The University of East London's fashion and textiles courses were ranked fourth in London in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
Our fashion students have gone on to work in exciting roles such as buyers, assistants to campaign managers, fashion magazine journalists and PR managers during their placements.
Unai added, "The process to become an industry professional can and should start from the first year; rather than thinking it's something that will develop once the degree is finished. From the first term, you have to nurture yourself about many different things to acquire a broad knowledge. To become a fashion professional, you must to be aware of things that are happening in society, economy and the arts - not just in your own city or country, but also in other cultures across the world."
Charles Egbu, pro vice-chancellor for education and experience, said, "We are a careers-led university and it is vital that our courses contribute to the industry students hope to move into. Our academic staff have fantastic experience and knowledge to help prepare students for their future careers."
Unai said, "The key of making your first year a success is to start thinking about your next project from the day that the assignment is introduced; as I would say the most complex aspect is to figure out the direction of the project.
"We had to create a look book, based on subcultures from different areas of London, supported by personal research about the area and the subculture. We chose Notting Hill because of its diverse history and the multiculturalism. We had every possible setback, including spending four hours in the rain but we eventually managed to make some nice pictures."