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Starting Out

Starting Out is an online programme of events to help you prepare for your virtual degree show and embark on your creative career during uncertain times.

The series of industry-led webinars, online workshops and one-to-one advice will empower you to:

  • use your creative strengths,
  • be proactive and enterprising,
  • positively navigate change
  • and communicate your abilities in a way that helps you to stand out from the crowd.

See what events are happening and book your place now.

Booking and Attending Events

Please book your place at least 30 minutes before event start time so that we have the time to send you the link to attend online. Late bookings may not receive the link.

Starting Out events are only available to 澳门葡京游戏app current students and alumni.

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School of Media and Communication. Photo by Arianna Poverini.

How to network like a pro (on and offline!)

Hone your networking skills in this fun and interactive session. Using exercises, theories and examples, you'll learn how to market yourself confidently - 9 July (11am-12pm)

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Not just a shop interior

not just a shop presents: Getting your brand retail ready

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Laura Arroyo Rocha in the studio, Wimbledon College. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

Graduate support 1-2-1s

澳门葡京游戏app graduate? Get help with career queries such as: job search strategies, interview preparation, CVs and identifying a career path - 14 July (30-minute slots from 2.00pm-4.45pm)

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Laura Arroyo Rocha in the studio, Wimbledon College. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

Graduate support 1-2-1s

澳门葡京游戏app graduate? Get help with career queries such as: job search strategies, interview preparation, CVs and identifying a career path - 15 July (30-minute slots from 10.00am-12.45pm)

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Installation by Mengheng Wang in Camberwell

Time Management for Creatives

Do you struggle with managing your time and energy? This practical and thought-provoking online session will help you to manage yourself and your time better - 15 July (11am-1pm)

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Installation by Saroj Patel from CSM

Building a mindset to survive in crises

This mindset workshop will enable you to walk away with a renewed mindset, improve your level of confidence, and develop resilience to face challenges within the current crises. - 16 July (1pm-2.30pm)

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Private view night at gallery in Chelsea

Developing communication skills and effective storytelling methods

Develop communication skills and storytelling methods as a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking for creative businesses.- 21 July (11am-1pm)

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Careers advice

Tailored careers advice whether you're considering routes to employment, self-employment or further education - 22 July (25-minute slots from 10am-6pm)

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Laura Arroyo Rocha in the studio, Wimbledon College. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

Graduate support 1-2-1s

澳门葡京游戏app graduate? Get help with career queries such as: job search strategies, interview preparation, CVs and identifying a career path - 22 July (30-minute slots from1.30pm-4.15pm)

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Abstract painting by Mathilda Roach Osborne

Virtual opportunities and remote working

In this session we will cover practical approaches to working remotely as well as strategies for seeking out opportunities in uncertain times - 22 July (11am-12.30pm)

Cem Hamlacibasi during his Internship at Narrative Projects
Image by Alys Tomlinson

Business advice 1-2-1s

Whether you’re in the early stages or have already started a business, come and discuss your ideas with our expert advisors - 29 July (25-minute slots from 10am-6pm)

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Careers advice

Tailored careers advice whether you're considering routes to employment, self-employment or further education - 29 July (25-minute slots from 10am-6pm)

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Noel Garland in the studio at LCC

Start a business at a time of employment uncertainty

Is 2020 a good time to start your own business or to start freelancing? Find out at this workshop why it is and how to get started - 29 July (11am-1pm)

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Installation by Trystan Williams at Camberwell

Social Media to promote yourself

Are you using social media in a professional way to get more sales or land a job? Find out how you can do this effectively at this session - 30 July (11am-1pm)

August 2020

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Tevin Akinyemi working in the studio at LCC. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

Self-employment, funding and application advice

Starting a project or working for yourself? Sign up to receive 1-2-1- advice on self-employment and feedback on your applications  - 5 August (25-minute slots from 10am-6pm)

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Rochelle Saunders in the studio at CSM by Alys Tomlinson

Crafting effective personal statements

This session will offer practical tips on how you can create and refine your personal statement so that you feel confident expressing yourself in a range of professional contexts  - 5 August (12.30pm-2pm)

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Laura Arroyo Rocha in the studio, Wimbledon College. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

Graduate support 1-2-1s

澳门葡京游戏app graduate? Get help with career queries such as: job search strategies, interview preparation, CVs and identifying a career path - 12 August (30-minute slots from10am-12.45pm)

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Collage by Avni Goyal

Understanding and valuing your skills

Being able to identify and describe what you're capable of is key to succeeding in the creative industries and this workshop is designed to help you overcome this challenge - 12 August (12.30pm-2pm)

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Sketchbook drawing with Anna Balint by Alys Tomlinson

Freelancing: How to get started

Find out about working on paid projects or contracts or how to develop a freelance practice when you graduate - 12 August (11am-12.30pm)

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Tools of Danielle Tartaro by Alys Tomlinson

Strategies for job hunting during a pandemic and beyond!

Looking for work but need help knowing where to start? Understand different approaches to job hunting and identify relevant jobs for you - 18 August (11am-12.30pm)

Cem Hamlacibasi during his Internship at Narrative Projects
Image by Alys Tomlinson

Business advice 1-2-1s

Whether you’re in the early stages or have already started a business, come and discuss your ideas with our expert advisors - 19 August (25-minute slots from 10am-6pm)

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Benjamin Edmunds painting in the studio

Starting out as an artist

Join Artquest at this informal talk and information sharing session that will consider what it means to be starting out as an artist in these extraordinary circumstances - 20 August (1-1.45pm)

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Laura Arroyo Rocha in the studio, Wimbledon College. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

Graduate support 1-2-1s

澳门葡京游戏app graduate? Get help with career queries such as: job search strategies, interview preparation, CVs and identifying a career path - 26 August (30-minute slots from 1.30pm-4.15pm)