Melissa Santos, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing student and Sarah Cooper, Senior Lecturer
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It's great to work with students who are as enthusiastic about the subject as I am.

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We have an innovative approach to teaching at Beckett. We want your education to increase your knowledge of a subject and develop wider skills that will future-proof your career. Senior Lecturer Sarah Cooper and student Melissa Santos share a conversation about teaching and learning on our BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing course:

Sarah: Fashion marketing, and fashion as a whole, is an exciting sector that moves quickly. This makes it a challenge to keep up to date with shifts in industry, but it’s one to relish. Establishing links with industry and making these links available to you, as students, builds a bridge for you between higher education and industry.

Melissa: You can tell that the content of our lectures is up to date with what’s happening with the world. And being able to talk to people who are working in the industry, doing the jobs that we want to do, is great We’re getting an insider’s perspective that we otherwise wouldn’t get, and it shows us that what we are learning is relevant. It’s helped me realise just how fast-paced the industry is, and I’m learning how to keep up with it through the weekly tasks you set.

Sarah: It’s great to be working with students who are as enthusiastic about the subject as I am. The way that you learn and I teach is really enhanced by the identity you have with our course community. If our course community is strong, you become more willing to engage.

Melissa: I think you definitely achieve that. It really helps that you understand what each of us is interested in. It makes us more creative. Your teaching allows us to explore so many themes through a wide range of materials. I’m also finding that working on extra activities is helping me grow as an individual. It’s given me a fresh way of looking at things and is allowing me to draw inspiration from lots of different sources. I think we’re in safe hands and I’m excited about the rest of my studies and all that the future holds for me in the fashion industry.

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