Professor Groves has educated a generation of fashion designers at Westminster in menswear, womenswear and accessory design. These include Liam Hodges, Priya Ahluwalia, Steven Stokey-Daley, Ashley Williams, Claire Barrow, Paolo Carzana, David Ferreira, Katie Ann McGuigan and Roberta Einer.
Other graduates under his tuition in recent years are now working as designers at fashion houses including Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Celine, Anya Hindmarch, Loewe, Max Mara, Mulberry, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Jacquemus, JW Anderson, and Paul Smith.
The core of Groves' pedagogic approach is to facilitate the creation of both communities and places that allow the ideal conditions for students, tutors and industry to be co-located to enable the most transformative learning experiences to occur. The most recent example is the creation of the Westminster Menswear Archive which is used by industry and students on a daily basis to inform their design work.
Groves developed Westminster's award-winning internship programme that has allowed students to work for some of the most prestigious companies including Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Dior, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Celine, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Burberry, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander Wang.
As well as teaching at Westminster, Groves has also undertaken the role of external examiner for many other universities, including Central Saint Martins, Kingston University, Manchester Metropolitan University, London College of Fashion, De Montfort University, University of Brighton, University of Salford, and Gray’s School of Art. Additionally, he has served as an external assessor for Central Saint Martins, the University of Salford and the London College of Fashion.