Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Up to now we have raised £1524.14. This is only a quarter of the way from what we need to raise. We have £4500 from last years ticket sales which is being brought over. So the total for that is £6024.14. We still need to raise another £1500 to cover the cost of everything. The college are trying to lower some of the costs this year by bringing in wine or making table decorations ourselves. We will also be reusing some stuff from last years fashion show. Such as: the cake stands, Table numbers etc...

We will definitely be able to raise the money because we have various bag packs coming up. Me, Nat and Damon are doing a sponsored walk round Delamere forest later this month/the start of next month. This will bring a large contribution to the fashion show because there are 20 students involved in this. If we all raise at least £50 then thats 1,000 towards the fashion show. I am also planning on doing a cake sale, which I'm hoping will bring a profit in.


So today is the day of my interview.. Having woke up early to get to the college for 10am, I didnt really have time to be nervous. Getting to the college and dragging all my stuff in made me start to get nervous. Out of Me, Natalie Morris, Sarah Barron and Alex Conway my interview was first. I was slightly scared but glad to get it out of the way first. Sam Hudson was really nice. She made me feel welcome and not nervous. It didn't really feel like an interview. She asked to look through my work and Garments and gave me advice on what to do and how to make work better. She also looked through some of my drawings and said that I need to carry o doing this as they are good and its what she would like to see. This was good because not only did I have opinions on my work from peers and tutors I got advice from a fashion tutor who doesn't know me.

After looking through my work, Sam said to me " I am happy to offer you a place". I just smiled and had a big grin on my face because i was so happy that I got a place.

Sam said that in order for me to get onto the course I needed 60% which made me feel anxious, but it also gave me a kick up the bum to push myself harder.

Kirklees College..

Kirklees college is based in Dewsbury but is a part of Leeds Metropolitan University. I have currently applied to Kirklees College to study on a top-up course. This means that I will complete my B.A honours fashion degree. If I got accepted onto the course I would be looking for accommodation as it would be easier and cheaper to live closer the the university instead of travelling everyday.
This is a picture of the college. The architecture reminds me of Hogwarts out of Harry Potter.

When me Sarah Barron and Alex Conway went to the open day on the 2nd of February, we arrived and decided to walk round Dewsbury to familiarise ourselves with the town. We also decided to look at accommodation and houses whilst we were there. We got a few brochures to help us. Most of the houses we looked at were expensive for what they were. Some weren't even refurbished, so we would of had to buy or take our own furniture, which was a waist considering we were only going to be there a year.

When we got to the college (which was easy to find) we were greeted by the receptionist which gave us a open day bag and a dvd of last years fashion show. We got a small tour of the fashion rooms by the head of fashion ( Samantha Hudson). She explained what we would be doing in each semester. She also asked what we had done and seen what skills we would be bringing if we got a place. Sam also told us that if we were to get accepted in to the course to start saving straight away as we would be going somewhere big, such as : New York or Hong Kong. We explained that we had been looking around dewsbury at accommodation and sam told us to look more to live in leeds and just travel on the train in the mornings. She explained that because the college is a part of Leeds Metropolitan University that we would be able to get accommodation in halls. Sam also stresses to us what we would need in our portfolio and what garments to take. After all the information she gave us it made me a lot more confident for my interview which was on the 21/2/12.

Over the next few days Me, Sarah and Alex have been looking for a student house or halls to share as it would work out cheaper.