Amber Simpson - BA (Hons) Contemporary Fashion

  • Studied: BA (Hons) Contemporary Fashion

“The subject knowledge that I gained from my degree and through the work placements I undertook - especially relating to business, pattern cutting and design - is what sets me apart from my competition today.”

“Pattern cutting knowledge was essential for my role and so the hands on teaching I received from my tutors was far more superior to being in a group of 40+ students.”

“I can honestly say that every little thing I learnt throughout my degree has ALL counted since entering the industry. After graduating, I worked as a garment technologist at the Original Factory Shop where I learnt about my current role. I could not have achieved this role without the pattern cutting skills that I learnt at the University Centre at Blackburn College – it would have been a mind boggling task.”

"I now work for fast fashion supplier Gemini in Manchester where I am the garment technologist for the brand Urban Bliss – you can find us on sites such as ASOS, New Look and Lipsy. We also supply clothes to Missguided, Forever 21, NEXT, Lipsy and many more high-street brands."  

“I would absolutely recommend the BA (Hons) Contemporary Fashion degree and the tutors at the University Centre at Blackburn College – whether you want to go freelance, set up your own business, or work in fast fashion in the city – the variety that this course offers will get you there. You just have to want it enough to pull your weight and put in the work.”

"“I would absolutely recommend the BA (Hons) Contemporary Fashion degree and the tutors at the University Centre at Blackburn College.""