Drew Macnamara
I’d definitely recommend my course. You get all of the skills needed for industry, your creative mind is allowed to roam freely, and you are surrounded by amazing technicians, lecturers, and equipment.

More about Drew

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I chose NTU specifically for the course, the placement year within industry, and the high employability rate.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?
“The intense and regular technical classes, so we gain as many skills as possible before employment.”

Has the course included any live projects or briefs?
“I’m currently doing a live project for WGSN, a trend forecasting company. We are designing knitted fabrics in response for their latest trend predictions, in the hopes that they will use them as examples on their websites.”

Has the course included any industry competitions?
“The current live project for WGSN is like a competition for recognition on a massive digital platform. The company picks what fabrics they would like to use and display.”

Has the course included any speakers / lecturers from industry?
“Yes, again I really enjoyed the lecture from WGSN. It’s interesting to hear how they gather and communicate their ideas as to what is going to be popular, and trends for the next seasons.

What do you think about the course staff?
“Quick to help, even after hours. They are always free for a chat whether it’s about university work or other issues. They have an absolute wealth of knowledge, and incredible prospects amongst themselves.”

As an international student, what do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“It’s a city that’s not too big and daunting, and soon becomes like home and a familiar place. It’s vibrant, colourful and interesting because it has such a large student population.”

In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles?
“I’d definitely recommend my course. You get all of the skills needed for industry, your creative mind is allowed to roam freely, and you are surrounded by amazing technicians, lecturers, and equipment.”

Where do you hope to be in five years’ time?
“Hopefully working for a ‘big’ company within the knitwear or fashion design team creating garments and fabrics for runway in Europe.”

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