Enlightening Enterprise event for Screen School students
22 March 2012
'Behind the Scenes' self-employment and freelance event for Liverpool Screen School students.
LJMU's Centre for Entrepreneurship (CforE) has delivered its third event for the Liverpool Screen School (LSS), to help students explore all aspects of self-employment and working freelance. This year's event was designed as a bespoke day for final year Film Studies, Media Professional Studies and Interactive Media students to enable them to meet a number of industry experts from their subject areas.
Students were provided with inspiration to consider self-employment and how to work as a freelance through talks and networking activities at the event. The industry experts introduced themselves to the students and the students took part in a 'speed networking’ session so they could find out more about how to break into their chosen industry.
A Q&A panel with alumni Gemma Butler, Danny Kilbride, Mike Lunt, Deborah Mackay and Rachael Givens, chaired by Dr Corin Willis from LSS, explored their individual journeys from graduation, their tips for success when starting a business and for Gemma, Danny and Rachael, how they had been helped to start up a business through LJMU's Enterprise Fellowship Programme (EFP), which has just launched again for summer 2012 applications.
Speaking after the event, Corin said:
"It was an inspiration to current students to meet graduates who, with help from the Centre for Entrepreneurship, have managed to establish businesses in a short space of time since graduating from Film, MPS and Interactive Media courses. There is currently a national focus on the need for UK plc to start 'making things' again. The event today, with examples from recent Screen School graduates and more established businesses from Liverpool's creative sector, has been a fantastic illustration to our students how, with their involvement, the Creative Industries are going to be at the heart of wealth creation in the 21st century."
If you are a student with a business idea and you would like support to develop your idea, please contact the Centre for Entrepreneurship, call 0151 231 3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the Enterprise Fellowship Programme visit: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Startup/119670.htm
Pictured: Dr Corin Willis chairing the alumni Q&A panel