23 Dec 2014
Prestigious awards for School of the Arts students
Three School of the Arts students have been awarded scholarships by the Worshipful Company of Weavers.
Kelly Salter has been awarded £2,000, while Emma Simmonds and Victoria Martoccia have each been awarded £1,000. All three are specialising in Woven Textiles on the Textile Innovation and Design course.
The awards were made from the Weavers’ Textile Education Fund, which seeks to build on almost 900 years of involvement in the craft and manufacture of textiles. The aim of the Fund is to encourage excellence in all spheres of the United Kingdom woven textile industry by identifying, supporting and nurturing exceptional students training for and young talent working within the industry, supporting centres of excellence in textile education and recognising and working with those who have made the most significant contribution to the industry.
The University also received just under £7,500 to purchase six Harris table looms, plus £1,000 towards the cost of yarn for final year students.
Loughborough University is one of six centres of excellence offering textile-related degree courses which receive grants from the Weavers Company. Three School of the Arts students at Loughborough University have been awarded scholarships by the Worshipful Company of Weavers.
The awards will be formally presented at a ceremony in February at Saddlers’ Hall, London where Kelly Salter and Jen Shenton, Pathway Leader in Woven Textiles will represent the University