Paparazzi snap principal at pop-up shop

Release Date: 7 November 2016

Paparazzi and popping of corks heralded the launch of a student pop-up shop in the Overgate on Thursday, November 3.

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Kerry Leggat (front) and Samantha Campbell hard at work in Tempus.

A group of five D&A College HND events management students, based at Kingsway Campus, organised a red-carpet event for the official opening of Tempus, which will offer shoppers a memorable retail experience in the run-up to Christmas.

As part of their course, Victoria Gray, Jamie Hudson, Louise Jeffrey, Holly Malley and Louise Roberts, will be assessed on this project and so have been pulling out all the stops to ensure a success – working on the organisation since the beginning September.

A total of 50 invited guests, including college principal Grant Ritchie, lecturers and Overgate management staff, enjoyed refreshments, prepared by hospitality and catering students who were collaborating with their colleagues on the HND events management course.

The organising group also roped in students from the acting and performance programme at college who took the role of 1940s photographers, snapping the guests as they arrived.

The period feel fitted nicely with the learning-through-the-ages theme of Tempus.

Guests were also invited to utilise a speciality a photo booth, complete with props indicative of the time span – from Roman to Roaming!

“Social media should be buzzing with images from the launch,” said Anna Bluman, lecturer.

“The students also organised a memory board of old school photos of Dundee, donated by friends and family, which may cause a stir with shoppers.”

Tempus opened to the public directly after the VIP launch and will be open for business until Friday, December 23.

Shoppers will be able to browse around a selection of scarves, purses, bags, jewellery, kids’ jigsaws, products with animal prints including cushions, mugs, aprons, oven gloves, Christmas decorations, books, bath products including bath bombs, soaps, hand lotions.

As many as 75 students will be able to gain hands-on experience buying stock from about 20 different suppliers, reordering, analysing sales figures, and anticipating sales, as well as serving the public.