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Future me week
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25th January
13:30 to 16:00
10 You will earn 10 silver points for completing this activity.
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Meet the Creative Professionals: Speed Networking for Freelancers & Makers

25th January 13:30 to 16:00
Session for Design Students from all years and all disciplines to start building their Professional Design Network. This session focuses on freelance / independent / self-employed designers, makers, illustrators, animators etc.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and take steps towards an exciting Future You.

This is the second of 2 creative networking events in Future Me week.

It is open to all design students who are thinking about a creative career where they would be self-employed, freelance, or have your own practice. It provides an opportunity to meet professionals from the creative industries in an informal setting, to ask questions and get careers advice.

The session will start with short presentations from our industry professionals to introduce themselves. This will be followed by speed-networking, where students will move from table to table to talk to the different practices for 10 minutes at a time.

It should be fun and chaotic and informative! The only preparation you need to do is think about what you might want to ask the design professionals!

If you are (also or more) interested in employment within the creative industries, then check out our sister event during Future Me Week: Meet the Professionals: Speed Networking for Employment…. feel free to come to one of these events or both!

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In A Nutshell...

  • Meet... industry professionals and find out about their creative journeys.
  • Ask... questions and get advice about how to get ahead in the creative industries.
  • Build... your creative network and your confidence around your future career.
  • Discover... alternative creative career possibilities and options.
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 13:30 to 16:00 on 25/01/24 - SODA 02.19 Village Green (TBC)
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    You will have the opportunity to meet professionals from the creative industries, in a speed-networking session, ask questions and get advice