School of Design

Welcome to the School of Design. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting (or returning to) your studies.

Scroll to the section that applies to you – new, returning or postgraduate student. We’ve also included some helpful links at the bottom to direct you to anything else you might need.

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, find your faculty welcome and induction information to help you get started.

I’m a new student     

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Students will receive a letter from their Programme Leader, at the beginning of September, which will include course specific guidance on any preparation or materials students will need to source before teaching begins.

What does my Welcome week timetable look like?

We’ll put this on the website and email it to you once it’s finalised.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work?

Students will take part in a group tutorial during Welcome week where they will meet their Personal Tutor. This will be followed up with opportunities for 1-2-1 personal tutorials throughout the year. Find out more information about academic personal tutoring.

Where can I go for support? 

You can contact the Student Education Service team for support with timetable issues, questions about assessment or module enrolment, or support if you are struggling. You can reach us via: design.enquiries@leeds.ac.uk.

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support?

The Library has a range of resources to support student learning including academic skills. Your Academic Personal Tutor can also advise on accessing extra academic support.

How will I find out more about my programme?

  • Programme Leaders will be providing a welcome talk for students during Welcome week.

BA Art and Design: John Hammersley J.Hammersley1@leeds.ac.uk

BA Fashion Marketing: Alessia Grassi A.Grassi@leeds.ac.uk

BA Graphic and Communication Design: Matthew Lickiss M.Lickiss@leeds.ac.uk

BA Fashion Design Innovation: Sonja Andrew S.M.Andrew@leeds.ac.uk

BA Sustainable Fashion: Mark Taylor and Mark Sumner M.taylor@leeds.ac.uk and M.P.Sumner@leeds.ac.uk

  • Programme information can also be found on the programme catalogues; 

UG Programme Catalogue 

PGT Programme Catalogue

How will I get to know other students?

There will be an opportunity to meet other students during the School’s welcome activities during Welcome week. Students should also look at opportunities for extra-curricular activities and societies available through LUU. For example, students can join the School of Design Society (SODS) society.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Design?

Exact itinerary TBC

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about them?

Any specialist software required for your programme will be provided by the School. Details of how to access will be communicated to students via module tutors.

Where can I access resources for my degree?  

The Library has a range of resources to support your degree. Module leaders will provide reading lists and explain how to access the resources needed for specific modules.

Do I need to provide my core reading texts?  

All core texts are available in the library.

What is the role of a Student Leader and how do I volunteer?

Student Leaders provide valuable feedback, gathered from their peers, about the student experience. They support the School to foster community, engage in student-led change, and play a key role in connecting students and staff. Becoming a Student Leader will also give you lots of transferable skills which are great for your CV and future employability. Students that are interested in being a student leader should contact their Programme Leader.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

Yes there is the School of Design Society which also has a Facebook page.

Are there any peer mentoring schemes operating in my school?

Yes: we will confirm the details to you during welcome week.

How does assessment work on my programme?

Students will have a variety of assessment methods throughout their modules. Students will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback during their modules to support their learning. At the end of modules students receive summative feedback. Assessment in the school will be fully explained as part of the induction process.

Information for Year 1: Fashion Marketing Students

To prepare you for your arrival to the Fashion Marketing Programme, we have complied a range of resources to help with transition into level 1.

We would like you to browse content in the link below so that you arrive to study with a) a good awareness of what is happening in our industry b) some thoughts about how you might prepare for level 1 learning and c) some thoughts about how to gather employability related materials.

The link below will take you to the transition workbook which you will find stored in your Pebble Pad asset store.  This is your workbook, if you want to, you can add new pages and spaces to store ideas and a  whole range of personal resources. Please remember to save it each time you add content. You will not be able to access the workbook until you have registered and received your university log on details and email address.

https://v3.pebblepad.co.uk/spa/#/workbook/cbwW6hHzHcfWfdWkxhxH5Wq8Gy

I’m a returning student

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Students will receive a transition letter from their Programme Leader, by the beginning of September, which will include course specific guidance on any preparation or materials students will need to source before teaching begins.

What does my Welcome week timetable look like?

We will organise returner meetings for you in the week commencing 26th September. These will be on campus. 

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work?

Students will be contacted by their academic personal tutor with opportunities for group and  1-2-1 personal tutorials throughout the year. Find out more information about academic personal tutoring.

Where can I go for support? 

You can contact the Student Education Service team for support with timetable issues, questions about assessment or module enrolment, or support if you are struggling. You can reach us via: design.enquiries@leeds.ac.uk.

  • UG Programme Leaders:

BA Art and Design: John Hammersley J.Hammersley1@leeds.ac.uk

BA Fashion Design: Sonja Andrew S.M.Andrew@leeds.ac.uk

BA Fashion Marketing: Alessia Grassi A.Grassi@leeds.ac.uk

BA Graphic and Communication Design: Ben Bradley B.P.Bradley@leeds.ac.uk 

BA Fashion Technology: Muriel Rigout M.L.Rigout@leeds.ac.uk

BA Textile Design: Sonja Andrew S.M.Andrew@leeds.ac.uk

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

The Library has a range of resources to support student learning including academic skills. Your Academic Personal Tutor can also advise on accessing extra academic support.

How will I find out more about my programme?

Programme Leaders will be providing a ‘welcome back’ talk for students during Welcome week. Programme information can be found on the undergraduate programme catalogues.

How will I get to know other students?

There will be an opportunity to meet other students during the School’s welcome activities during Welcome week. Students should also look at opportunities for extra-curricular activities and societies available through LUU. For example, students can join the School of Design Society (SODS) society.

What welcome activities do you have planned to welcome me to the School of Design?

Exact itinerary TBC

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about them?

Any specialist software required for your programme will be provided by the School. Details of how to access will be communicated to students via module tutors.

Where can I access resources for my degree?  

The Library has a range of resources to support your degree. Module leaders will provide reading lists and explain how to access the resources needed for specific modules.

Do I need to provide my core reading texts?  

All core texts are available in the library.

What facilities are available for my course, and how can I take advantage of them?

Any specialist software required for your programme will be provided by the School. Details of how to access will be communicated to students via module tutors.

What is the role of a Student Leader and how do I volunteer?

Student Leaders provide valuable feedback, gathered from their peers, about the student experience. They support the School to foster community, engage in student-led change, and play a key role in connecting students and staff. Becoming a Student Leader will also give you lots of transferable skills which are great for your CV and future employability. Students that are interested in being a student leader should contact their Programme Leader.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

Yes there is the School of Design Society which also has a Facebook page.

How does assessment work on my programme?

Students will have a variety of assessment methods throughout their modules. Students will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback during their modules to support their learning. At the end of modules students receive summative feedback. Assessment in the school will be fully explained as part of the induction process.

Information for Fashion Marketing students

Year 2: Fashion Marketing

To prepare you for your return to University, we have compiled a range of resources to help with transition from level 1 to level 2.

We would like you to browse content in the link below so that you return to study with a) a good awareness of what is happening in our industry b) some thoughts about how you might prepare for level 2 learning and c) some thoughts about how to prepare employability related materials.

The link below will take you to the transition workbook which you will find stored in your Pebble Pad asset store.  This is your workbook, if you want to, you can add new pages and spaces to store ideas and a  whole range of personal resources. Please remember to save it each time you add content. 

https://v3.pebblepad.co.uk/spa/#/workbook/cbwW6hzgf5kz9ccy79637t8GnW

Year 3&4: FASHION MARKETING

To prepare you for your return to University, we have complied a range of resources to help with transition from level 2 to level 3 / 4.

We would like you to browse content in the link below so that you return to study with a) a good awareness of what is happening in our industry b) some thoughts about how you might prepare for level 3 / 4 learning and c) some thoughts about how to gather and record ideas 

The link below will take you to the transition workbook which you will find stored in your Pebble Pad asset store.  This is your workbook, if you want to, you can add new pages and spaces to store ideas and a  whole range of personal resources. Please remember to save it each time you add content. 

https://v3.pebblepad.co.uk/spa/#/workbook/cbwW6hHzHcfWfMsb74ybppk5gZ

I’m a postgraduate student

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Students will receive a letter from their Programme Leader, at the beginning of September, which will include course specific guidance on any preparation or materials students will need to source before teaching begins.

What does my induction timetable look like?

  • We will make this available to you at the beginning of September

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work?

Students will take part in a group tutorial during Welcome week where they will meet their Personal Tutor. This will be followed up with opportunities for 1-2-1 personal tutorials throughout the year. Find out more information about academic personal tutoring.

Where can I go for support? 

You can contact the Student Education Service team for support with timetable issues, questions about assessment or module enrolment, or support if you are struggling. You can reach us via: design.enquiries@leeds.ac.uk.

PGT Programme Leaders:

MA Advertising and Design: Francisco Oliveira de Queiroz F.Queiroz@leeds.ac.uk

MA Design: Nina Hansopaheluwakan N.Hansopaheluwakan@leeds.ac.uk

MA Fashion Enterprise and Society: Caroline Hemingray c.s.hemingray@leeds.ac.uk 

MA Global Fashion Management: Yuri Siregar Y.H.Siregar@leeds.ac.uk

MSc Textile Sustainability and Innovation: Kaida Xiao K.Xiao1@leeds.ac.uk

MA Digital Design Futures: Hosam AL-Samarraie H.AL-Samarraie@leeds.ac.uk

Where do I turn if I need extra academic support? 

The Library has a range of resources to support student learning including academic skills. Your Academic Personal Tutor can also advise on accessing extra academic support. The School of design provides dedicated optional in-sessional language support at the programme level for all PGT students.

How will I find out more about my programme?

Programme Leaders will be providing a welcome talk for students during Welcome week. Programme information can be found on the PGT Programme Catalogue

How will I get to know other students?

There will be an opportunity to meet other students during the School’s welcome activities during Welcome week. Students should also look at opportunities for extra-curricular activities and societies available through LUU. For example, students can join the School of Design Society (SODS) society.

Are there any specialist software or systems that I need for my programme and where do I find out information about it?

Any specialist software required for your programme will be provided by the School. Details of how to access will be communicated to students via module tutors.

Where can I access resources for my degree?  

The Library has a range of resources to support your degree. Module leaders will provide reading lists and explain how to access the resources needed for specific modules.

What facilities are available for my course, and how can I take advantage of them? 

Module leaders will explain what specialist facilities and equipment are available to aid your course.

What is the role of a Student Leader and how do I volunteer?

Student Leaders provide valuable feedback, gathered from their peers, about the student experience. They support the School to foster community, engage in student-led change, and play a key role in connecting students and staff. Becoming a Student Leader will also give you lots of transferable skills which are great for your CV and future employability. Students that are interested in being a student leader should contact their Programme Leader.

Are there any societies I can join for the school/programme?

Yes there is the School of Design Society which also has a Facebook page.

How does assessment work on my programme?

Students will have a variety of assessment methods throughout their modules. Students will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback during their modules to support their learning. At the end of modules students receive summative feedback.

Where can I find relevant career information for postgraduate students? 

More details about how your studies increase employability can be found on the School of Design postgraduate webpages.

The University’s Careers Centre offers specialist advice and one to one appointments.

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