The Enterprise Studio

This week’s Enterprise Studio events, opportunities and advice…

The Enterprise Studio is in operation at this time, although staff are now working from home, we are working our usual office hours 9am-5pm and receiving emails. We can offer you careers guidance via Zoom, email or phone call interview. If you would like to arrange a time with the service, please email careers@gsa.ac.uk Business advice and enterprise inquiries please contact: Libby Anson: l.anson@gsa.ac.uk

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

If you are a final year student and looking for graduate employment opportunities, don’t forget that Graduate Schemes, Training and Opportunities launch in September and will be advertised throughout your final year. Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and apply within the deadlines. This week’s selected opportunities are:

In your 3rd year of study and interested in a graduate scheme? Did you know that many graduate employers run summer internship programmes… check out the current internship vacancies: https://targetjobs.co.uk/internships 

PAID INTERNSHIPS, TRAINING & VOLUNTEERING

Digital Graphic Design placement Nestle ( Paid York Deadline: 8/10/22): https://www.prospects.ac.uk/employer-profiles/nestle-19812/jobs/digital-graphic-design-placement-2688215?sortBy=dp&size=20&page=2

Atkins Human Factors Placement 2022 ( Paid Location: Various Deadline:3/12/21): https://careers.snclavalin.com/atkins-early-careers/job/human-factors-placement-scheme-2022-in-aldershot-bristol-london-warrington-jid-18853

CREATIVE SECTOR NEWS + PROFESSIONAL ADVICE & EVENTS

GSA Careers Service: Applying to Postgraduate Study

Wednesday 20th October 2021 2pm

This session will explore how to research, apply and fund post graduate study. Providing top tips on deciding on a programme, understanding different qualifications, writing your application statement and much more. All welcome.

Zoom link: https://gsa-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/95724403316?pwd=MDJLUkNIc1I0VGlBdDErSmdMS0REdz09

All welcome

Working Space: Writing a Funding Application

Wednesday 27 October 2021      17:00 – Online

This practical Working Space event lead by Briana Pegado will take you through the process of writing successful funding applications. It aims to cover all aspects of structuring your application and offer top tips and advice to ensure that your submissions have every chance of success.

Book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-a-funding-application-tickets-160949659765

Digital Blog shares fantastic insights and advice on running inclusive meetings, read it here: https://digitalblog.coop.co.uk/2021/09/27/inclusive-meetings-encouraging-collaboration-from-all/

Bubble jobs share 10 ways to speed up your job search: https://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/blog/blog/10-ways-to-speed-up-your-job-search/

Charity Digital Share top tips for successful funding bids, read it here: https://charitydigital.org.uk/topics/tips-for-writing-successful-funding-bids-9283?utm_sq=gvbnzwsf6k&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=artsfundraising&utm_content=afp-thirdparty

Art UK discover the work of the Sculpture Placement Group: https://artuk.org/discover/stories/the-sculpture-placement-group-prolonging-the-lifespan-of-artworks#

Historic Environment Scotland are running an Climate Resilience Summit free to attend 27/10/21 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-resilience-heritage-summit-tickets-180113112167

Creativeboom have just added Games, Digital and Product Design to their recourses find out more: https://www.creativeboom.com/

Congratulations Scott Smith S&J 2021 Graduate who features in the Craft Councils best in class list: https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/stories/best-in-class-8-craft-graduates-to-watch

GSA GRADUATES, TRAINING & CREATIVE BUSINESS

Digital media for creatives – 26 October 2021 – 14:00-16:30

For creative businesses, social and digital media are essential ways of connecting with your audience, building your brand and awareness of your creative practice. This workshop is led by Gary Ennis, founder of digital training consultancy NS Design Ltd. Find more information and book here

Understanding your market and customers – 27 October 2021 – 13:00-14:00

You may have heard that 90% of new businesses fail, but what’s the story behind this scary statistic? Most of these failures are linked to a poor understanding of customer needs and target markets. This 1-hour interactive workshop will teach you the first steps of interacting with your potential customers and using their feedback to shape your proposition. Find more information and book here

From idea to market: getting your business ready – 10 November 2021 – 13:00-14:00

Starting a business is about more than money. You will require a variety of resources at different stages of development. This 1-hour interactive workshop will cover the skills, people, infrastructure and funding needs that you need to consider as your project moves from idea to market. Find more information and book here

Creative Communication – 16 November 2021 – 14:00-16:00

Does the thought of communicating your idea fill you with dread? Have no fear, this essential skill is one that can be mastered and, if you have a background in the performing arts, you already understand how to connect with your audience. Find out how to communicate your business idea clearly and credibly at this practical, hands-on session. Come prepared to participate! Workshop leader: Mel Sherwood. Find more information and book here

Business models and route to market – 24 November 2021 – 13:00-14:00

How will your business make money? How will your product or service reach your customers? In a post-COVID world, sustainable business models and routes to market are more important than ever. Find more information and book here

Start-up Finance – 2 December 2021 – 13:00-14:00

This workshop will provide emerging entrepreneurs with an overview of the various funding options available to start-up/spin-out companies in Scotland. This session will analyse different funding routes and will advise on which ones should be considered depending on the business development stage. Find more information and book here

Who can apply for a workshop place? The weekend workshop is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students from any subject background can apply. The focus of the weekend workshop is on new ideas and solving challenges.

Call for proposals: youth climate anxiety artwork for COP 26 – application deadline is 19th October!!

Who we are: Avaaz is a global campaigning organization with 69 million members around the world working passionately to solve the biggest challenges of our time. From defending human rights and protecting democracies from disinformation, to standing up for indigenous rights, ensuring biodiversity protected areas and pushing governments for urgent climate action.

What we are looking for: A large-scale art installation/performance to be displayed during the COP 26 to help frame the media narrative and put pressure on government leaders. We want the artwork to explore youth climate anxiety, using as inspiration the campaign and study Avaaz helped launch last month. The artwork/performance can be existing or repurposed.

Where will the artwork be located: The art installation/performance will ideally be displayed in the surroundings of the COP 26 venue- the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow. The final location will depend on the nature of theartwork chosen. It needs to be both weatherproof and non-permanent.

The brief:

Completion date of work: The artwork needs to be installed/displayed between Sunday 31 October – Friday 12 November

How to apply: Email Fey Marin fey@avaaz.org

1) a written statement (500 words max) saying why the artist(s) want to be considered for this commission and their ideas for the installation/performance, including potential materials

2) 6 photos of existing work

Application deadline:  Tuesday October 19 2021, by midnight

Selected artwork to be announced:  Friday 22 October, 2021

For submissions and any questions contact: Fey Marin – Creative Campaigner | fey@avaaz.org  – using the subject line: Proposal for COP26 art installation/performance

Arrange your careers meeting today email: careers@gsa.ac.uk

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