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13th June
11:00 to 17:00
50 You will earn 50 silver points for completing this activity.
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This Way Up: Networking + Signposting to the World

13th June 11:00 to 17:00
Calling Design X SODA X Fine Art students: Join us for an exciting networking event on 13th June, right before your degree show. This opportunity is open to all L6 + L7 students. Immerse yourself in a day of talks and pop up stands designed to equip you with the essential tools, connections and confidence to launch your professional journey.
This activity is brought to you in partnership with the Careers Service and Rise

THURS JUN 13th | 10am til 5pm | BENZIE

403 / SODA GF

Check out the full schedule here.

This will be a chance to listen to speakers from within the creative industries, culture sector and academia talking openly and honestly about the key opportunities and issues facing creatives within an industry environment – knowing your worth, navigating a portfolio living, working with others, intellectual property – and take part in group conversations in an informal, friendly setting. The talks will be followed by a round table networking session where you can ask questions in smaller, informal groups with our panel of speakers from

agencies, production companies, start-ups and freelance backgrounds. Talk to Gem Barton over a coffee at her session. Visit the pop up stands, available all day, to get your headshot photo, take part in an ‘Effectively You’ session and other support available to network and signpost you to the world after graduation.Treat it as a takeaway cheat sheet for your professional beginnings. Learn, take part and come and join us for a slice of pizza at a gathering for creatives.

The Careers Team will be in attendance to support with any career related questions that you

may have throughout the session.

Drop in all day from 10 – 4 Benzie 403

Arrive early to the talks to secure your spot

Win Prizes and eat Pizza!

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Professional valuable connections with industry professionals and peers
  • Confidence building...boost your confidence as you prepare to enter the professional world
  • your LinkedIn profile, learn how to be 'Effectively You'
  • Resource various support resources and tools available to aid your career development
  • Earn up to 50 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 11:00 to 13:00 on 13/06/24 - Benzie 403 LT
    Industry Spotlight Session #1
    6X10 min Industry Talks including Gem Barton, Castlefield Art Gallery, Represent recruitment and freelancers! Followed by round table speed dating. Arrive early to secure your spot.
  • place 14:00 to 15:00 on 13/06/24 - BZ505
    Industry Spotlight Session #3
    14:00 – 15:00 Coffee & Chat with Gem Barton author of Don’t Get a Job, Make a Job: how to make it as a creative graduate. Arrive early to secure your spot.
  • place 13:30 to 15:30 on 13/06/24 - Venue BZ403 LT
    Industry Spotlight Session #2
    6 x 10min Industry Talks including Factory International, Deloitte Digital and Wushu Studios and more! Followed by round table speed dating. Arrive early to secure your spot.
  • place 10:00 to 16:00 on 13/06/24 - Benzie 403
    Drop in ALL DAY 10:00 – 16:00
    Drop in anytime throughout the day. Get your profile pic taken, have some pastries and chat with alumni, careers, recruitment agency and more...
  • place 16:00 to 17:00 on 13/06/24 - Venue SODA GF
    End of the day
    Pizza & Social Mixer - join us to end the day to keep the networking going! Arrive early to secure your spot.