Launched for the first time in 2020 ND Connects was an opportunity for exhibiting University graduates to connect and gain expert advice from industry specialists.

We give thanks to Wilko and their expert panel of leading designers who dedicated their time to review a number of portfolio in the highly sought after sold out sessions of ‘Portfolio Reviews’. 

The ‘Portfolio Reviews’ offered a free, one to one 30 minute video chat for the graduate with an industry professional. It was a fantastic opportunity for the graduate to delve into the panel’s minds, ask questions, find out what they look for, what they recommend and ask what the best practice is for taking their next steps in their career.

These free session were exclusive to the New Designer Class of 2020 graduates.


These sessions were suitable for Surface Pattern, Textile Design and Product Design graduates.

For ND 2020 Wilko hosted six sold out portfolio reviews.