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Get freelancing

Thinking of becoming a freelancer now or in the future? We can help with events, resources and support.

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Learn the basics of how to become a freelancer or sole trader and discover the wider support available with our service and beyond. We run specific workshops aimed at those interested in freelancing. These workshops will give you an insight into what it takes to become a successful freelancer including how to operate lawfully, marketing yourself and ensuring you get paid.

You don’t need any experience, everyone is welcome, no matter what you’re studying. Whether you don’t have a clue where to start or you already sell your own products/service. Give freelancing a go.

While you can dive in at any point below are some suggestions for the best starting point.


Enter the Moving Mountains Award and pop along to our Founders Fair 


Come along to the next Founders Fair
Friday 24th March, 10am-6pm 

Pick up a unique product and support our thriving entrepreneurial community. With 30 stall holders selling their wares. 

Book the Founders Fair now


Moving Mountains Award 
Deadline 10am on 27th March 

Enter our Moving Mountains Award to win a share of £500! With two categories:

  • Creative Enterprise of the Year  
  • Best Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Initiative

Are you a freelance, a creative small business, an Etsy seller or maybe you just have a stall at a market? If so, we want to hear about you and how your creativity helped you. How does your startup create an inclusive, fulfulling work environment? Share your inspiring story! 

Find out more and enter now 


Video: Izzy Vogel case study
Student Izzy Vogel discusses freelance support at the University.


I found a solution for my business model in the programme that helped focus on my direction and purpose. It was inspiring to hear the story of other entrepreneurs who have succeeded in their endeavours

2022 participant 

The workshop was incredibly useful in helping me understand the steps to take to start out as a freelancer. The workshop put me at ease and allowed me to get my questions answered about my freelancing worries. In addition to this, receiving the Illustrated Freelancers Guide to take away with me has allowed me to learn further about freelancing after the workshop. 

2022 participant 


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