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Fashion students recently had the fantastic opportunity to attend a virtual guest lecture by Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage.

22nd April 2021
Fashion

Fashion students from Solent University recently had the fantastic opportunity to attend a virtual guest lecture by Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage.

Throughout the talk Caroline shared her career so far, starting out with her first business aged 19 printing signage and promotional materials, to now being the Minister of State for Digital and Culture in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Caroline also shared her passions, explaining she wants to empower women to achieve their best, telling students “As women we need to value our own skills. Have pride in them and support and mentor each other.” And encouraging them to “Make sure you mentor other women when you work your way up.”

Senior Lecturer, Lesley Taylor said “Caroline was able to share her valuable insights into how she sees young creatives going into industry during and post pandemic, and assured them how their skills are transferable in a wide set of specialisms from fashion to film in particular. She discussed her own professional frustrations with some industries being put on hold during lockdowns but encouraged the students to stay positive and stay true to their goals.”

BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion student Natasha Cassidy said of the talk "Caroline discussed what it means to be a successful female in the creative industries and how to carry yourself with confidence upon graduating from university. It was inspiring to hear someone talk with passion about the future of creative industries, especially in the ever-evolving digital world we find ourselves emerging from post COVID."

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