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20th May
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Fashion Buyer x Innovation Adoption

20th May to 1st September
Interested in fashion research? Apply now for this opportunity to explore how the role of a fashion company buyer influences the innovation adoption process.

Please click ‘book now’ and then send your expression of interest to the following email address:

**This opportunity is open to Level 6 (final year) and MA students only**

You will work within our collaborative team in the Fashion Research Hub (FRH) at Manchester Fashion Institute, part of the Manchester School of Art Research Centre.

The three themes that underpin research within FRH are sustainability, equality & diversity, and digital.   

With a sustainability focus, this RISE project aims to generate a report derived from a literature review and expected interviews with fashion buyers and the extended product development team. This report will lay the groundwork to develop a framework based on a deep understanding of industry trends.  Furthermore, the work will principally inform a publication, and as such, you would be acknowledged as appropriate. 

To prepare for this research, you will undergo training, supervision, and support to develop the necessary skills for scoping a review of the field.  Your supervisors will be Prof Margaret Bruce, Dr Helen McCormick and Dr Celina Jones, who are all based in Manchester Fashion Institute. 

Between May – August 2024 you are expected to spend ~ 300 hours working on the project. This equates to around 2.5 hours a week, however, you can choose how you manage your time around your commitments.

Person Specification

This role is only open to current Manchester Met Students who study in Manchester Fashion Institute and meet the following requirements:

  • Those seeking an opportunity to develop employability skills by engaging with business and to be knowledgeable of the innovation and buying process.
  • Some experience of reviewing and summarising academic literature.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills  
  • Prior experience of qualitative research is not essential but desired.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Learn...employability and research skills
  • Develop...your research and business network, your academic writing
  • Experience...carrying out research as part of a collaborative, supportive team
  • Reflect...understanding how the role of a company buyer influences the innovation adoption process
  • Express...your interest by applying now!
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 20/05/24 to 01/09/24
    Generation of report