“We hope to have more universities on board, targeting design students who have a real passion for joining the industry.”

BTHA looks to record turnout for Toy Fair 2016’s Student Seminar

The British Toy and Hobby Association is hoping to have more universities on board than ever before for its Toy Fair Student Seminar in 2016.

Taking place during next year’s London Toy Fair on Tuesday, January 26th 2016, the seminar will once again offer university students from around the country the opportunity to hear from leading names in the toy design community.

“Student attendance has significantly increased in the last few years and we now have 120 students from six universities across the UK – there wasn’t a seat to spare in 2015,” Kerri Atherton, communications and public affairs officer at the BTHA, told ToyNews.

“In 2016 we hope to have more universities on board, targeting design students who have a real passion and interest for joining the industry.

“For 2016, we’ll be informing students about the many job opportunities available to graduates as well as giving them a chance to network with company representatives at the show.”

The BTHA remains as committed as ever to its student seminar initiative as it believes the UK remains a vibrant source of innovation and creativity.

“We have so many young, talented British design students and we think it’s paramount for the whole toy community to attract the best talent to our fast moving, highly fashionable industry in order to drive innovation and creativity,” added Atherton.

If exhibitors or members are interested in speaking or meeting with any design students attending next year’s Toy Fair, email kerri@btha.co.uk to arrange stand visits.

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