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GRAduation drinks reception

It's Graduation!

We’re holding an exclusive graduate drinks reception! Come celebrate your special day with family, friends, classmates, and tutors. Register your place below. 

Location

The Exchange Bar, 50 Rutland St, Leicester, LE1 1RD

Date

Join us for Graduation on Friday, 26th January 2024

Time

11:30am to 1:30pm (Pop in any time during these hours).

Register Your Place

To attend the drinks reception, you must complete this form by Friday, 12th January 2024.

* We may use your telephone number on the day to contact you,

You can bring up to 4 guests with you. If you would like to request more guests, please contact us.

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About the Reception

Celebrate with your Tutors

Raise a glass with your tutors, Stephen & Andreia.

Come and go as you please

Our receptions booked between 11:30am to 1:30pm. Feel free to pop in anytime during these hours.

Friends & Family welcome

It wouldn’t be a party without friends and family – bring them along! Make sure to add them as guests when you register.

1 minute walk from the Curve

We know graduations can be busy, which is why we’ve booked our reception venue just a 1 minute walk from the Curve.

Register by Friday, 12th January 2024

If you want to attend the drinks reception, you must do so by Friday, 12th January 2024.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our reception is open between 11:30am and 1:30pm. You can join us at any point during this time.
There isn’t a dress code for the reception. Feel free to come in the clothes you feel most comfortable in.
That’s okay. If you are unable to make the reception, don’t fill out the form. If you change your mind you can do so by filling out the registration form by Friday, 12th January 2024 .
Of course you can!

Still Have Questions?

If there’s anything we haven’t answered on this page, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team. 

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Course Introduction

2 hour Live Online Introduction Session
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Unit 01: Fabric Selection & Colour Theory

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 13th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 2

Unit 02: Estimation for Soft Furnishings

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
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Week 4

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2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
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2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
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Independent Study Break Week

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2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
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Unit 06: Constructing Piped Crescent Tie-Back & Piped Cushion

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
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Independent Study Break Week

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Unit 07: Constructing a Roman Blind

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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
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2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
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2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
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