The Independent: ‘Northumbria University heads South to get the London look’

Next month, a university in the North-east of England will be opening a southern outpost in London when the University of Northumbria sets up shop in trendy Islington. The Northumbria school of design in Newcastle, which is famous for its fashion degrees and award-winning fashion students, hopes to take the capital by storm with its new base round the corner from the Business Design Centre.

“Our fashion school has a great reputation but it remains the case in fashion that it is key to have a presence in one of the world’s fashion cities,” says the vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Wathey. “For a while we had had our annual fashion show in London as well as the North-east but this will give us a footprint near the centre of the discipline.”

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