Irina-Cristina Bogdan is a current stage three Fashion Management student here at Robert Gordon University. Here she shares her thoughts on achieving a Pride in Partnership Award and the benefits it is bringing her…
“I applied for the Pride in Partnership Award from RGU on the advice of one of my lecturers, Dr Pauline Bremner. This was due to my involvement in extracurricular activities within and outwith the University, where I am President of the Creative and Cultural Business Society and Vice-president of RGU Go Green for Kaim Shop. These opportunities have offered me real-life experiences and the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.”
Irina has developed the skill set needed to take on future responsibilities easily, as well as her critical thinking skills through the process of applying for the award. In terms of career aspirations, Irina has gained confidence and a clearer understanding of her abilities. She feels she can now aspire to jobs she was previously uncertain to apply for.
This award is a valuable addition to Irina’s CV, alongside her recent placement experience at CLAN, where she received very positive feedback from her supervisor. During her placement at CLAN, Irina was involved in visual merchandising and store planning and design for the charity’s Aberdeen and Ballater stores.
It’s great to see so many of our students involved in local fashion events and initiatives across Aberdeen. We love seeing what they get up to through our @fashionplace_rgu Instagram. Keep tagging us everyone!
Here are some of our students (from across the various years) at the Stellar Aberdeen and Must Have Dresses UK fashion show event last week!
We have a group of second year student helpers and models taking part in the MISS fashion show later this month at Aberdeen’s Marcliffe Hotel and we look forward to sharing more on their experience… We were also delighted to offer the opportunity for a group of students to attend the LOVE fashion event this week!
For the second year running, one of our students is doing her placement in New York! Third Year BA (Hons) Fashion Management student Nikola is making the most of her time in the Big Apple by attending some of the shows for New York Fashion Week.
We love this shot from the Mister Triple X show – and what a venue!
We really enjoyed welcoming prospective students at today’s Applicants’ Day event! A huge thank you to all our guests for attending and everyone who helped make this event a success.
A very big and special thank you to third year Fashion Management student Kat, who’s on placement here at Aberdeen Business School and created this fabulous window display!
Happy friday everyone!
It’s been an exciting week at the Fashion Place where we’ve had our annual trip to London Fashion Week (post to follow next week!) and lots more exciting updates from our placement students…
Courtney who’s on placement at Skinny Dip London, has been on a buying trip to Phiney Pet‘s A/W presentation We love their combination of retro vibes and Autumnal tones!
Hannah (who’s on placement at country clothing brand A Hume) has also been a buying trip to Fairfax & Favour.
Shannon’s written her first solo piece whilst on placement at the Herald & Times, covering luxury scarves and jewellery designer Karen Mabon!
Danielle’s been doing some 1950’s research for her placement at Those Were the Days Vintage… and Mollie has also shared some vintage style artwork from her office at the Gathering Goddess.
As well as this beautiful view from Shoreditch House…
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
It’s been a busy week for our third years with lots of placement updates!
Lucie is on a year long placement with Cosmopolitan magazine in Prague! A few months ago, Cosmopolitan started helping Rosa charity, which helps abused women and their children overcome problems. Last week, Lucie and the fashion team went to Fashion Arena Outlet to pick out clothes for the children. This initiative has been so successful that Cosmopolitan are planning to hit the interior decor stores next to provide bed linen and pillows. We think this is a fantastic initiative and look forward to hearing more!
Courtney is on placement with fashion and accessory brand Skinny Dip London and attended the 4th Edition launch party last week where she had a great time!
Danielle is at Those Were the Days Vintage in Edinburgh working as a brand ambassador! This beautiful boutique specialises in collections that combine vintage with contemporary style, including bridal wear.
Isla is on placement at London’s cult couture fashion label Atelier Tammam. Isla has been helping manage the brand’s social media and we just love the creative visuals they share!
Meanwhile, Lauren has been at Pure London on a buying trip with her placement host Edinburgh-based Sam Brown Boutique.
Kat is on placement with our Media team here at Aberdeen Business School and has been getting some fantastic photography and filming experience, where she has been involved in creating marketing materials for our upcoming Applicants’ Day events! Here’s Kat out on location shooting the beautiful River Dee in Aberdeen!
After all their hard work we hope our students will enjoy a relaxing weekend. We were pleased to see that Mollie and Beth have been making the most of their time in London, enjoying these fabulous cocktails in Selfridges!
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s weekend.
We’ve really enjoyed seeing all the placement updates from our third year Fashion Management students! Our students have shared creative window displays, beautiful work spaces and behind-the-scenes glimpses from their placements!
Anya is on placement at Freja Designer Dressmaking and shared this fabulous window display she created last week!
Mollie shared this shot of her office at the Gathering Goddess in London! She’s even been busy getting fashion inspiration on her coffee breaks…
Kirsty’s having a great time on placement at Bewonder* in Leeds and shared this behind-the-scenes photo of these brilliant lockers where she has her very own!
Meanwhile our Masters students are gearing up for their placements that start in April!
We’re looking forward to sharing more over the next few weeks…