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Helen Kirkum – BA (Hons) Fashion (Footwear and Accessories)

Helen Kirkum with Jimmy Choo

Work placements with Fashion and Footwear

Fashion graduate Helen Kirkum has undertaken impressive work placements with high profile names in the fashion industry, such ​as Red or Dead, Lacoste, Mr. Hare and the Clothes Show Live.

“My course was everything I could have hoped for. Choosing the University of Northampton has given me so many opportunities and I couldn’t have imagined the support that I received on my course. I was fortunate enough to win competitions and scholarships, including winning first prize at the Cordwainers’ Footwear Student of the Year Awards 2014, where I was presented with my award by Jimmy Choo.

Skills developed by the course

“Completing a succession of work experience placements really enabled my career to progress. My specialist footwear skills will undoubtedly help in my future career and my leather knowledge has already been valued within the companies I have completed work placements with.”

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