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Support for your career, freelancer and business start-up ambitions with Graduate Futures at LCF

Graduate Futures at LCF
Graduate Futures at LCF
Graduate Futures at LCF
Written by
Internal Communications
Published date
12 January 2021

BA Fashion Design and Development student, Ashwini Deshpande recently won the Mayors Enterprise award in the ‘Creative Industries’ category for “Art-Z” - her highly innovative software business that uses machine learning to reduce the amount of fabric wastage in the fashion industry. Ashwini also won the LCF Enterprise Challenge earlier this year, receiving support from LCF’s Graduate Futures team to prepare for both competitions, where she received funding amounting to £27k to develop her business. Ashwini said of the support

“The LCF Graduate Futures Team has consistently supported me on my entrepreneurial journey over the last year and a half, from advising me on everything from partnerships, to giving me legal information. They always help me believe in myself, which helps me compete and move forward!”

This is one of many examples where Graduate Futures have supported the entrepreneurial ambitions of our students and they can also support with you careers knowledge and professional development.

Graduate Futures webinar series: January - March 2021

LCF Graduate Futures have a new series of online webinars and workshops to support your career, freelancer and business start-up ambitions. This term you can sign up for the following sessions;


Business modelling for start-ups and freelancers - 20 January

New Year: Goal setting and action planning - 22 January

Practitioner in Residence tutorials (for Postgraduate students only) - 26 January - 3 February

Careers in Fashion: Fashion technology with FIA and STITCH3D - 26 January


Team working and collaboration - 3 February

LCF Enterprise Challenge Launch - 4 February

Starting a business virtual bootcamp - every Saturday from 6 - 27 February

Finance Matters: How to build your finance plan - 17 February

Practitioner in Residence tutorials (for Postgraduate students only) - 22-25 February

Careers in Fashion: Diversity in the workplace - 23 February

Sales and marketing - 24 February


Research and professional pathways webinar for Postgraduate students - 1 March

Pitching to win - 3 March

Venture Crawl - 10 March

Branding and value creation - 10 march

Video mock interview application - 15 March

How to implement a circular fashion model - 16 March

Social enterprise: The science of crowd funding - 17 March

Practitioner in Residence tutorials - (for Postgraduate students only) - 25-31 March

UAL Creative Hack - 29 March

Careers in Fashion: Alumni journeys - 30 March

See what else is happening at LCF on our What's on page - including LCF Archive workshops and industry talks and much more.