Happy new year to all our fashionable followers. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to welcoming our students back for the beginning of a new term and, indeed, a new decade!
It’s been lovely to hear from some of our students who are out on a year long placement and who have taken on some really exciting roles within industry. Third year Fashion Management student Liam Troup is on placement in the Creative, Content and Communications team at M&S Food in London and has been working on a number of exciting campaigns and initiatives – some of which he can’t even reveal to us as they’re still top secret! He says:
I’m now just over the half way point of my placement. Over the last six months I have be able to work on countless campaigns. Britain’s Got Talent The Champions and Christmas to only name a few. Looking forward to the coming six moths with some really exciting campaigns planned.
We are so proud to be able to offer our students such a vast range of work experience opportunities – in Aberdeen and further afield. For those who do decide to undertake a outside of Aberdeen, this can be a valuable part of the learning experience! Liam says:
London life is really busy but the buzz of working and living in the city totally makes it worth it and working as part of such an incredible team makes me love what I get to do even more.
In the next couple of weeks more of our students are heading out on shorter placements of between 6 and 12 weeks and we look forward to sharing some of their experiences here on the blog.
Third year Fashion Management student Rebbeca Favero is on placement this year in the Marketing and PR department at Needle and Thread. Rebecca is loving her placement experience so far and adapting well to busy London life.
I am gaining valuable experience by accepting challenges and seeing how the dynamics of a successful brand work. The PR and Marketing team is really kind, professional and always willing to get me involved in the evolution of the brand by also co-working with other departments as wholesale and e-commerce… What I love the most is that I am really getting a full 360 degree insight of the work environment – full of responsibilities and objectives to achieve! Lately, we have been very busy at the office as we are soon launching the new Christmas and Bridal Collection, which is very exciting as I am greatly part of it!
We wish Rebecca all the very best and look forward to welcoming her back for fourth year. We’d like to thank Needle & Thread for providing this exciting opportunity and Rebecca for sharing her experience – and these beautiful photographs.
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!
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…
Our Masters students are around mid-way through their placements and here’s a visual update from Jessica, who’s working at Pandora Germany for the next three months, and Sarah, who’s on placement at German cashmere label Henry Christ.
We love Pandora‘s branding, which is strongly influenced by both its Danish roots and Thai designs. From these photos, it’s clear to see that this translates not only to the jewellery, packaging, and retail spaces, but also to their office environment.
The brand Henry Christ is also a very interesting one, where the founders and designers were part of the German TV production, Fashion Hero. Today, only five years after the foundation of the company, their products are available in 17 countries worldwide! Like Pandora, their strong visual identity is evident in the pictures above where their logo, garments, retail and office space are shown.
Good luck to our Masters students who start their placements this week! Our students have secured a range of exciting opportunities at a variety of different companies, including Hugo Boss, Pandora and All Saints. We can’t wait to hear all about your experiences!
Today marks the first working day in February, the first day of semester two, and our undergraduate students’ first day on placement. We’re looking back at this time last year with our monthly Annus Moris flashback!
Good luck to our third year students who start their placements on Monday! Have fun and keep in touch. We can’t wait to hear all about your experiences (and read your placement reports!)