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How To Be A Great Freelancer: Taster Session

Freelance workshop taster
Networking | Workshops

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

  • From: Wednesday 8 December 2021, 12.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 8 December 2021, 1.30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 7 December 2021, 3.00 pm
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Event details

Already freelancing or want to know more about how you can use your skills to boost your self-employment options? NTU Enterprise welcomes you to join us for an event with Alison Grade to provide a preview of what guests can expect from our popular returning series 'How To Be A Great Freelancer'.

During this online event, Diana Pasek-Atkinson and Alison Grade will introduce this value-packed course and answer questions from guests about what to expect from the series.

About the course

NTU Enterprise is working with Alison Grade, author of The Freelance Bible, to deliver a series of workshops for anyone who wants to know more about how to be a great freelancer.

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 how to work ‘on’ your freelancing and prepare yourself so you are best positioned to thrive in the work you want to do.

This workshop series is essential for anyone looking to work in the creative industries on graduation or in general. A recent Creative Industries Federation report on freelancing showed that 47% of work in the creative industries is freelance. It’s highly likely that graduates will need to be ready to work as freelancers if not by design, then by necessity.

This workshop series will give you the knowledge and confidence to be a great freelancer as well as a framework you can use to work ‘on’ your freelancing and build a successful and sustainable freelance career.

When is the course?

Wednesday 2 February 2022 - What’s my secret sauce? (Online)

Wednesday 9 February 2022 - Show me the Money! (Online)

Wednesday 16 February 2022 - Winning new clients (Online)

Wednesday 23 February 2022 - Freelancer Club

Wednesday 2 March 2022 - Practicalities of freelancing (Hybrid session including networking)

Book on to the How to Be a Great Freelancer Series here.


12.30 pm - Welcome from NTU Enterprise

12.35 pm - Alison Grade introduces the How To Be A Great Freelancer series

1.00 pm - Q&A

1.30 pm - Event close

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 a unique skill set 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:

About Matt Dowling 

Matt Dowling is an entrepreneur, campaigner, speaker, activist, writer and consultant who has featured on radio, podcasts, in print and online publications discussing a range of entrepreneurial topics, fighting for the rights of the self-employed and addressing issues faced by freelancers.

Founder of Freelancer Club, a support network inspired by Matt’s own experience with an unpaid £11,000 invoice that made national news, the Club provides freelancers with essential resources to help them develop and value their talent whilst facilitating connections between companies and freelance talent using cutting-edge technology.

Booking information

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

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Deshaun Hancock
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