Art and design students at the University of
Wolverhampton are visiting India to learn more about fashion and
textiles in the country.
The School of Art and Design
taken a group in a visit which has been part-funded by the Prime
Minister’s Initiative 2 (PMI2).
The students flew out on Sunday (Jan 4) and will spend most of
their time in Calcutta, with a trip planned to Delhi as well during
the two-week visit. They are accompanied by staff members Pat
Dillon and Sheila Hind from the School of Art and Design.
The group will visit the National Institute of Fashion
Technology (NIFT) in Calcutta where they will attend workshops and
lectures as well as visiting local cottage industries.
Dr Bryony Conway, Dean of the School of Art and Design, said:
“This visit is an exciting opportunity for our students to find out
more about fashion and textiles in India. I am sure the trip will
provide them with wonderful inspiration for their studies at the
Jo Gittens, Director, International, said: “The University of
Wolverhampton has extremely strong links with India and student
visits such as this are an important part of our
The aim of the visit is to boost institutional and personal
links with India. The trip has been organised in collaboration with
the University’s International Office, which prepared a joint-bid
for PMI2 funding for the trip.
Launched in April 2006, the Prime Minister's Initiative for
International Education (PMI2) is a five year strategy to
strengthen the UK’s position in international education.
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