Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Jessica McGowan – from Ulster to Turkey via an SDC award

As an educational charity, SDC supports students in a variety of ways. In Northern Ireland, every year we award a prize to the students who show the best use of colour in their final year presentations. This year Paul Santokhi (Chair of the NI region) had the pleasure of presenting the award of £100 to student Jessica McGowan. Paul was very impressed with Jessica’s work.

Jessica was on the BA (Hons) Textile Art, Design and Fashion Course at the University of Ulster and graduated with a 2:1.The judges for the SDC award selected the winner from 62 final year students. We spoke to Jessica about her work and what she’s been up to since graduating.

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SDC International Design Competition: Top tips on how to win!

Since the SDC International Design Competition was first launched in 2002, literally thousands of students have entered, and we’re now open to entries for the 2015 competition. We’re often asked for advice and tips from students and tutors on what the judges are looking for, so we’ve taken a lighthearted look at how to ensure your entry stands out from the crowd.

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SDC International Design Competition – UK final at Material World

20140617-DSCF8453Daniel Matthews, a final year Surface Design student at Huddersfield University has won the UK final of the SDC International Design Competition. He goes forward to the grand final which will be held in China later this year.

The UK final took place as part of Material World, held at the Houses of Parliament in London. This prestigious event had been fully booked for several weeks and brought together MPs and Lords, alongside academia and industry, to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the textile industry in the UK. It included several keynote speakers.

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