Published on October 30, 2012 | by Walter Ugarkovic0
UAL encourages entrepreneurial skillsEnterprise Week 2012 is due to take place at the University of the Arts London on November 12-16.
The week-long event is designed to help students work for themselves, freelance, and start their own businesses.
Enterprise Week, headed by Student Enterprise and Employability (SEE), will offer a packed schedule of talks, practical workshops, and guest speakers across all six UAL campuses.
Successful members of the creative industries and expert speakers will talk in depth about promoting yourself online, collaborating effectively, getting clients and making sales.
As part of Enterprise Week, SEE will also be hosting the fourth Creative Enterprise Awards for students and recent graduates who have developed a self-initiated creative project.
Blogger and journalist Charlie Lyne, who won the Freelance award last year, spoke to Arts London News about his experience:
“It was a real honour to win the Creative Enterprise Award for Best Freelancer last year, especially given the quality of my fellow nominees and the winners in other categories.
“The work patterns of freelancers are — at best — unpredictable, so the award was a real boost, both to my morale and my legitimacy as a writer.
“Since winning the award, I’ve continued to freelance for various publications including The Guardian, Little White Lies and the BBC, and I’ve also recently become a member of the London Film Critics’ Circle,” said Lyne.
SEE offers support for students to realise their career ambitions and take opportunities through events, programmes, online resources, and funding to develop employment.
For a full list of the talks and activities happening throughout Enterprise Week, visit http://see.arts.ac.uk/events/entweek/.