|Sheelagh Wright MAHPE
Course Leader BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion
University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to bring together my love for Fashion, Education and Charity work both in my professional and personal life.
I have been teaching at the University for the Creative Arts (formerly the Kent Institute of Art and Design) for over thirty years. My subject expertise in Fashion encompasses Design, Management and Promotion, having successfully managed a range of courses at Undergraduate level. I was recently presented with the UCA Leadership & Management Award in recognition of this achievement.
I have always been dedicated in working with charities, and since 2007 I have focused this commitment on a UK based charity – HOPEHIV, in partnership with one of my first students, fashion entrepreneur Karen Millen. My role as project director for the Gateway School of Fashion was to set up a fashion school in South Africa, involving fundraising, establishing networks for funding, curriculum development, recruitment and training of staff, project management and evaluation. This project was professionally recognised by being awarded The Times Higher Award in Excellence & Innovation in the Arts in 2009.
I have continued to work within the fashion industry, where I have consulted with both small and large businesses, giving me a practical and current knowledge of the marketplace.