Hailing from Glasgow, Hayley studied fashion design at Cardonald College for three years before moving to Aberdeen in 2012. She gained direct entry into the third year of a BA Fashion Design at the Grays School of Art, where she demonstrated maturity and focus in her practice. In 2014 she graduated with a first class honours degree.
Returning to her home town, Hayley was offered a place to study on the Masters in Fashion and Textlies course at the Glasgow School of Art.
How the Award Helped
Hayley's Dewar Award allowed her to accept her masters place at the Glasgow School of Art. This is an advanced skills programme which will allow her to develop and hone her individual 'design signature'.
On achieving her award, Hayley said:
"Having studied Fashion Design for the past five years, I am more determined than ever to work hard and be a successful fashion designer in the industry. Undertaking the MDes Fashion and textiles course at Glasgow School of Art is an essential step towards my ambition of eventually having my own fashion label. The course itself is providing me with the perfect platform for progression in development of my work and cementing my own creative design identity."
Since the Award
Whilst studying on the MDes, Hayley continued to impress with her work and was awarded the John Mather Rising Scholarship Award in 2015. Read more here.