For students

Creative and Freelance Entrepreneurs

We are THE freelance advice service at the University of Edinburgh.

Creative entrepreneurs

We are dedicated to supporting students and recent graduates working on creative ideas, this can be anything within advertising, marketing, architecture, crafts, graphic design, product design, fashion, media, IT software or services, publishing, museums, galleries and libraries, music, performing or visual arts, animation, video games and heritage. If you think you might look at freelancing now or in the future, we can help. Whether you want to sell and earn commission for your artwork, start your own editing and copy writing service or an online shop selling t-shirt designs you would be considered a freelancer.


  • Creative Business Ideas Competition 

If you have a creative business idea you think could make money, tell us about it and you could win part of £1,000! We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Creative Informatics to bring you this new theme.

Apply now 



  • Freelance Workshop, will return September 2020 

Do you want to turn your creative passion into your career? Why not sign up for one of our How to Become a Freelancer workshop where we take you through all you need to know to get your freelancing career off the ground. We will cover everything from getting you legal to marketing yourself and finding the right customers to getting paid and much, much more.  We will also give you an insight into the wide range of support and resources that is out there – all designed to get your freelancing career off to a flying start!

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  • Creative Enterprise Foundation Programme, now closed. 

This eight-week programme will help you fast-track your idea and help you gain the business skills needed to startup. Pick and choose your events and workshops for a tailored experience, with a business adviser providing more support and a community of like-minded creatives. There is also the chance to win part of £1,000 in funding. 

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