Rosie Barcham
I chose to study at NTU because I found the open day interesting, well informed and exciting. I was able to imagine myself as an NTU student and living in Nottingham.

More about Rosie

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I chose to study at NTU because I found the open day interesting, well informed and exciting. I was able to imagine myself as an NTU student and living in Nottingham. Although I had no experience in knitting, I thought this would be a great challenge to take up because I could create textiles and garments.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I most enjoy learning new skills and meeting new people from my course as this has built my confidence and learning.”

Has the course included any live projects?
“In Year One, we completed a collaborative live project called Rebel Tartan. I enjoyed working in a group, sharing ideas and building my team skills.”

Has the course included any guest speakers?
“In Year Two, we had a lecture delivered by Jo Bee who graduated from Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles in 2010. She is now currently self-employed and works for both Acorn and SPINEXPO.  I was interested in her development from when she graduated to where she is now and the experience and skills she’s gained working as a knitwear designer.”

How do you find the facilities?
“There is a great number of course specific equipment for example Dubied and domestic machines. Boningtons Art Shop is well equipped with many tools and resources to help produce your work in various ways.”

Have you completed any work experience?
“I have not yet completed any work placements, however next year I will be doing a placement year where I will be able to take an overview of what it would be like to work in the fashion knitwear industry. I have an open mind and may use this opportunity to go abroad and gain experience living in another culture.”

Can you tell us a little bit about the optional study trip to Florence?
“Florence was an interesting, inspiring and a beautiful city to visit. I particularly enjoyed seeing the different culture, various architectural buildings and most importantly, being able to visit the Pitti Filati show. This was a great experience to see what it could be like to work in the knitwear industry!”

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