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Pitch It: How to Pitch and Win Awards and Live Pitch

Find out how award-winners pitch and get top-tips on applying for funding and support at UAL from UAL’s Enterprise Practitioner.

And after getting all the tips you need…. you can pitch your idea for a business or social enterprise to a panel of experts, and get direct feedback and be in with the chance to win £100! (Or come along to watch in the audience and cheer on those pitching!)

If you think you might like to pitch apply here. Deadline 24 January, noon. Or book below for the talk and a seat in the audience.

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Business Advice 1-to-1s (CCW)

Whether you’re in the very early stages or have already started a business, come and discuss your ideas with our expert advisors. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from their wealth of experience and knowledge and receive advice on how to make your plan a reality. Be sure to bring along a business plan, or even just a draft idea, to discuss in an intensive 30-minute one-to-one session.

*No need to book*
Sessions will be offered first come first served on the day, so arrive early and put your name down for a slot to avoid disappointment.

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Business Advice 1-to-1s (CSM)

Whether you’re in the very early stages or have already started a business, come and discuss your ideas with our expert advisors. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from their wealth of experience and knowledge and receive advice on how to make your plan a reality. Be sure to bring along a business plan, or even just a draft idea, to discuss in an intensive 30-minute one-to-one session.

*No need to book*
Sessions will be offered first come first served on the day, so arrive early and put your name down for a slot to avoid disappointment.

Student having a one-to-one feedback session

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Women+ In Leadership: How to Network

This interactive workshop that will delve deep into what networking is, why we do it and the art of how to do it your way!

 

Come along to learn simple techniques on how to present yourself with confidence from elevator pitches to body language and how to make the most of any given networking opportunity. You will also build awareness of cultural and gender differences in networking and how to navigate this.

Join us for a drinks reception afterwards and connect with new creatives. This event is part of Careers and Employability’s Women+ In Leadership programme, which aims to inspire and empower UAL’s women+ students to fulfil their potential.

Speakers:

Mirela de Lacerda, Archetypal Branding Strategist, Project M

Shaneika Johnson-Simms, Co-Founder, Asare Simms Limited

Event Partner: Creative Shift

 

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Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni

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Make Things Happen: Getting Creative Projects Off the Ground Against the Odds

3 UAL graduates share what they’ve learned pursuing their creative projects and businesses after graduation. Hear how proactivity, enterprise and agility has helped them achieve their goals.

Their stories will cover everything from: exhibiting, funding, being the underdog to winning awards, collaborating and persevering.

Be inspired about what you can do despite what you might have been told.

 

Speakers:

  • Artist and Mead Fellow, Helen Cawley will talk about winning awards, and collaborating as an artist and working on international projects.
  • Fashion and Textile Designer Caro Gomez founder of her own brand and former International student will talk about getting ahead as an underdog.
  • Street photographer Henry Kenyon will talk about exhibiting internationally and how to make the most of it on a budget.
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Design Thinking: How Creatives Can Add Value in the Business World

Are you looking for ideas for your career as a creative? Do you want to make a real impact with your work? Business needs creativity!

Den Creative will talk you through how design thinking is used in business to try and solve problems and how analysts and consultants work together with creatives to do this – keeping consumers and end users at the centre of solutions. Members of their creative team will talk about their backgrounds, showing you some of the projects they’ve worked on and how they have leveraged their creative thinking to have a real impact on their work.

 

Speakers include:

  • Rob Swallow, Creative Director, Den Creative
  • Emma Lanman, Creative Principle, Den Creative
  • Vanessa Jaramillo, Creative Designer, Den Creative
  • Sophie Li Henry, Junior Front-end Developer, Den Creative
  • Analysts and consultants from Elixirr

 

Event Partner: Den Creative

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The Power of Perseverance

Success often comes from pursuing your passion, hard work, and most importantly not giving up. Perseverance is more powerful than talent, privilege and luck.

Digital Marketing expert, Jonathan Brown will tell his story of perseverance – of the successes and failures in his personal and professional life from a struggling undergraduate to an accomplished professional. Through his talk ‘The Power of Perseverance’ he hopes to inspire the next generation to think outside the box to do and achieve more.

 

Speaker: Jonathan Brown, Personalisation Consultant, Vodafone

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Business Advice 1-to-1s (LCC)

Whether you’re in the very early stages or have already started a business, come and discuss your ideas with our expert advisors. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from their wealth of experience and knowledge and receive advice on how to make your plan a reality. Be sure to bring along a business plan, or even just a draft idea, to discuss in an intensive 30-minute one-to-one session.

*No need to book*
Sessions will be offered first come first served on the day, so arrive early and put your name down for a slot to avoid disappointment.

Student having a one-to-one feedback session

Photo by Damian Griffiths

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