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The variety of skills that we get to learn and study is amazing, for example, I have learned how to use InDesign as well as mono-printing and book binding.

More about Zoe

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“My initial attraction was that I felt the course was really tailored to my interests and it also ranked really highly.”

What do you enjoy most about studying BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion?
“The variety of skills that we get to learn and study is amazing, for example, I have learnt how to use InDesign as well as mono-printing and book binding. There is a great amount of creative freedom so you really get to express yourself."

What projects are you currently working on?
“I am currently working on two projects alongside each other; the first one is a group project based on identity and the second individual project is centered around self-promotion.

“In the group project we’re looking in to co-ordinating couples, a micro subculture. This will lead into the creation of zines and photo essays. The self-promotion brief is helping us explore who we are as a creative - which is invaluable. I now have a strong sense of direction of how I want to be presented and where I want to go in the future.”

What is the most valuable thing you have learnt from your course at NTU so far?
“To have confidence in myself is a major thing that I have learnt. Many of the briefs we are set give us a lot of freedom, so you have to trust that the work that you are producing is correct. Go with your gut and don’t doubt yourself!”

Has the course included any inspiring speakers from industry?
“Having the opportunity to attend a Q&A session with Alexandra Schulman, Vogue’s ex Editor In Chief, was a once in a lifetime experience. I got a first-hand insight into her career at Vogue, the things she enjoyed and the things that challenged her.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“The City campus is so close to city centre and The Old Market Square adds so much character to the city. There are so many lovely restaurants and bars, it’s easy to forget that you are a student on a budget!”

Why would you recommend your course?
“The modules on the course allow you to try out so many different aspects of the industry which really helps you to find your strengths and weaknesses.

“The facilities are great; Barnes Wallis, a dedicated building for students within the Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication department is brand new. It homes large Mac suites which makes doing work outside of university very easy, and the large tables are great for group work.

“The course staff are very supportive and will push you to produce the best work possible. I feel that NTU really prepare you well for life after university.”

What are your ambitions for the future?
“I’d love to work in within branding, helping businesses bring their vision to life. The way brands look and the promotional material that they produce is very important and I’d love to be able to assure their success. After completing my self-promotion brief, I feel as if this is where my strengths lie.”

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