Ayshen Ali

Senior Lecturer BA Fashion Management & Marketing; Subject Leader MA Luxury Brand Management, UCA Epsom

Academic, Business School for the Creative Industries

Ayshen is a Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Fashion Management and Marketing and Subject Leader MA Luxury Brand Management at UCA Epsom.

She is a graduate of London College of Fashion in BA (Hons) Fashion Management and completed the PGCE in Lifelong Learning Sector of Education in 2013. She has recently completed her MA Creative Arts Education, with a research focus on graduate employability.

After graduating, she went on to work in Buying within large companies such as Burberry, Harrods and ASOS. Selecting ranges for the customers, dealing with many luxury brands such as Ralph Lauren, Missoni, D&G, Paul Smith and Moschino, to name a few. She uses her experience to inspire those that want to learn about the fashion and luxury sector.

At UCA Epsom, Ayshen has played a leading role in delivering marketing and management theory through inclusive practice and dedicated, enthusiastic and dynamic teaching methods. She leads units on Buying & Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Professional Practice and Work Placement and she is subject leader for MA Luxury brand management course.

Ayshen has created strong industry links by initiating the annual ‘Fashion First’ careers fair which launched in 2013. The event provides students an opportunity to gain an insight into fashion pathways, job seeking advice and further their career opportunities.

She has recently launched her own business, Attainers – a platform to support fashion graduates to connect with industry and land their first job.

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