11 Mar 2016
Staff and students win big at The Worshipful Company of Weavers Awards
Students and staff from The School of the Arts, English and Drama have been awarded nearly £16,000 from textile organisation, The Worshipful Company of Weavers.
The historic organisation encourages excellence in the UK woven textile industry through a variety of awards, scholarships and bursaries.
The Company’s Textile Education Fund identifies and supports exceptional students and young talent working within the industry. The fund recognises and supports a core group of six centres of excellence within textile education.
Members of the core group have exclusive access to the Company's scholarships and awards and membership is highly competitive. Loughborough University has remained in the core group since its inception in 2008, alongside Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art.
The awards were presented at Saddlers Hall in London by model Stella Tennant. Recipients of the award are all in their final year of the Textiles: Innovation & Design course and are specialising in woven textiles.
Winners were students Matilda Riley-Hicks, who won £3,000 and The Stuart Hollander Award worth an additional £1,000 and, Kelly Lovatt and Alice Thompson who both received £1,000.
The School of the Arts, English and Drama also won one of the substantial Support for Education Awards amounting to £9975. These awards will help the department to upgrade or renew existing equipment, purchase new equipment, and enable their students to gain experience of modern technology.