Kat Marks, Fashion Designer
A host of guest speakers, over recent weeks, have
visited the University Centre Doncaster at High Melton to give
talks to some of the students there.
It was an excellent opportunity for students to hear some of the
top names in their respective industries draw on their particular
experiences and pass on vital tips that could help them in the
future. Students were also given the chance to ask questions about
their lives and the personal journeys travelled.
Among the visiting professionals was Canadian fashion designer
Kat Marks, who visited fashion students from the University Centre.
The up and coming, London based designer is recognized for her
fusion of rigid body wear, accessory and tailored clothing. Many of
her ideas use visual media, photography and film, and she gave the
students an insight into how she works and how they can aspire to
the level she has achieved.
Another high profile visitor was VJ Steve Gormley, whose career
as a visual disk jockey has seen him perform at some of the UK’s
largest music venues. ‘VJ Steve G’ is known around the world for
working with some of the biggest artists, from Microsoft to DJ
Tiesto, and he has been working with Japanese artist G.E.M.
Steve’s talk centred on his latest stadium tour with G.E.M. in
China, showing extracts of footage and the journey from ideas to
technical set up.
Music lecturer Graham Thorne said, “This was a great opportunity
to see some stunning audio-visual work.”
Another visitor was the Ex-England Football physiotherapist Alan
Smith who worked under several England managers including Bobby
Robson, Terry Venables, and Sven Goran Ericson. He has worked with
Paul Gascoigne and David Beckham and helped sort the famous
metatarsal injury that threatened to keep Beckham out the 2002
World Cup. He is still in contact with him and recently went across
to Los Angeles to help him through an injury. His talk to sports
students was entertaining and packed with knowledge and
Amongst other visitors were, Dr Mark Nesti and Dr Martin
Littlewood, sports psychologists from Liverpool John Moores
University, who have worked with Bolton Wanderers Football Club,
ex-University Centre Doncaster student and music studio wiz, Steve
Dixon, and Karl Bower, lead Clinician at the Doncaster &
Bassettlaw Speech and Language Therapy Unit.