Navigating student life and the transition into your career is no easy feat. Below, find advice, testimonials, guides and interviews to help you survive and thrive at university.
When it comes to sourcing fabric for your final collection, there’s a lot to consider. There’s questions around the cost versus quality, what city you buy your fabrics, whether they’re sustainably made, and if what you can afford is in line with your vision. Is there any truth in the bias that fabric stores in London are better than the rest of the country? GFW contributor Alexandra Hodgson shares her experience, and gets some handy pieces of advice about how to source fabrics for your next collection!
GFW contributor Faith Richardson was 23 when she started her course. Taking time out following her A-levels to work, pursue her hobbies and discover what she really wanted to do with her life, Faith has no regrets about being a mature age student. She tells GFW about the journey which took her from Olympic-level Equestrian Eventer to Fashion Comms graduate, and the lessons, setbacks and successes she’s had along the way.
Whether you recently graduated or you’re still a student, you probably know that taking on an internship is a great way of transitioning from university to industry. We got advice from an expert — Alec from Intern — and put the question to our Instagram followers: How do you make the most of an internship?
This week, GFW contributor Faith Richardson speaks with nutritionist and personal trainer, Kayleigh Armstrong, for the ultimate list of tips for students to stay healthy and eat well while at uni.
We spoke to Alec Dudson, founder of Intern, about practical ways that young creatives can overcome Imposter Syndrome and gain the confidence to begin freelancing while they’re studying or fresh from leaving university.
Morgan Lankester is a third year fashion communications and promotion student at Nottingham Trent University, who alongside her studies, is a course representative. She shares with us 5 lesser known facts about studying fashion communications.
GFF contributor Faith Richardson hunts down the best budgeting and money apps, sites and accounts to follow to keep on top of your finances while at university.