Get involved! Connect To: Creative Network Meet Ups
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. We aim to foster a sense of community and bridge the gap between education and industry.
About Connect To Meet Ups
Connect To meet up once a month, usually on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 - 7pm. At every Meet Up we invite an creative industry professional come in and have a chat with us, so we can hear about their route into the industry, what they do, and their top tips and tricks for starting out.
Our speakers are from diverse backgrounds that reflect the diversity of the students we work with. You'll get to ask questions, meet with other students across UAL colleges, hear about loads of other opportunities & events that you can get involved with, (including £ paid roles) and hear about other student-led projects or promote things you’re working on! So make sure you're at the next Connect To Meet Up!
Be the first to hear who our guest speakers are and keep up to date with us by following us on our Instagram: @connect2network or signing up to Creative Shift’s monthly e-newsletter by clicking here.
What to Expect from Each Month's Session:
- 5:30 - 7pm
- ‘Check ins’
- Updates & Opportunities
- Industry Speaker: - Anjelica Roselyn
- Chat & Connect
Creative shift acknowledges the barriers that exist for people of colour in the creative industries. Connect To is an inclusive space that prioritises students from underrepresented backgrounds in line with Creative Shift’s eligibility criteria (see below). For this reason, Connect To remains a safe space for black and brown students. We are committed to actively supporting our students to create a more diverse cultural sector.
Connect To receives funding to support students that meet the following criteria, in line with UAL’s Access & Participation Plan:
You must currently be a Home (UK) student studying on an undergraduate degree course at UAL and one or more of the following statements apply to you:
- I am a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic student
- My parent(s)/ guardian(s) have not completed a University Degree.
- I receive the UAL bursary
- I am a care leaver
- I have caring responsibilities (i.e you are a parent or look after a disabled or elderly family member)
- I am disabled according to the Equality Act 2010
- I have taken part in the UAL Insights programme
If this doesn't apply to you, you can still come along but please note that we need to track this for funding purposes so please book the correct ticket type when registering.
If you need further clarification around this please contact Creative Shift at email@example.com
Creative Shift believe in shaping a diverse creative industry and support students who are currently underrepresented in the creative industries.
When are the Connect To: Creative Network Meet Ups for 2020/21?
- Book your ticket
- 5th Nov with Josh Akapo, creative agency founder
- 3rd Dec with Ifeanyi Awachie, curator
- 14th Jan with Kei Maye
- 4th Feb with Samuel Ade
- 4th Mar with Anjelica Roselyn
- 6th May
- 3rd Jun
- 1st Jul
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 digital access requirements you wish to discuss, we are happy to talk to you. Please contact us in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call/ text Shani on 07562169926.