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1 1 London Erasmus Workshop 3 rd July 2008 Isobel Child Erasmus Coordinator and Study Abroad Manager University of the Arts London Clare Douglas Employability Manager London College of Fashion University of the Arts London

2 2 University of the Arts London Six specialist colleges of art, design, fashion, communication and performance Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Chelsea College of Art and Design London College of Communication London College of Fashion Wimbledon College of Art "the hippest place to learn your trade 13,000 students on HE courses 1 member of staff working part-time on disseminating funding from International Centre + local placement coordinators at Course / College level

3 3 University of the Arts London Facts and figures 73 Erasmus-funded work placements in 2007/08 211 Erasmus-funded work placements targeted for 2008/09 70% of students are from the UK, and 30% from 9 other EU countries Fashion, Graphic Design and Theatre Design students are undertaking Erasmus funded work placement s Many more students across the University are undertaking accredited work placements lasting 2 months, and therefore not funded

4 4 University of the Arts London Feedback 07/08 100% of the students who have returned from their work placement felt they had received good or excellent information and support from University of the Arts London 100% of students considered their integration with other staff to be good or excellent 100% of students rated the personal and overall outcome of their Erasmus placement as either excellent or good For those not already fluent, 100% felt that their competency in the language of their host county had improved 86% of students felt that the work placement had helped their career 100% of students reported that they are more likely to consider working abroad


6 6 OUR MISSION To generate a mutually supportive enterprise culture dedicated to improving the integration of emerging talent, technical expertise, new knowledge and entrepreneurial advice into industry We aim to do this by: Providing platforms for industry interaction Supporting and developing our students Establishing and providing networks Enhancing LCF enterprise culture A one–stop shop for the fashion industry (Universities UK 2007)

7 7 Employability Manager Graduate Employability Manager Placement Officer Team Leader Placement Broker Administrator

8 8 Courses Diploma in Professional Studies: BA (Hons) Product Design & Development for the Fashion Industries: Accessories Footwear Clothing BA (Hons) Fashion Management: Buying & Merchandising Retail Management PR BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science

9 9 Courses 12 week accredited work experience BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology:Womenswear Menswear Surface Textiles Illustration BA(Hons) Costume Make Up and Technical Effects for the Performing Arts Foundation Degrees

10 10 EMPLOYABILITY IN ACTION WORK PLACEMENT A systematic approach supporting all stakeholders Team has competencies and knowledge to support processes Managed industry expectations 950 placements achieved in over past 3 years Increased international placements CRM database for effective management of the process in place Enhanced support for all students before, during, and after placement Closer relationship with courses Communicated and clarified learning outcomes and procedures Health and safety checks implemented

11 11 The Needs of the Stakeholders Student Industry/InstitutionAcademics

12 12 Industry Interaction An integrated approach Support industry at every stage of process Implemented policies & procedures Work Placement Contracts – Health & Safety, visa requirements Employer Guide to Work Placements Erasmus Guide Strong professional and business ethos Ability to deliver Quality of deliver Reputation

13 13 Student Interaction Devised and developed a series of career management seminars and tutorials to support the placement process and the curriculum. Student Guide to Work Placements Work Placement DVD Student Blog Competition Organised Industry Workshops and Open days to showcase work Graduate Recruitment Fair Enterprise Seminars

14 14 Academic Interaction We aim to: –s–support the course directors and course teams. –N–Not to be seen as a bolt on but integrated into the curriculum that support PPD. –R–Recognise the differences in the course and the needs of every course director –D–Delivered!

15 15 Erasmus - Study UAL Erasmus Co-ordinator co-ordinates with each of the colleges Co-ordinators re numbers UAL Erasmus Co-ordinator puts the bid in for funding LCF Erasmus Co-ordinator promotes Erasmus Activity to students and academics Partner Institutions promote scheme directly to students LCF Erasmus Co-ordinator processes applications of incoming and outgoing students Liaises with Student Registry Portfolios of incoming students viewed by Course Directors

16 16 Erasmus Introduction to LCF Talks from: –Electives –Student Services –Student Registry –Student Union –Library Tour –Facilities Tour Meet your Buddy In process of developing a guide for students

17 17 Erasmus – Study InstitutionCountryStudents CSDMMMadridBA (Hons) Product: Clothing PolimodaItalyBA (Hons) Product: Clothing ESDIFranceBA (Hons) Fashion Management EsmodFranceBA (Hons) Product: Clothing Lycee de la ModeFranceBA (Hons) Product: Clothing AMFIAmsterdamBA (Hons) Fashion Management ModArtFranceBA (Hons) Fashion Management PolyTech Hong KongHong KongBA (Hons) Fashion Management

18 18 Erasmus Work Placements IndustryCountryPlacements Hugo Boss LtdSwedenMarketing Assistant AdidasGermanyFootwear Design Assistant ChloeFranceAccessories Design Assistant ChanelFranceDesign Assistant AdidasGermanyFootwear Designer C&ABelgiumDesign Assistant DiorFranceDesign Assistant LevisBelgiumProduct Design Marks & SpencerTurkeyProduct Development Assistant Salvatore FerragamoItalyFootwear Designer

19 19 Industry CountryPlacements American Eagle, NYUSADesign Internships TescoUKMerchandising Planning Assistant DebenhamsUKBuyer River IslandUKBuyer Assistant TopshopUKDesign Assistant Vietnam National Textile and Garment Corporation VietnamDesign Assistant VogueUKAssistant to Fashion Department

20 20 Industry CountryPlacements Jimmy ChooUKNew Product Development Assistant Alexander McQueenUKDesign Assistant Footwear & Accessories BurberryUKPR Assistant Yves Saint LaurentUKPR Assistant Stella McCartneyUKPR Assistant MulberryUKAccessories Design Assistant Zac PosenUSADesign Assistant

21 21 Quotes from Industry Dear Clare I just wanted to send you an email to let you know of the tremendous job that Saral Kochar has done for us as a Production Intern. Recently, Saral was in a situation where he was the only AE representative in a meeting with overseas vendors. Saral successfully negotiated for the company to pay AE $150,000 due to a production error on their end. Saral was recently honored in front of the entire company for his efforts.

22 22 FIRST MOVE For the Creative Industries By the Creative Industries

23 23 EMPLOYABILITY IN ACTION GRADUATE RECRUITMENT Linking creative talent with industry LCF online portfolio showcase 1000 graduates & alumni registered Matches skills to career opportunities Automated system complements the in-house personalised system Income generating Graduate Exhibition:

24 24 Industry Graduates Abercrombie & Fitch, Ohio, USA 1 menswear and 1 womenswear graduate designer $45,000 MaxMara, Italy MaxMara recruited 6 graduates for their Graduate Design Internship from a selection of 139 entries across the UK and Europe 2 of the 6 selected were LCF graduates Nike, Netherlands2 Graduates secured Graduate Design Positions Tommy Hilfiger, USALicensing Co-ordinator LVMH, FrancePR Assistant Inditex, SpainGraduate Designers

25 25 Quotes from Graduates Hi, Just wanted to say thank you to the FBRS team. Just got a job at Alfred Dunhill as Assistant Designer. I think the FashionAim website is a brilliant idea and has put me forward for a couple of really amazing jobs... Thank you, it's been a really tough year and now I can really just get on with my career.

26 26 Thank you for listening

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