ASBCI Student Dissertation Award 2012
Sponsored by Marks & Spencer for the seventh consecutive year, the acclaimed 2012 ASBCI student dissertation award attracted entries from Fashion Colleges across the UK. Every thesis is read by a panel of expert judges comprising industry representatives, university lecturers and fashion professionals.
Ten dissertations were put forward for final judging. Submissions came from De Montfort University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University, London College of Fashion, the University of Huddersfield, Bishop Burton College, and the University of Leeds. Announcing the prize winners, Paschal Little, head of innovation and quality for lingerie and beauty at M&S, explained: "The standard of entries was exceptional but this year we were looking for something extra - we wanted to see the personality of the student in the conclusion in addition to depth and breadth of research; relevance & value to the industry; quality of analysis & conclusion; and good presentation"
The first prize and a cheque for £500 went to Ashlee Stringer a graduate from Nottingham Trent University for her "extremely relevant" dissertation entitled 'An investigation into the significance of the mobile device and its impact on the fashion industry'
The joint runners up with cheques for £250 each were Kimberley Milne with 'Dress to impress' and Charlotte Lester with her thesis entitled 'Integrated rugby supports for shoulder injuries'