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12 UCA students shortlisted for Graduate Fashion Week awards

Our 2016 Fashion graduates had great success in the Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) Exhibition Awards shortlisting, with an impressive 12 shortlisted for awards – making UCA the only university that had students in the running for awards in every category.

Four of our Fashion Promotion & Imaging graduates were shortlisted: Vanessa Cuffy in the New Fashion Media Award category, Smin Smith in the Fashion Styling & Creative Direction Award category, and Latifah Gordon and Rachael Harding in the Fashion Photography Award category. Vanessa went on to win the New Fashion Media Award. 

Four of our Fashion Management & Marketing graduates were also in the running for awards: Emma Prevost in the Ethical Award category, Lauren Smith in the Marketing Award category and the New Business Award category, and Adriana Facsko in the New Business Award category. Emma came runner-up in the Ethical Award category. 

Fashion Journalism graduates Evangelina Fysa and George Blease were shortlisted in the Drapers Fashion Publication Award category, as was our Fashion Photography graduate Sarah Young - who came runner-up. And fellow Fashion Photography graduate Shannon McGrath was shortlisted for the Fashion Styling & Creative Direction Award category. We also had another new graduate in the running for the Marketing Award – Rida Quadri who studied Fashion Buying Retail Management.

The winners were announced during Graduate Fashion Week, 5-8 June, where the work of over 1,000 of the very best students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world was showcased. Take a look at their creations – and the behind-the-scenes action from GFW 2016 – on our Facebook page

At UCA, we are ranked in the global top 20 for Fashion, as well as being in the top 40 of all UK universities according to The Guardian’s University Guide. Find out more about our range of Fashion and Textiles courses here.