More about Jemima
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I looked at a range of similar courses at other universities, but felt that NTU had the best vibe. Everyone was really nice and the course sounded amazing.”
What do you enjoy most about the course?
“The opportunities it has given me. From going on trips to New York, London and Paris I have been able to explore different cultures and get a wider understanding of what is going on in the fashion industry. It has also allowed me to go on placement, which has given me a taster of what I would like to do after I graduate.”
Has the course included any live briefs?
“We have completed a range of live briefs, including working with the Boots cosmetic brand Seventeen, UGG and Coast. I also took part in a live project for online retailer Very, this was based on denim and I was lucky enough to be chosen to present my work to the company which was exciting!"
How do you find the course staff?
“The staff are really nice, they are really approachable and don’t mind spending some extra time with you sorting out any problems you may have. Whilst on placement, Sue the Course Leader, was really helpful and kept us informed with what was going on back at University.”
Have you joined any societies since starting at NTU?
“I play lacrosse for NTU's first team. I’ve been playing lacrosse since I was little and I think it was the best decision I have made joining the team. I’ve made so many new friends, some of who I would consider my best friends. Going outside and playing lacrosse is also a great break from university work.”
Can you tell us a little bit about your work placement?
“Fashion Marketing and Branding gives you an amazing chance to obtain work experience in the industry during your second year at university. I worked as a marketing and PR intern for Boux Avenue in their Wimbledon office. My main tasks involved organising an event for students and helping plan Boux Avenue’s Spring/Summer launch party. This was an amazing opportunity as the launch party was attended by lots of press and celebrities and allowed me to gain some contacts and speak to some really important people!
“This placement was scheduled to end just before summer, however Boux Avenue asked if I could stay for the whole of summer. This meant that my initial three month internship turned into seven months, all while in Year Two of university. Taking up this opportunity was the best thing I ever did and I'm grateful that the course provided me with the freedom to do it.”