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Freelance & Founders Academy

Join our 3-day Freelance & Founders Academy! With limited spaces available, this is your chance to gain the skills and support needed to launch your own business or freelance service. Our expert-led workshops and bespoke training will set you on the path to success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take control of your career!

The workshops will be led by business experts and supported by guest entrepreneurs sharing their stories and tips for success throughout the week. The week will cover all the basics of business plans, marketing, networking and getting yourself out there, the week is designed to help entrepreneurial students and graduates move into the world of self-employment.

Mentoring will be available to all participants and the week will culminate in the chance to pitch for a share of £3,000 cash.

Do I need to attend all sessions?

It is expected that you will be able to attend all sessions. If there are times that you are unable to attend please include it in your application form.

Is there a cost attached?

The Academy is free to attend. If you are shortlisted for a place, you will be asked to pay a £25 deposit to secure your place that will be refunded back into your bank account at the end of the academy.

Are Refreshments provided?

Tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available at the start of each day, a buffet lunch will be provided on the Monday lunchtime and hot fork two course buffet on the Friday.

"Thank you for a great week! This experience exceeded my expectations. I was hoping to get useful information about advertising, finance and paperwork - and I definitely did. But I got something more out of it - motivation and thrive to keep working towards my goals. Thank you for introducing those great speakers to us. It has been a really inspirational journey!" Kadri Otsiver, 1st Year Photography student