More about Rebecca
What made you choose to study at NTU?
"The Fashion Accessory Design course is varied and allows you to do illustration, design, manufacturing and marketing. NTU also offers a great student lifestyle with the city site being right in the centre of Nottingham."
What do you enjoy most about Fashion Accessory Design?
"The freedom to be creative and opportunities to try completely new areas of design. I also enjoy the live briefs we are set."
Has the course included any live projects or briefs?
"In Year Two we worked on a live project with River Island. We designed a collection for them which was challenging but very exciting."
Has the course included any speakers from industry?
"I took the journalism elective at the beginning of Year Two which gave me the opportunity to work with a magazine editor. We were encouraged to work at the same pace and standard as expected in industry."
What do you think about the course staff?
"The technicians are always around to help out with any manufacturing problems in the studios while the course tutors are great at supporting us with our projects."
What do you think about the facilities available to you?
"We have a large range of facilities suitable for Fashion Accessory Design which include the latest software for design, sewing machines, skivers and laser cutting facilities for manufacture. We also have the option to work with resins, metal, wood and lots more."
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
"You get a good balance between work and socialising. Everything is very close by and it's great being located in the city centre because there is always something to do. I recently joined the snow sports society, which is fun."
Why would you recommend Fashion Accessory Design to someone looking to study in that area?
"NTU has great facilities for students. We have a new library and students' union which includes places to have a drink, go to the gym, or even on a night out. The course staff are very supportive at helping you achieve your goals and there are lots of events you can get involved in."
Have you completed any work placements?
"I worked in the design department for Oasis Fashion in London. It was useful to get an idea of how the industry works and gain professionalism by shadowing the team and being involved in meetings and other day to day jobs."