Hull College

Enterprise Champions:

Lesley Hawkins

Lynn Richardson

Case Studies 2009/10

Case Study 1

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009

Last week (16th -20th November) was Global Entrepreneurship week, with many learners undertaking different activities and events to build skills and awareness linked to Enterprise. Monday saw the National Make Your Mark Challenge and Business learners spent the day developing their ideas and marketing plans before itching their ideas to a panel of judges. Three tables of learners, two from construction and one from Business and Computing attended the Hull Youth enterprise Partnership Post 16 Event at the Guildhall and enjoyed an afternoon of inspirational speakers, as well as taking part in an Enterprising activity. It was a very successful afternoon with the learners from Business and Computing coming away with 2nd place – Well Done!

Catering learners have been using their enterprising skills to source free fruits and berries from local hedgerows and forests to produce fruit chutneys and preserves using only natural products.

As part of an on-going Enterprise Project Business Learners organised and executed a 12-hour non-stop cycling activity at Ennerdale Sports Centre.

Goole learners have started to plan and organise a ‘Cinema’ for young people in the area and further details will be available shortly.

In addition to this, staff and learners from across all sites took part in a wide variety of different fundraising activities linked to Children in Need.

Fantastic Work by ALL. Here’s looking forward to next year’s Global entrepreneurship Week!

Lesley Hawkins

Case Study 2

Hull College Learner Success at Clothes Show!

Hull College learner Hannah Tillison was announced the runner-up at the prestigious Clothes Show in ‘The Young Designer of the Year Award’. The show, held at the NEC in Birmingham, is an annual event that celebrates the fashion world as well as recognising up-and-coming talent. Hannah and her cousin Sophie Marrow, both students in their second year of a Foundation Degree in Fashion, reached the final ten of the competition which received entries from all over the country! The talented girls were given a brief to design an ‘on-trend party dress’ and relished the task, designing complex outfits which they presented at the show on Monday 9th December.

On the day they were expected to fulfil the role of a professional designer – dressing their model and carrying out any last minute alterations.

Sophie commented, ‘It was really stressful backstage, we needed to work quickly. It was brilliant to see the real designers in action and it has just made me want to succeed in the industry more!’

Hannah’s winning design was a purple satin, fitted dress, complete with beading and was highly praised by the judges. She found the day a great experience, ‘I was so nervous but all in all, it was a brilliant experience for me. It will add a huge amount to my CV – it is brilliant for Sophie and I to be recognised as some of the best in the country! Our Grandma is really excited and proud of us!’

Tutor Lynn Benson commented, ‘This competition is aimed at fashion students and is a fantastic chance for young and emerging talent to showcase their designs live on stage at the show. We are so proud of both Hannah and Sophie in getting this far, they are a credit to the College and their designs were among the best in this national competition’.

Following the show both Sophie and Hannah were interviewed about their experience on BBC Radio Humberside.

Well done again!

Olivia Kerridge

Case Study 3

Hull College Students Finalists in Bridal Buyer Magazine!

Bridal Buyer Magazine host a prestigious Awards Evening for the bridal industry each year in which they run an exciting and challenging student competition to find talented designers of the future. This year’s theme was set to push the boundaries of design using the brief of ‘Marie Antoinette meets Rock chick’. Designs where submitted from Colleges and Universities from around the country and narrowed down to 15 finalists who are selected on the strength of their designs.

This year the BTEC national diploma in Fashion & Clothing have five students in the final: Samantha Mason Year 1, John Taylor, Daisy Slater, Hannah Coates and Lucy Basset Year 2. The five wedding dresses will be displayed at the International Bridal Trade Show and Awards evening in Harrogate in March 2010 where the winner will be announced.

The Students will also be taking part in an ‘Apprentice-style’ series to be aired on the wedding TV channel which will result in a season-long series covering the search for the best student designer 2010. The students will perform tasks set by the editor of Bridal Magazine, Susi Rogal, and international Bridal Designer, Ian Stuart. After each task the students will face elimination until the Student Designer 2010 is decided which will also be announced at the Award Ceremony.

Laura Peebles Brown

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