Molly Couglan

Molly

Coughlan

United Kingdom
The course is perfect, the city is central and the University offers a strong community and lots of opportunities for development.

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What made you choose to study at NTU?"The course is perfect, the city is central and the University offers a strong community and lots of opportunities for development. I really liked that many of the buildings had recently been renovated, especially the Students’ Union as it provides a central hub for all students."

What do you enjoy most about Fashion Communication and Promotion?"I like that my course is extremely varied. It teaches skills that will be invaluable once entering the fashion industry. Development of computer-aided design (CAD) skills including Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator are integral to working in fashion media, and the constant encouragement from lecturers is reassuring."

Has the course included any live projects?"We have lots of live projects on Fashion Communication and Promotion which last from one day to several months. My favourite was a recent workshop with art direction company Lord Whitney. We used recycled materials to create stop motion videos based on a one word brief. It required us to work in teams and think outside of the box in order to get creative with our ideas and execution; it was both challenging and fun!"

Has the course included any industry competitions?"We took part in an industry competition called All Walks Beyond The Catwalk which was really interesting! It focused on diversity within the fashion industry and the importance of campaigning for variety in the media. In groups, we created a photo shoot based on the contentious issue of "What Is Beauty?"

Has the course included any speakers from industry?"This course features lots of guest speakers and industry professionals and this is something I find extremely useful as fashion evolves so quickly. My favourite guest speaker was probably Greg Stogdon, the Senior Vice President of Creative Media at Burberry. Hearing from someone who works for such a successful, global brand was really inspiring and taught me the importance of taking risks in order to develop a brand."

What do you think about the course staff?"NTU is such a supportive university, with lecturers, technical staff and student services all working together to ensure every students' time here is as enjoyable as possible."

Have you completed any work placements?"I have gained work experience within the marketing team at Ted Baker. I liaised with stores, created goody bags and helped plan international store launch events. I also interned at the Nottingham Post and at You and Your Wedding magazine."

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