Simone

Callis

United Kingdom
The thing I enjoy most about my course is that it is very experimental. It’s all about getting the handle of things and exploring different techniques which I find opens up my mind and creativity.

More about Simone

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I came to NTU for an open day and I instantly knew that I wanted to study here. I came across the NTU when searching what universities were best for Textile Design. The student ambassadors were very friendly and welcoming which I didn’t really receive at other universities.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?
“The thing I enjoy most about my course is that it is very experimental. It’s all about getting the handle of things and exploring different techniques which I find opens up my mind and creativity. I also enjoy the fact that sometimes we have the chance to cross over disciplines – it's great that we aren’t restricted. Being able to use different machinery like the jacquard machines and software is also something that I really like about the course!”

Has the course included any industry speakers?
“We had trend forecaster, Fiona Coleman come in from WGSN. It was very useful having her come in and talk to us because she had a lot of industry experience. She had worked in children’s and menswear at M&S for five years and also at Paul Smith before moving to WGSN. She gave us a lot of useful advice and information, not just about trend forecasting, but also about the different job routes we could pursue.”

How do you find the course staff?
“The tutors are very helpful and get to know you and the route you would like to go down. The technical staff are incredible - they are always around when you need their help. It feels as though they know everything, as every question I have ever asked they have always had the answers.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“I like studying and living in Nottingham because it’s very easy to get around. It feels like a close knit place and you can end up feeling very at home - even if home is far away. Nottingham is a very student orientated city which helps you experience the full student life.”

You recently won a live project set by Fat Face – can you tell us a little bit about your experience?
“The thing I enjoyed most about the Fat Face brief was that it was a great opportunity to learn from working within a group and see how your ideas come together. I also really enjoyed the fact that we had to pitch our collection for a Fat Face consume, it was really good fun to build an image of a certain person and what would interest them as a consumer.”

What is it about your placement with Fat Face that you are most looking forward to?
“I am most looking forward to increasing my understanding and awareness of the world of work and  experiencing Fat Face’s work place, as it is a company that I would potentially like to work for in years to come.”

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