Launched for the first time in 2020, ND CONNECTS is an opportunity for exhibiting University graduates to connect with industry specialists to create meaningful connections leading directly to employment.

Over the dates of New Designers we will be running a number of digital initiatives for networking and creating opportunities to connect with industry.

To be the first to hear when the ND CONNECTS 2021 programme is launched, sign up to our ND Class of 2021 mailing list below. 


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.

For ND 2020 Wilko hosted six sold out portfolio reviews. 

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