BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Bring your unique style and photographic vision to the world of editorial fashion to push the boundaries of fashion image-making.
BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing
After graduating in 2017, I took a merch admin role at Charles Tyrwhitt. After just 10 months I was headhunted for a role as an assistant merchandiser at Pep & Co. I then moved to a junior merchandiser role for Stevensons, which then allowed me to move into my current role with Ralph Lauren which is at an equivalent level. Working for many different types of business has really allowed me to understand the merchandising role better.
Yes, a real example is the Buying and Merchandising module we did in the second year. We had to liaise with a Chinese supplier on a range of sportswear, understanding the challenges of working with an external stakeholder and the language barrier were invaluable and in fact something that I spoke about in my interview with Charles Tyrwhitt that impressed! The course really gave me the understanding of the whole supply chain and buying process from initial concept to the stock going onto the shop floor and everything that happens in between.
One of the key things I took away from the course was the responsibility of working independently, and effectively managing your time. We also had to do presentations on the course, which made me so much more confident about speaking in front of people, and something I regularly do in my job role. I also regret not attending all the IT sessions to learn Excel, it would have made my life much easier!!
Making friends for life! I really enjoyed the social side of Solent, as a member of the rugby team there were many sports socials. I also worked in a club and got to know other people in Southampton outside of the university, who remain friends to this day.