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Susan Newman, Upholstery Lecturer

Upholstery lecturer Susan Newman

It all started when I moved into my first home. I remember just staring at the curtains, knowing I could make my own with a better design. When I finally made them, everyone’s responses were unbelievable. All my friends and family kept asking me to make them a pair! I felt a sense of pride and realised I could make a career out of doing something I loved…

Stephanie Wyatt, Miss Earth 2019

Miss Earth England 2019 Stephanie Wyatt

Miss Earth is different to your everyday beauty pageant. It is an environmentally-focused competition, which is a platform for change. For example, one of our challenges, which was judged, was to create an eco-warrior outfit. I decided to make mine completely out of real flowers. I believe that we are sending out a message here, showing the public that we all have a responsibility to preserve and attend to the needs of the world we live in…