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How to be a great freelancer: Introductory Session

A short online preview to our freelancer series in May

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A short introduction to the freelancer series from NTU Enterprise and Alison Grade.

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Event details

NTU Enterprise welcomes entrepreneurs to join us for an event with Alison Grade to provide a preview of what guests can expect from our upcoming series 'How to be a great freelancer'. During this event, Alison Grade will provide an introduction to our exciting new course and answer questions from our team and guests about what to expect from the series.

About the course

NTU Enterprise is working with Alison Grade to deliver a series of workshops for entrepreneurs on how to be great freelancers.

Being a great freelancer is more than being great at working ‘in’ the work you want to do – you need to be great at working ‘on’ your freelancing. In this series of workshops you’ll learn from author of The Freelance Bible, Alison Grade, how to work ‘on’ your freelancing. and prepare yourself so you are best positioned to find the work you want to do.

With the world of work changing and many more people looking to freelancing for their career, author of The Freelance Bible, Alison Grade is will take you through how to rethink your skills and unlock new opportunities.

This workshop series will give practising freelancers the knowledge and confidence to be great freelancers as well as a framework which they can use to work ‘on’ their freelancing and build successful and sustainable freelance careers.

When is the course?

We will deliver this course in two ways.

  • 4 week series for practising freelancers
  • 6 week student workshop series (coming soon)

4 week series - Click here to reserve your place

27 April 2021 - Introduction

06 May 2021 - Building Brand Me

13 May 2021 - Valuing Yourself - Show me the Money!

20 May 2021 -  Practicalities of freelancing

26 May 2021 - Winning New Clients

About Alison Grade

Alison describes her key skill as transforming creative ideas into a business reality.

She accomplishes this with the films she produces, the creative entrepreneurs she mentors, SMEs and freelancers she advises and, in her Penguin, published book, The Freelance Bible.

Alison has an unique skillset in that she has formal academic training (INSEAD MBA); has worked at senior level in many media companies; is an entrepreneur who has established several businesses and is a Nesta accredited Creative Enterprise trainer and mentor.

She is a regular speaker on freelancing and her clients include ScreenSkills, IPSE, BBC, The Guardian and
She brings her passion, knowledge and experience with her in all the work she does.

For more information about Alison and her work:


2 pm - Session start and introduction to 'How to be a great Freelancer'


3.30 pm - Event close

Booking information

To join this online session, please click ‘reserve your place’ and our team will contact you with a link for your diary.

Joining the event

Please use this link to join the online session on Tuesday 27 April at 2 pm

For more information about this event, please contact:

Giselle Martin
Marketing and Events, Enterprise Innovation Centre, NTU
+44 115 84 82884

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Still need help?

Giselle Martin
+44 115 84 82884