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27th May
to 14th June
300 You will earn 300 gold points for completing this activity.
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Become a Creative Digital Expert with SharpFutures

27th May to 14th June
Join our Creative Digital Experts program in summer 2024 and develop your creative, digital, and professional skills. SharpFutures will support you to enhance your confidence and explore your career by providing real world experiences.
This activity is brought to you in partnership with the Careers Service and Rise

This opportunity is open to undergraduate students with an interest in the marketing, creative, and digital sectors. You must be able to evidence this in your application. You do not need to be from a marketing or creative course to be able to apply.

Applications of insufficient quality will be rejected.


This is your exclusive invite to join the Creative Digital Experts program, designed to support the development of your creative and digital skills, and empower you to explore your future career options in this interactive environment.

Join the SharpFutures team, based at the Sharp Project right here in Manchester, from 27 May to 14 June 2024.

In this 3 week program you’ll engage in a variety of workshops, masterclasses, skills sessions, guest speakers, live briefs, and so much more.

Creative Digital Experts is designed to support you in building creative and digital skills, as well as personal and professional skills, understanding employability opportunities, tackling misinformation and assumptions regarding career pathways.

You will have the opportunity to gain real work life experience and understand the expectations and realities of the working environment. You will have the opportunity to work independently and collaboratively through a range of tasks.

Tasks will require you to collaborate on creative briefs, pitch ideas and concepts, reflect on professional and personal skills, and discuss their learnings.

By completing the Creative Digital Experts program, you will gain greater confidence in your skillset and decision-making in relation to your career journeys and next steps. You will also receive a certificate upon completion, examples of creative work for your portfolios, plus a professional headshot for use on LinkedIn and other platforms.

To participate you must:

  • be available every day from 27 May to 14 June 2024. By submitting your application you confirm that you are available during these dates.
  • be able to travel to the Sharp Project at least 3 days per week during this time.
  • have access to your own personal laptop or iPad to use throughout the duration of the program.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • workshops, masterclasses, discussions, group and individual tasks
  • Collaborate...on tasks and experiences to make the most of your time
  • working on your CV, hearing from industry experts, and exploring a creative environment
  • Gain Recognition...and earn up to 300 Rise points for participation
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 27/05/24 to 31/05/24 - The Sharp Project, Thorp Rd, Manchester, M40 5BJ
    Attend Week One
    Induction day, intro to creative brief, LinkedIn workshop, and CV building masterclass
  • place 03/06/24 to 07/06/24 - The Sharp Project, Thorp Rd, Manchester, M40 5BJ
    Attend Week Two
    Social media and marketing workshops, web development and UX exploration, confidence building masterclass
  • place 10/06/24 to 14/06/24 - The Sharp Project, Thorp Rd, Manchester, M40 5BJ
    Attend Week Three
    Creative brief, Presentation, POD interviews, and program completion