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Geor­gia — Fash­ion Foun­da­tion Degree

Georgia Stevens

The Col­lege was rec­om­mend­ed to me by a fam­i­ly friend and once I vis­it­ed and met the course lead­ers, I knew I want­ed to be there. 

Geor­gia — Fash­ion Foun­da­tion Degree — 

Georgia, 28, studied the Fashion Foundation Degree at Nottingham College and now she’s a successful Junior Menswear/Boyswear Buyer for fashion retailer New Look.

Georgia explains why College was the right choice for her:

Degree-lev­el was impor­tant to me, to ensure I had the best chance at get­ting a job in the indus­try. The Foun­da­tion Degree gave me the chance to hone my skills and learn more about myself so that I was able to decide what area I’d finalise my degree and which career path I want­ed to pursue.”

What is it about Fashion that interests you?

Fash­ion is a way to express your­self, whether that is what you buy/​wear your­self, or what you study! I decid­ed to pur­sue menswear over wom­enswear as I feel I can appre­ci­ate some­thing good with­out hav­ing a biased opinion.”

What do you enjoy about your job at New Look?

I love the cre­ativ­i­ty of the role and the reward of see­ing styles I have worked on and devel­oped, go into stores/​online – it’s amaz­ing! Buy­ing is def­i­nite­ly a good route for some­one who is cre­ative, but does­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly want to pur­sue a design-led role, as you get the best of both worlds!”

Why Nottingham College?

Not­ting­ham is well-known for being a great city to study Fash­ion, so this was def­i­nite­ly a part of my deci­sion. The Col­lege was actu­al­ly rec­om­mend­ed to me by a fam­i­ly friend and once I vis­it­ed and met the course lead­ers, I knew I want­ed to be there.

When it came to apply­ing to uni­ver­si­ty, I was­n’t ready to move out so I decid­ed to study at Col­lege as it gave me the chance to stay at home and save mon­ey whilst study­ing. My par­ents live in Leices­ter­shire so it was local enough for me to dri­ve in every day.” 

What did you enjoy about the course?

It was nice to work with­in a small­er class and meet oth­ers that had the same inter­ests as me. The peo­ple you study with will always help you to devel­op more as an indi­vid­ual. It was also nice to have one main tutor for the course who you knew you could con­fide in or rely on when needed.

The course gave an insight into many dif­fer­ent roles you can pur­sue in the indus­try and for me this was real­ly impor­tant as I still was­n’t 100% clear on where I want­ed to end up. My course was also very chal­leng­ing on time man­age­ment which is key in this indus­try, as well as being able to work inde­pen­dent­ly and along­side others.” 

Would you recommend the College?

Absolute­ly! I would say; don’t feel the pres­sure to study at uni­ver­si­ty right away if it isn’t for you! We all make it to where we want to be on dif­fer­ent paths.”

Interested in a creative career like Georgia?