More about Georgina
Why did you choose to study Fashion Accessory Design at NTU?
"I chose to study at NTU because it is well known for its successful fashion related courses. It is also one of few universities that has a Fashion Accessory Design course that is specialised to one specific area. Overall, I believed NTU to be one of the best universities as there were so many different opportunities along the way to help support and further your career."
What did you enjoy most about the course?
"I really liked how specific the course content is, as it focused mainly on accessories and leather goods, and I particularly enjoyed the manufacturing and designing of the products. I enjoyed being hands on and making my own products and then creating my own branded collection for my final Degree Show. Having smaller class sizes than the average degree allowed you to benefit from more hands on teaching in workshops and one to one tutorial sessions."
Can you tell us about one of the live briefs you have really enjoyed?
"We had various live industry briefs, all of which were amazing experiences. The prize for winning these live briefs were often placements or internships.
"In Year Two we had a live brief set by River Island and were asked to design an accessory collection for their customer profile. It was a great experience to work with people directly from the industry and receive feedback on our design work. This gave me a really useful insight to what it’s like working for a high street retailer as an accessory designer."
How did you find the course staff?
"The course staff were very supportive and we benefited learning from tutors who all specialised in different areas. The technical staff were amazing and provided us with manufacturing help and support."
How do you find the facilities available to you?
"We had specialist leather machines in our workshops which allowed us to create luxury leather goods as well as access to laser cutting, digital fabric printing and screen printing facilities. With all these facilities available to us, we were able to push our work and designs further as designers."
Where do you hope to be in five years’ time?
"I hope to be working for a high end luxury leather goods company designing or manufacturing fashion accessories, specialising in handbags."