I chose to study at Sunderland as the course I was interested in had a wide range of topics within the fashion discipline. I also wanted to stay living at home to save money, so Sunderland was the perfect fit for me.
I had initially planned on studying a foundation degree in Art and Design but changed my mind the day I received my A-Level results. I got an interview with the University through Clearing, and from then I knew it was the best option for me.
I loved the wide variety of topics on the course. When I started, I had no idea which aspect of the industry I would like to work in and wanted to gain as much experience as possible. I really enjoyed the branding side of the course, and the skills I learned from that, set me up perfectly for my career.
I would absolutely recommend the University of Sunderland to other students, I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I recommend you go and have a look at the campus and meet the lecturers from the courses you're interested in. The lecturers from my course were amazing, and a real asset to the University!
In my second year, I received assistance from the Internship team. They really helped me get my foot in the door by helping me get an internship at Team Valley; the experience I gained in that role looks great on my CV.
Since graduating, I am now the designer at Master Debonair, a menswear company based in East Boldon. We have huge plans for our future, where I will get to put all of my skills from my degree into practice. I plan to stay at Master Debonair for the foreseeable future, expanding and growing as much as possible.
The University of Sunderland, and the lecturers of the fashion course, turned my talents into skills and my dreams into reality – without them, I wouldn't be who I am today."
Published 19 February 2018