Published on October 29, 2012 | by Walter Ugarkovic

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Creative Enterprise Awards 2012

Image of the Creative Arts Enterprise in UAL

Photograph of poster displaying the Creative Awards Enterprise Award in UAL. [Harriet Coombs]

Student Enterprise & Employability is hosting the Creative Enterprise awards 2012 for the fourth year running.

The awards celebrate the enterprising activity of current students and recent graduates of the University of the Arts London.

SEE offers support for students to realise their career ambitions, and take opportunities through events, programmes, online resources, and funding to develop employment.

The categories for applications include: freelancer, new business, enterprising project, ethical or social enterprise, digital, and international.

New to this year’s awards is the ‘Creative College Award’, where one outright winner from each of the four colleges – Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon, Central Saint Martins, London College of Communications and London College of

Fashion – will be chosen

“It was a real honour to win the Creative Enterprise award for best freelancer last year” Charlie Lyne

The awards are part of the UAL Enterprise Week, which takes place across the different university campuses and colleges.

Running from 12-14 November, the week will offer a packed schedule of talks, practical workshops, and guest speakers.

It is designed to help students work for themselves, freelance, and start their own businesses.

Last year’s Creative Enterprise Awards took place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch.

Winners included furniture design company Hendzel & Hunt, which was awarded the New Business award, and blogger/journalist Charlie Lyne, who won the Freelance award.

“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.

“This year the Creative Enterprise Awards are bigger and better than ever.”Adam Hayes

“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.

The winners of the Creative Enterprise Awards will be announced at a ceremony at London’s British Film Institute on November 14.

SEE’s communication assistant Adam Hayes said: “This year the Creative Enterprise Awards are bigger and better than ever.

“We’re really excited to have the BFI Southbank as our venue for this year’s awards and with the four new college prizes sparking a bit of healthy cross-campus rivalry – it promises be a great night!”

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