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Student Enterprise

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One of the many benefits of studying at LCF, is having access to the Student Enterprise Team. It supports students and graduates who are interested in enterprise and entrepreneurship and wish to become self-employed while studying at, or after graduating from, London College of Fashion.

The team and its work plays a leading role in supporting LCF’s position as a ‘Small Business Charter’ award winner. The aim is to support students and recent graduates to innovate, create and achieve to realise their dream of starting their own business, being a freelancer or a consultant.

What we offer our students

If you are considering studying at LCF, you will have access to the following services.

Personalised support

1:1 appointments help students and graduates kick start or grow their entrepreneurial practice. These sessions are ‘hands-on’ and will help identify areas of improvement.

Skills

SET complements the curriculum delivery by offering a suite of tailored, practical and interactive events in the area of:

  • Business modelling
  • Intellectual property
  • Financial management
  • Access to finance
  • Marketing strategy
  • Communications and marketing
  • Negotiation
  • Pitching
  • Risk management
  • Social media
  • Opportunities

SET has their finger on the pulse and is continuously seeking opportunities to maximise student success, including internal and external competitions, programmes and events.

SET’s annual flagship event is the ‘SET Challenge’. Once a year, students are invited to create or showcase an innovative idea, product or service that can make a real difference to a community or to a consumer of their choice. Winning teams receive cash investments and access to mentors.

If you are a current student and interested in any of the SET opportunities here, please visit Moodle and search 'LCF Careers & Student Enterprise Team”.

Networks

In addition, SET offers and supports a wide range of online and physical resources to help polish the basic understanding of creative businesses.

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Student enterprise news

Accreditations

IPSE

In 2017, LCF joined IPSE as a University Partner to provide extra support to students looking to become self-employed. IPSE currently acts as the voice for 2 million independent professionals, including contractors and freelancers, to ensure representation to Government.

Enterprise Educators UK

LCF is a member of Enterprise Educators UK and they support the college to raise awareness about the impact and importance of enterprise education. Enterprise Educators UK is the leading independent membership network for enterprise educators. They enable excellence by connecting educators and practitioners to learn from and inspire each other to develop their practice.