Employability Activities & Events

Your Careers & Employability Team offer a number of activities and events to support you, whether you want to go into employment or work as a freelancer.

Careers Workshops

Throughout the year, there will be a number of careers workshops focussing on core themes and good practice. These will cover a range of topics such as creative job searches, CVs and covering letters, application forms, interviews, graduate schemes, routes into teaching, further study and gaining work experience.

Start-up Wednesdays

Thinking of becoming a freelancer?

Start-Up Wednesdays is a series of workshops, delivered by expert practitioners, which will provide you with insights into setting up on your own so that you can turn your ideas into a reality. The programme covers a range of topics crucial to business success, including: self-employment, viability, marketing, finance, legal matters, client negotiation and much more.

Employability Fortnight

To help you plan for your life after university, as well as develop your understanding of professionalism and business awareness, we will deliver two weeks of compulsory employability activities to all Level 5 students. Career specialists and creative practitioners will deliver all workshops, providing you with first-hand expertise aimed to support your career progression.

Creative Careers Fair

Looking for work experience or a job after graduation? Need advice on what you can do now to prepare you for a career in the creative sector? Join us at Leeds Arts University’s Creative Career Fair.

There will be a number of employers and industry professionals on hand to offer information and advice about creativity in the region and great opportunities for students and recent graduates.

1-2-1 Speed Mentoring

Experts from the local and creative industries offer speedy 10 minute mentoring sessions on a range of subjects, such as exhibiting your work, intellectual property, working with agencies, creativity in the region, setting up as a freelance, writing business plans, PR and marketing, and much more.

Freelance Summer School

Final year students and recent graduates are eligible to apply for the weeklong, intensive Freelancers’ Summer School, providing the information needed to set up your own business as a graduate. Develop your business plan and pitch to a panel of industry professionals for the chance to win the Vice-Chancellor’s Enterprise Award – £500 worth of mentoring.

Find out more

For more information, contact Careers, Employability & Enterprise at careers@leeds-art.ac.uk. You can find details about all of our live events and activities on the Careers Portal.