The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed is now partnered with 10 universities across the UK after beginning new partnerships with Leeds Arts University, the University of Westminster and Birbeck University.
The University of Westminster and Leeds Arts University both already offer careers advice on self-employment, however, by partnering with IPSE, they will be significantly extending their support for aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Through IPSE, universities will have access to freelancing guides and business materials for their students. Those wanting to join the self-employed sector will also be able to attend IPSE workshops and events, as well as receiving a wide range of support materials and regular industry and policy updates and they will have all the latest information about pursuing a self-employed career.
Chris Bryce, IPSE’s CEO, commented, “This is a significant expansion of our university partnerships programme, and an important step forward in how we engage with students aspiring to self-employment. We greatly look forward to working with the University of Westminster and Leeds Arts University – and also renewing our highly successful partnership with Birkbeck.”
Shiela Birungi, University of Westminster Creative Enterprise Centre and Student Entrepreneurship Programme Manager, added, “At the core of our mission at the Creative Enterprise Centre is promoting and championing self-employment and entrepreneurship as a valid graduate career pathway for University of Westminster students. We look forward to working with IPSE as university partners, giving our students the chance to take full advantage of their wide-ranging resources and services for freelancers and the self-employed.”
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