Supporting students from London to Liverpool
IPSE is delighted to announce that University of Liverpool and University of Arts London College of Fashion, have joined IPSE as University Partners.
IPSE is working with these universities to develop workshops in the New Year which will support those students considering self-employment as a career opportunity. Workshops will address practical processes of setting up and running a business, as well as the benefits and challenges of working for yourself.
As we witness a significant growth in the number of young people becoming self-employed – a huge increase of 51% since 2008 – universities are recognising the importance of demonstrating that self-employment is a viable career option for students whilst at university, upon graduation or later in their careers.
University of Liverpool and University of Arts London College of Fashion join Nottingham Trent University School of Art and Design, Middlesex University and University of Sussex as IPSE’s University Partners.
We are proud to support students across the UK who are considering running their own businesses.
Denise Chilton, Enterprise Co-ordinator at University of Liverpool
“We are looking to raise awareness that self-employment is an exciting career option for students either when they graduate or at some later point in their career. We want to be able to provide students and graduates who want to work for themselves with the relevant information, advice and guidance. It is also an opportunity to invite others to consider a career option they may not have thought about previously”.
Dan Henderson, Associate Dean: Enteprise and Head of Student Enteprise at University of Arts, London College of Fashion:
“London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London is excited to be an affiliate partner to the UK’s largest network of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed. This partnership will be instrumental to the development of our student’s skill set for those looking to begin their career in self-employment”