This course is really great for increasing your employability prospects as it provides you with in-depth insight into the different sectors of the industry, including buying and merchandising, marketing and branding, and trend prediction.
More about Tamsin
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I really struggled to find the right course and the right university for me, but just before my A-Level results day I found the Textile Design course at NTU. I had a good feeling about it so I followed my gut and applied. I made a great choice and NTU hasn’t let me down.”
Why did you decide to transfer to BA (Hons) International Fashion Business?
“I switched from BA (Hons) Textile Design to BA (Hons) International Fashion Business in my final year because I decided that I wanted to be more business orientated. This course is really great for increasing your employability prospects as it provides you with in-depth insight into the different sectors of the industry, including buying and merchandising, marketing and branding, and trend prediction.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I like how busy and exciting it is, and I especially love the depth of study. It really does cover almost every aspect of the fashion industry."
Can you tell us about some of the projects that you are you currently working on?
“Currently, I am coming to the end of the first three modules which run at the same time. I am working on a buying project for John Lewis, a branding project for Mac Cosmetics, and a group project for Wedgwood.”
Have you completed any work placements as part of your course?
“I have completed a number short placements, all of which were incredibly useful experiences. I had the opportunity to join George ASDA as a buying intern working on ladies bottoms, denim and outerwear, thanks to a connection one of my course tutors has. I also worked as a designer for Turner Bianca - a home textiles company, and undertook a short placement with an independent knitwear designer."
Has your course included any guest speakers from industry?
“We have had a lot of industry professionals come to visit us, usually to deliver a lecture followed by a small group seminar. My favourite visitor was a lady from Sainsbury's, she was the head merchandiser for Sainsbury’s Home. Her talk was so insightful - she really gave us an idea of what that job entails and the skills involved.”
What do you think about the student community within the School of Art & Design?
“I really love the Barnes Wallis building, which is where International Fashion Business and all other Fashion, Marketing, Management and Communication courses are housed. The area has recently been revamped and there is a really nice sense of community and professionalism there. NTU has a really nice community as a whole – it’s like a family.”
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
"There is a really nice bar and restaurant culture, a great shopping scene, and really friendly people. I love the size of the city, I always say it’s like a small Manchester and has at least one of everything you need.”
If you had to sum up your NTU experience so far in three words, what would they be?
Exciting, busy, and unforgettable!
Would you recommend your course to prospective students?
“Absolutely - I have already!”