The BA (Hons) Fashion Design course has achieved a 100% student satisfaction in the 2016 NSS results.
Course Director Andrew Groves said that "this is the second time in the last five years that the course has been given 100% student satisfaction in the NSS survey, which is indicative of the quality of the teaching and the student-focused learning that happens on the course. In the 2015 Business of Fashion Survey the teaching on the course was judged as being the best in the UK so it’s good that our students also feel the same way.
"Our focus on the course is to develop our students as individuals and prepare them for the realities of a fast-changing and very demanding industry. I’m sure the students would agree that this isn’t always the easiest process for students or staff, so it’s great that despite, or perhaps because of this, the students are appreciative of the whole of the fashion design team pushing them to be the very best that they can be. This is borne out by our external examiner who gave the course a 5-star rating this year and in the results from our graduates, with 93% achieving either a first or 2.1 awards", said Andrew.
In addition, the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course has exceptional links with the fashion industry, which is built into the programme and contributed to its success. Andrew emphasises this and states that "it’s great that students feel that the course has met their needs, it’s also important that we address the needs of industry as well.
This has been demonstrated by the fantastic jobs that our graduates have been offered since they graduated in June. They are now working at some of the best design houses in the world, with design jobs at Mulberry, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry in London; Acne in Sweden; Loewe in Paris; and Max Mara in Italy.
Beth Hall won the LVMH graduate competition in June, judged by an illustrious panel of judges including Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy) and Delphine Arnault (Louis Vuitton)."