Self-employment Week: Monday 19 - Thursday, 22 February 2024

Self-employment Week will run from Monday 19 to Thursday, 22 February 2024 in collaboration with Masood Entrepreneurship Centre.

If you're interested in starting your own business, hearing from freelancers and people currently working for themselves, sign up for some of the events below:

Monday 19 February

  • Intro to starting a business 13:00-14:00 (The Atrium, University Place) This workshop is designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to embark on your entrepreneurial journey, whether you're interested in starting a side hustle, managing an existing one, or simply gaining insights into the inner workings of businesses to enhance your career skills.

Tuesday 20 February

  • Meet the Freelancers 13:00-14:00 (The Atrium, University Place) This session will allow you to learn from and network with current freelancers in the world of marketing, TV, translation, photography, journalism and more. You will have the opportunity to explore how freelancers access work opportunities, how they organise and prioritise their workloads, as well as gaining an insight into the benefits and constraints of working in this way.

Wednesday 21 February

  • How To Be a Socially Impactful Entrepreneur? 13:00-14:00 (The Atrium, University Place) This hour-long workshop, delivered by Leigh Wharton, Director of Bubble Enterprises, teaches you all you need to know about what it means to be a socially impactful entrepreneur, not just when working for yourself but also throughout your career.

Thursday 22 February

  • Networking for beginners 13:00-14:00 (The Atrium, University Place) In this hour-long session, we will look at how you can quickly and easily start networking without too much pressure. We will consider the best tools to use to start networking, places it can be useful to approach from a networking standpoint and how to make it work for you.