New York and therefore I visited a few really useful exhibitions and galleries that supported my research. The city is known for its amazing visual merchandising and window displays, making it an interesting retail environment to look at.”

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