Students at Milton Keynes College will soon be able to understand where their fashions come from thanks to a new partnership with Midsummer Place Shopping Centre.
The new monthly scheme called “Midsummer Presents…”, will take place at Milton Keynes College’s Chaffron Way Campus on the second Thursday of each month and will give students the chance to meet High Street retailers to talk about the clothes they wear, the latest trends, new lines and the companies’ ethics.
Student favourites, Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge were the first to visit the College on May 9, where they showcased their new look store following major refurbishment. June will see GAP bring its collection to the College.
The scheme will also open up an opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in fashion or retail and enable them to talk one-to-one with staff from some of the biggest retailers from the UK and abroad.
Martin Hindson, Midsummer Place centre manager, said: “It is quite unusual for a young person to be able to spend time talking to one of their high street retailers.
“It is wonderful to have this new opportunity to show off everything that Midsummer Place has to offer and equally a great learning experience for students in the City.”
Milton Keynes College Principal, Dr Julie Mills said: “It is so important for students to have the chance to meet prospective employers in the city to discover what their needs are and find out about the possible careers available to them. Providing these sorts of opportunities to meet and engage people from companies where they might one day work is one of the areas where we feel we’re offering students at Milton Keynes College real benefits alongside their courses.”
For more information visit www.midsummerplace.co.uk or facebook.com/midsummer.place .