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Saturday, 31 July 2010

6000 Textiles Graduates: 350 jobs?


Is it ethical to expect undergraduates to invest £12000 in their three year textile course when there are only 350 textile jobs coming up in the UK each year?

Is it ethical to train textiles graduates to Master's level in one year when it takes three months to research, draft, review and write an informed dissertation?

Do these figures point towards an education system that ultimately focuses on training overseas students who take their skills to where the industry is?

If yes, then what does this imply for British tutors and the content of their courses?

Who is mapping the subsequent global picture: the design, production, consumption and post-consumption textile systems?

Where is the training in social entrepreneurship relating to these new scenarios?

If you're interested in joining this dialogue then contact Slow Textiles today at


emma_at_slowtextiles.org