At NACUE Create we recognise the importance and value in nurturing the professional development of creative students, and strive to enhance and develop strong cultures of creativity, innovation and enterprise within the communities we work with.
Our support includes:
The development of student led enterprise groups at institutions (HE and FE) across the UK. Our student led creative enterprise groups are designed to be a local resource for any student who’s looking for some support in starting or developing a creative enterprise.
Individual support for creatives looking to start or develop businesses
Programme and event design and implementation
Looking for work in a fast paced, high impact, creative enterprise friendly environment? We're hiring! Job spec here http://t.co/L4GTEL3NXA
En route to @GoldsmithsUoL to help deliver an enterprise boot camp, we did the same thing this time last year in the sunny outdoors :(
We're hiring! On the hunt for someone who's passionate about creative enterprise and can make exciting things happen. http://t.co/L4GTEL3NXA
Meet our University Groups. We are currently working to establish student led enterprise groups with University Arts London, Royal College of Art, Ravensbourne, Goldsmiths, Winchester University, Liverpool Hope, York St John, Huddersfield, and Central School of Speech and Drama. If you are staff or student and would like us to help you set up a student led university group (free of charge!) please do get in touch.
Newcastle Under Lyme College
NACUE Create are working with the college to found and develop a student led enterprise society. The society comprise of six students who meet weekly, and are currently planning the launch of the £10 challenge.
The society are made up of and are initially targeting creative students.
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion employed NACUE Create to support the college in the provision of some solutions for supporting their non-fashion design focus specific MA graduates in their professional development by carrying out structured research to confirm the needs of the audience and validate a value proposition, and deliver programme recommendations in response to those needs.
Project delivered: March-April 2013.
UCL Advances is currently employing NACUE Create to provide ongoing support to design and implement programmes and initiatives to support creative entrepreneurs within UCL, with a current focus of building initiatives to help showcase the talent the university has to offer.
Our first project has been to put together the Design Make Sell programme: www.ucl.ac.uk/u-create which is taking place between February-March 2013.
Watch this space to see how the programme develops….
We.Create (University Arts London)
We.Create is a student led creative collective empowering University of
the Arts (UAL) students to create their own futures. We.Create bridges the
transition from university to industry, aiding a creative understand better
their audience, market and industry, helping them improve their
business skills and employability prospects.
We.Create is by the students, for the students and of the students.
The Design Marketplace is a new student organisation that gives all creative makers the opportunity to start marketing and sharing their own designs!! The D.M will hold events to bring creative people together -let’s spark new inspiration!!
What students have said about the Design Marketplace:
‘The Design Marketplace was a positive experience and a great opportunity to showcase my work on an alternative platform. I have attempted selling at markets before, but Design Marketplace was far more than an allocated stall, but an opportunity to work alongside creative minds and be inspired. I feel the project has made me more confident for future markets and will help me move forward with my business.’
‘I found out about the Christmas Design Market at the very last minute and felt very fortunate to be involved. It was a great opportunity to showcase my handmade cake stands, get a response and constructive feedback. I also met some very talented and inspiring people, who very extremely helpful with regards to offering advice and useful information. An overall privilege. And want to say a big thank you to Nemi for all her hard work and making it happen.’
‘The Design Marketplace is the most unforgettable and amazing event I have ever participated in! As a design major graduate, I have kept looking for an opportunity to make and sell my creative products although I am currently studying creative and cultural industries at Goldsmiths, not design subject. However, it was not easy task to find a place and way to set up a stall so I was being stuck in the middle of the process. Last year, when I just found the first announcement of the Design Marketplace on the event board of Goldsmiths, I decided immediately to go with this event which seemed an unmissable chance. Considering my previous experiences, it turns out that my decision was definitely correct! Recently, I am thinking of expanding and promoting my personal brand business gradually as I have been motivated by Nemi who is an enthusiastic and dynamic organiser of the Design Marketplace and preparing next event as well. I cannot wait to join the third Design Marketplace in May because it is extremely fun and brilliant!’
‘I had a great time and was very pleased at the turn out of the event. I ended up making more sales than I had anticipated and obtained a nice amount of signatures on my mailing list which I consider to be a big success as well. In the future I would like to sell more albums from friends or collaborators of mine, but only those which have a distinct focus on design. I had customs issues last time, perhaps because it was Xmas but i didn’t receive the albums in time. Next time I will not only be selling my own personal music, but that of a lot of people, and I’ll be better equipped with tracks cued up on my iPod for people to listen.’
Norwich University College of the Arts.
January 2013 a) Why have you started an enterprise society?
We started our society after our Careers adviser at the university suggested the idea to us. Our university has a reasonably active careers department, but one man can’t do everything and we thought we could improve it further.
b) What events have you run so far and how did they go?
We have so far run 3 events (one each month from September) and they have gone pretty successfully! I think our main issue is keeping students informed about our events, and keeping up people’s interests in it. The speakers we have had come in have been varied in their fields and very helpful, giving lots of real-world advice.
c) What are your plans for the rest of the year?
Well we are hoping that at the end of the year, we will be able to host an evening networking and social event inviting local businesses, professionals and community leaders to mingle and meet the talented students of NUA. However right now, we are just doing our best to keep the society up to date and active for our members, which sees us organising speakers for our monthly events, and meeting new people in the community.
d) Why do you think an enterprise society is valuable for the students at NUA?
Our society is especially valuable at NUA because Norfolk is a vibrant and busy county of creative individuals – but if you don’t have the right attitude and knowledge when you graduate, it is easy to get lost amongst the crowd. Our aim is that through our work within the university, and local community we will better prepare our members for life after graduation and the self-employment possibilities available to them.