Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design

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Dinah Wharton

Knowledge Transfer Manager & Year in Industry Placement Coordinator

0113 343 3758

1.06 Clothworkers South

OND (Wakefield College)

Dinah Wharton provides continuing professional development for companies and individuals through a series of short courses. These cover all aspects of the textile and related industries, including manufacturing, sourcing, retailing, buying, merchandising and administration. The wide range of training courses run for between one and five days and are repeated throughout the academic year.

Dinah is also the Placement Coordinator for DESN8004, the Year in Industry Module for the School.

Biography

Dinah Wharton provides continuing professional development for companies and individuals through a series of short courses. These cover all aspects of the textile and related industries, including manufacturing, sourcing, retailing, buying, merchandising and administration. The wide range of training courses run for between one and five days and are repeated throughout the academic year. In- company training is also offered. Dinah also administers the Nonwovens Network – which has 200 members from industry, and is involved in conference and seminar organisation for the Nonwovens Network and within the School.

Dinah also coordinates the Year in Industry Module for the School. The School of Design’s work placement/year in industry scheme is well-established and aims to provide undergraduate students from all programmes an opportunity to gain working and learning experience away from the campus. Students are encouraged to take placements which will give them valuable experience for their working life and enhance their transferable and professional skills. There are circa 100 students who opt to do this module.

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