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This networking event is aimed at UCLan staff members.

The terms ‘gig economy’ and ‘portfolio career’ get bandied about a lot, but they’re not just buzzwords; they’re the new way of life for many 20-something year olds.

With the rise of zero-hour contracts, temporary positions and a ferociously competitive jobscape, a lot of our students and graduates are finding themselves looking for alternative employment. Whether they’re looking for something to tide them over until they get their dream job or looking to shape their own future – self-employment is an increasingly popular option.

So, what are the benefits?

Well, for some, having self-employment on their CV helps them get a permanent job in their chosen field! Being able to show that they have the right skills and knowledge to run a business is highly-valued by many employers.

For others, running a business or consultancy lets them do things their own way, rather than fitting into a company that doesn’t match their values.

Then there’s those that simply want a bit of extra money on the side, freelancing alongside poorly-paid internships or entry-level jobs.

Learning how to help

If we’ve piqued your interest, you don’t have to become an expert overnight – that’s why we’re here.

Propeller offers a variety of entrepreneurial assistance, including supporting student projects, delivering classroom sessions and supporting your curriculum development. Come along on the 10th of September to see how we can help you to help your students.

4:00 – 4:30pm Registration

4:30 – 5:00pm Presentation

5:00 – 6:00pm Networking

There will be a pizza buffet with vegetarian options.



Please note that photographs will be taken at this event and on arrival guests will be asked to sign a disclaimer agreeing that the University of Central Lancashire may use images in publications and advertising media, such as brochures, information leaflets, posters and other formats in the promotion of the University. The images may be used in these formats without further permission or payment, for the foreseeable future.

This workshop is partially funded by the U Start project to support students, graduates and university staff to unlock their entrepreneurial potential and become enterprise ready.

Book below to reserve your place on this free event.

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