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Inspiring creative industry types come to campus for Changing Futures Week

News Page 10th February 2020

Inspiring industry insiders took time out of their busy schedules to pass on their knowledge to creative students at the University of Northampton.

Students on courses administered by the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology were treated to a series of masterclasses, talks, demonstrations and workshops during Changing Futures Week – a University wide five-day showcase of industry speakers.

Guests came from a variety of industries, last week, including those related to the University’s courses in Journalism, Photography, Fashion, Acting, Fine Art, Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production, Graphic Communication, Popular Music, Illustration, Environmental Science, English & Creative Writing, Geography and History.

Faculty Deputy Dean, Kate Williams, said: “Changing Futures Week provides our students with the opportunity to meet industry experts who are leaders in their field.

“This not only gives students a taste of what types of careers they could pursue, but also allows them to pick up top tips and skills to get ahead in the jobs market after graduation and make professional contacts.”

Some of the events are pictured below.

Photography and Film students picked up pro tips from Panasonic.

Our Popular Music students were treated to a mastering masterclass from JP Braddock.

Our Journalism students visited Parliament and the Supreme Court for Changing Futures Week.

Geography grad, Harry Sansom spoke to students about his career path.

Florence Shaw gave our Illustration students a masterclass in fashion illustration.

Footwear graduate, Helen Kirkum, shared the secrets of her career success with our students.

A two-day glove-making workshop was one of the events our Fashion department staged for students.

Representatives from trend consulting agency, Peclers Paris, spoke to our Fashion students.

Andrew Walker, Creative Director of Psycho Hound, spoke to our Games students.

Our Acting students met the professionals at this panel event.

The University’s Changemaker Hub also organised a full programme of events for all students.

Use #ChangingFutures20 on Twitter to catch up with footage from Changing Futures Week.


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