Creative Enterprise & Development

Creative Enterprise & Development

The Creative Enterprise and Partnership Development team aims to ensure that students are industry ready, entrepreneurial in their outlook and equipped to become freelancers or to start a business within their chosen sector. The team is also the principal point of contact for external partners within the region and supports the University in the development of regional partnerships with local organisations such as Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS), local authorities and business groups.

Creative enterprise

Working closely with the academic staff, the Careers & Employability team and the Students' Union, Creative Enterprise delivers a programme of activities including workshops, webinars, virtual online resources and 1-2-1 mentoring which compliment personal development planning (PDP).

To develop the student entrepreneur we offer specialist subject specific workshops and lectures and a wide variety of events, support services, advice and guidance including webinars and virtual on-line resources. These include:

  • Open access webinar series
  • Sector specific workshops
  • Creative Enterprise inspirational lecture series – How I did it!

Through the Creative Enterprise database of Alumni mentors we will give honest and constructive feedback on early stage business ideas.

The Creative Enterprise and Partnership Development teams aim is to develop incubation services which support our own graduates' start-ups. These include:

  • Games Studio
  • Geek Boutique

UCA's graduates have access to a range of specialist equipment and services to help develop new products and services.

Development

The team is also the principal point of contact for external partners within the region and supports the University in the development of regional partnerships with local organisations such as Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS), local authorities and business groups.

Partnerships and Collaboration

The team has long-established relationships with business, cultural and creative industries and a wealth of experience working in collaboration and partnership across the regions, the UK and Europe as well as internationally.

Working with Business

The Enterprise team is the first port of call for UCA's work with business, projects and the local community. We provide access to a wealth of creative minds through student projects supported by academic leadership.

Contact us

Any questions please contact us:

Clare Wunderly – Creative Enterprise & Partnership Manager (Surrey)
Email: cwunderly@uca.ac.uk

Denise Harmer – Creative Enterprise & Partnership Manager (Kent)
Email: dharmer@uca.ac.uk

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