KLC Connect

About KLC Connect

KLC Connect is an initiative that aims to make KLC students feel a part of the design community and to add real value to their experience at KLC.  Student, industry and alumni representatives work together to plan an innovative annual programme of events and initiatives to give students a better understanding of how the industry works, provide extensive networking opportunities and help prepare them for the workplace.

Future KLC Connect Events

New event coming soon...

Past KLC Connect Events

24th February 2021, 5.00pm - KLC Connect Online - Designers Evening

27th January 2021, 5.30pm - KLC Connect Webinar 'The Future of Design and Design Innovation' with Sarah Cosgrove Studio

KLC Connect Webinar - ‘Top tips and must-dos to acquire great interior design clients'' with Laura Simpson & Clare Ainsworth - November 2020

'Time for Change' Series Webinars - 1) Business, 2) Diversity and 3) Wellness - September 2020

Keeping KLC Connected: Industry Inspiration - April 2020

KLC Connect Designer Evening at Waterworks - March 2020

KLC Connect Suppliers Evening - March 2019

KLC Connect Designer Evening - February 2019

KLC Connect Launch Event - November 2018

Bringing the industry to KLC students

Bringing the industry to the students

As per many other industries, networking is crucial to interior design. KLC Connect offers students the opportunity to experience this process here at the school, in a familiar environment.

While adding value to their studies, the KLC Connect events give students the chance to ask questions and to get tips from those who work in the interior design industry.

A table at a KLC connect event

Events vary from meeting with suppliers to one-to-ones with top interior designers. Also, industry experts come to our school to deliver talks exclusively for KLC students.

Students enjoy attending KLC Connect events and find them extraordinarily valuable to their studies.

Following one of the events, a student shared her thoughts: "The KLC  Connect evening was a great opportunity to meet some really inspirational and exciting industry professionals and it also gave me some direction in terms of the areas in which I am interested in working and who I think is a good fit and vice versa."

Guest Interior Designers and Suppliers also enjoy meeting the students and offering their guidance. Some of the guests shared their thoughts with us: "It was so much fun and very satisfying sharing with the latest lovely students!”. Someone else said: "It was a real pleasure to meet the students yesterday. It was such a well organised and useful event!"

These events are organised and overseen by a prestigious panel put together by KLC Founder and Principal Jenny Gibbs. The panel includes key members of KLC staff and alumni who are working as interior designers.