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Issued:23/05/16

Sheffield Hallam University postgraduate design students are set to take part in an internationally renowned design show for the first time.

The six students will be displaying their work at Clerkenwell Design Week, which focuses on design launches, workshops, exhibitions and talks. It is the first time that a university has been represented at the show.

Roger Bateman, postgraduate art & design lead at Hallam's Sheffield Institute of Arts, said, "This is an opportunity for our graduating postgraduate students to take part in a professional exhibition, where their work will be seen by thousands of the industry's leading influencers, leaders and employers.

"This is the first time our postgrads have taken part in a professional show of this nature and their work focuses across a number of themes including social responsibility, sustainability and the future of making."

Darren Richardson, one of the postgraduate students taking part in the exhibition, said, "My project, A Strategy of Extraordinary Design, is a playful and provocative form of product design which uses an experimental attitude towards ideas, materials, and process to include conceptualism and social wellbeing.

"Being able to exhibit at the show is an excellent opportunity to display our work to a professional audience, making connections and developing our networks within the design community."

Clerkenwell Design Week runs from 24-26 May with the Hallam students' work shown at House of Detention, Clerkenwell, London.

For press information: Tim Ward in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 2811 or email tim.ward@shu.ac.uk