Why are universities always chasing the next unicorn? Now, I don’t mean a unicorn as in the mythical horn-headed creature featured in thousands of years of European art and literature. Nor do I mean that “special someone” that hapless romantics fantasise about meeting in a magical way just like they do in the movies.
We’ve all heard about the rise of the side hustle. For those in full-time employment, a side hustle presents an opportunity to increase your income while exploring new passions. But what about students who are preparing to enter this rapidly changing workspace?
Freelancing while at University has become a genuine alternative to working behind a bar or in a coffee shop. It's flexible, pays well and allows students to develop their skills whilst studying. A student who can offer a freelance service can often earn more than a student working a part-time job whilst improving their craft. We caught up with student Maria Chirica who has started developing a freelance modelling career during her studies. She talks about how she got started, balancing study with freelance work and tips about being a student freelancer. [read-more]
Still don't know what you want to do with your life? You're not the only one. Creative-minds, in particular, often question the merits of going to university and for good reason. We look at why more students are choosing the freelance life over a university education and what you should consider before making your mind up.
With rising university fees making it near impossible for students to gain an education and be debt free, more college leavers are looking at fashion apprenticeships as a viable career path.
We're very proud to announce our #FUTUREFREELANCERS campaign in conjunction with the London College of Fashion that aims to help students in their 2nd year find professional freelancers to learn from, assist with and get a real feel for freelancing life. Get involved.
More students than ever before are freelancing during universities and aspiring to set up on their own after university yet the statistics show a lack of support and guidance from within. Here's the stats courtesy of PolicyBee.