Your Creative Life

Career & Personal Development Planning

Getting to know yourself better by building your skills and experience can give you a real edge in competitive job markets.

Further Study

Are you considering continuing your studies once you've finished your course?

Most students studying at foundation level progress to a degree course.

Teaching and lecturing are popular career choices for UCA graduates. To find out more:

Working for Yourself

Every year around 16% of new UCA graduates enter self-employment as freelancers or business start-ups.

The UCA Creative Enterprise & Development team have a programme of activities including workshops, webinars, virtual online resources and 1-2-1 mentoring that UCA students can access.

Business options

Most people who work for themselves will work as freelancers or sole traders, who do not employ staff. This is simplest way to start, with the least amount of obligations.

Portfolio working

A common work pattern for people in the creative industries is to have more than one job. This has become known as ‘portfolio working’. Some do it by necessity – they need a stable job while, for example, building up their freelance work; while others enjoy the versatility and variety of having multiple jobs.

Contact Us

Click on the tab for your campus to access Careers and Employability support.

Careers & Employability Advisers

Charlotte Kupper

Nikki Martin

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 817 314

Email: gatewaycanterbury@uca.ac.uk

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Creative Enterprise and Development 

Email: enterprise@uca.ac.uk

Twitter: @EnterpriseUCA

Facebook: @CreativeEnterpriseUCA

Careers & Employability Adviser

Neville Kemp 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

 

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1372 202 461

Email: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk

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Creative Enterprise and Development

Email: enterprise@uca.ac.uk

Twitter: @EnterpriseUCA

Facebook: @CreativeEnterpriseUCA

 

Careers & Employability Advisers

Fiona Brooking Thomas

Steven Gordon 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1252 892 709 

Email: gatewayfarnham@uca.ac.uk 

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Creative Enterprise and Development

Email: enterprise@uca.ac.uk

Twitter: @EnterpriseUCA

Facebook: @CreativeEnterpriseUCA

 

Careers & Employability Adviser

Jan Rowan 

To book an appointment please go to the Gateway Desk in the Library.

Connect with us:

        

Gateway

Telephone: +44 (0)1634 888 734

Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk 

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Creative Enterprise and Development

Email: enterprise@uca.ac.uk

Twitter: @EnterpriseUCA

Facebook: @CreativeEnterpriseUCA