British Fashion Council 2016/2017 Eduction Programme

The British Fashion Council Education Foundation has been awarding the most talented students in fashion industry since 1998. So far they have sponsored over £100,000 ($128,000 US dollars) across 12 BA and MA scholarships. In order to help every young talent they also organize National Fashion & Business Saturday Clubs which help young people aged 14-16 to learn about fashion at their local college or university, for free. BFC helps the “newbies” in the industry by organising its Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day for its Colleges Council members.  It is an opportunity for fashion industry professionals to view the talent emerging from the UK’s top fashion colleges and meet the course leaders.

During this years Colleges Council the winners of the BURBERRY FASHION DESIGN competition, the FASHION MONITOR OUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO AWARD, the TOPSHOP & TOPMAN FASHION DESIGN competition and WGSN ILLUSTRATION AWARD were announced at this year’s Graduate Preview Day.

From left to right: Rebecca Hoult (Burberry Competition Runner Up), Grace Grier (Burberry Competition Runner Up), Bashir Aswat (Salford University), Tim O’Sullivan (UCA Rochester), Sarah Mower MBE, Nandita Shah (Burberry Competition Winner), Elinor Renfrew (Kingston University), Steven Dell (Kingston University), Andrew Groves (University of Westminster), Richard Gray (University of Westminster) – credit – British Fashion Council


Winner: NANDITA SHAH, Kingston University – Nandita has been awarded
£2,000 and a 3 month internship at Burberry

Runners-Up: GRACE GRIER, Ravensbourne and REBECCA HOULT, Manchester
Metropolitan University – Grace and Rebecca have been awarded 3 month
internships at Burberry.


Winner: UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER – Westminster has been awarded two 1
year subscriptions to Fashion and Beauty Monitor


Topshop Winner: ALEXANDRA DANKO, University of Salford – Alexandra has
been awarded a 1 year internship at Topshop.

Topman Winner: LUCY WARD, UCA Rochester – Lucy has been awarded a 1 year
internship at Topman.


Winner: UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER – Westminster has been awarded two 1
year subscriptions to WGSN



Winner: TERENCE CARTWRIGHT-FOSTER, Ravensbourne – Terence was awarded a
fulltime design position at Stradivarius and a £500 cash prize.

Runner-Up: ALEX RITCHIE, Manchester Metropolitan University received a
£500 cash prize, and has subsequently been offered a fulltime position.


Winner: LLOYD JAMES HUSBAND, University of Westminster – Lloyd was
awarded a £3,000 cash prize to help fund the creation of his graduate

Additionally, the BFC works with a group of fashion employers
and the University of Arts London to develop a Fashion Studio
Apprenticeship. All of this support for young talent benefits not only
the students but also strengthens the BFC’s aim to make Britain the best
place to start, develop and grow creative, innovative businesses.


BA & MA SCHOLARS: The British Fashion Council (BFC) is pleased to
announce the second annual recipients of its scholarship to support
undergraduate students. through introducing an award to support BA
students in 2016, the BFC sought to secure its legacy of support for
talented students at every stage, safeguarding the opportunity to
further education regardless of financial situation.

The funding, provided by the BFC EDUCATION FOUNDATION, financially
supports students with the ability and potential to make an exceptional
contribution to the fashion industry.

Of those graduating this year, Gabriella specialises in Womenswear at
Central Saint Martins; Harriet Specialises in Menswear at Sheffield
Hallam University; Ian specialises in Womenswear at the University of
Westminster; Jacob specialises in Menswear at the Manchester School of
Art; Kitty specialises in Menswear Knitwear at Central Saint Martins;
Lloyd specialises in Menswear at the University of Westminster; Matthew
specialises in Menswear Womenswear at Central Saint Martins and Polly
specialises in Womenswear at the Edinburgh College of Art.

Second year student JESSICA SHERIDON GRECH is also receiving support for
her BA Womenswear degree at Arts University Bournemouth.

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA SCHOLARSHIP: The second annual Charlotte Olympia
Scholarship was awarded to SARA MCMULLAN, studying BA Footwear: Product
Design and Innovation at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion. This
scholarship is the first dedicated footwear scholarship to be offered by
such an established luxury brand.

To see more about this programme see British Fashion Council

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