IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are currently exploring how we will be conducting our Connect To events and meet-ups online. Due to this, the dates and times of these sessions may be subject to change. If you have already registered for any of the meet ups we will send you an email update when plans have been finalised. Please bear with us as we navigate through this time. To keep up with the latest Connect To opportunities and offers, follow them on Instagram: @Connect2network
Connect To: Creative Network is a student-led programme that is funded and facilitated by UAL's Careers & Employability: Creative Shift team. Together we shape the network and support students to 'make things happen' and 'try things out' by working on collaborative projects and through fostering a sense of community. We aim to bridge the gap between education and industry.
Connect To meet up regularly, usually on the first Thursday of the month at London College of Communication (LCC), 5 - 7pm. (Please see dates below and info about how to book a ticket.)
At every Meet Up we invite a Creative Industry professional to come in and have a chat with us, so we can hear about their route into the industry, top tips and tricks for starting out, as well as have a chance to ask questions and connect with them over free food/ refreshments on us!
You'll get to meet with other students across UAL colleges and courses, be a part of planning upcoming Connect To projects and hear about loads of other opportunities, events and collaborative industry focused projects that you can get involved with, (including £ paid roles) so that you can gain new skills, make money or further your creative ambitions, so make sure you're at the next Connect To Meet Up!
Who can come?
We believe in supporting students that are underrepresented in the creative industries and Connect To receives funding to support students that meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Home (UK) students studying on an undergraduate degree course &
- whose parent(s)/ guardian(s) have not completed a University Degree.
If this doesn't apply to you, you can still come along to the meet ups but please note that places on other Connect To opportunities are prioritised for students that meet all the above criteria.
If you need further clarification around this please contact Creative Shift at firstname.lastname@example.org
When are the Connect To: Creative Network Meet Ups for 2019/20?
It is FREE to attend but please book a ticket via Eventbrite, by clicking on the date you want to attend above. You can also find more info on the links about what to expect if you're coming along for the first time and who the industry speaker will be!
Who can I contact about my access requirements?
If you believe there are any barriers to your participation in this event, or you have any access requirements you wish to discuss, we are happy to talk to you. Please contact us in advance by emailing email@example.com or call/ text Lora on 07872816806.