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Upgrade Your Future Path

Upgrade Your Future Path is a hybrid programme of events aimed at postgraduate students and recent graduates of London College of Communication (LCC) who are interested in finding out more about career paths in the creative industries.

What do we offer?

With a focus on connecting academia with professional expertise, our programme provides support through 3 key activities:

1-to-1 Industry Mentoring (Online)

Our 1-1 industry mentoring programme aims to encourage and support graduating students to take the next step in their career development.

Together, mentors and mentees regularly catch up online to explore a variety of ideas and aspirations tailored to specific goals. This helps students to feel more confident, informed and engaged in the professional landscape while also enabling mentors to further develop their own skillset while building new connections across our vibrant College community.

1-1 Portfolio Reviews (Online)

Our 1-1 Portfolio Reviews are intensive, 25-minute sessions that offer an opportunity for students and recent graduates to explore effective ways of showcasing their work.

Speed Networking (Physical)

In ‘speed dating’ fashion, speed networking events enable students to engage with industry professionals, enabling them to practice their networking skills while expanding their professional networks.

In addition to taking part in 1-1 Industry Mentoring, mentors and mentees can also choose to participate in either one or both of the Portfolio Reviews and Speed Networking sessions.

When will Upgrade Your Future Path take place?

The 1-1 Industry Mentoring programme runs for 6 months from January to June 2022. The portfolio reviews and speed networking event will take place between January and March 2022.

How can I get involved?

Industry professionals

Take part in the programme as an industry adviser by offering support through our mentoring, portfolio reviews and/or speed networking activities.

Criteria:

  • You must be a professional with a minimum of 3 years’ working experience in the creative industries.
  • You should have an understanding of the issues facing students who wish to enter the sector.
  • LCC and UAL alumni are welcomed, but you don’t need to have studied with us to take part.

Applications for the 2022 programme are now closed. If you have any queries please get in touch: graduates@lcc.arts.ac.uk

LCC students and graduates

Access mentoring support, receive advice on your portfolio or develop your networking skills to enhance your understanding of the industry landscape.

Criteria:

  • You must be either a current postgraduate student or recent (2020/2021) MA graduate of LCC.

Applications for the 2022 programme are now closed. If you have any queries please get in touch: graduates@lcc.arts.ac.uk

Further information

Upgrade Your Future Path is coordinated by Graduate Engagement at LCC.

If you have any questions or would like to request further details on the programme, please get in touch: graduates@lcc.arts.ac.uk

Additionally, if you believe that there are any barriers to your participation in this opportunity, or if you have any access requirements that you wish to discuss, we’ll be happy to talk to you – simply contact us via email on the address above.