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Exploring Rooms: the Future of Design Education, at Hasbro UK, near Heathrow Airport (January 24), covers assessment, syllabus requirements, ICT; A-level and university gaps.

Tel: 020 8952 0912 ext 222 Stands for Education courses on how to develop high-quality product design and modelling skills at GCSE and A-level through CADCAM and ICT are at London (March 5 and 26), Leeds (March 12) and Birmingham (March 19). Fee: pound;195 plus VAT.

Tel: 0117 983 8800 EVENT

Clotheshow Live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, (December 6-11), features non-stop fashion shows, style tips, designer labels, high-street brands, celebrities and live music. Tickets: pound;17; pound;21.

Tel: 0870 902 0555 COMPETITIONS

Students can now enter next year's Schools Starpack Design Awards run by the Institute of Packaging. The competition is split into two categories; Cereal Killer, for students up to key stage 3, who have to design a kit for a breakfast cereal; and Fun-Kam, for key stage 4 and A-level students who have to create a pack for a digital camera. Prizes include hardware and money for individuals and schools. Closing date, January 31, 2003.Tel: 01664 500 055Email: To win tickets to a show in aid of Anti-Slavery International at the Royal Opera House, London, on March 16, children aged 11-17 can design a programme cover on the theme "Freedom" by December 31. Entries to: Anti-Slavery International, Thomas Clarkson House, The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road, London SW9 9TL.

Telfax: 020 8883 0682 Email: Entrants to the Tile Association National Construction Week Schools Competition can win a tiled floor for their school by downloading the competition and submitting an entry by email by December 31. or

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