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We offer a wide range of face-to-face skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start.

All workshops are bookable through Advantage via the 'Book now...' link.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Starts: 20 May 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 20 May 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 6
This is an EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. At the time of booking you must be registered on the MOS programme & scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application/s. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 3 May.

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Starts: 21 May 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 21 May 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 7
This is an EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. At the time of booking you must be registered on the MOS programme & scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application/s. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 7 May.

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Word: Formatting your dissertation or thesis

Starts: 28 May 2019 1:30 PM
Finishes: 28 May 2019 4:30 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 6
Ready to type up your dissertation/thesis? Learn about heading styles & captions to create automatic Table of Contents, Table of Figures, etc. Apply different page number formats and change page orientation via Section breaks.
- Not suitable for Word beginners.
- Bookings open 14 May.

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Starts: 4 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 4 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 8
This is an EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. At the time of booking you must be registered on the MOS programme & scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application/s. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 21 May.

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iDEA Digital Award: Get Started

Starts: 6 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth, room L01.17
Remaining places: 16
iDEA is an online programme to improve your digital, enterprise and employability skills. Come along to learn more, sign up and get started.

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Starts: 24 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 8
This is an EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. At the time of booking you must be registered on the MOS programme & scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application/s. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 10 June.

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 5 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 5 Jun 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Peel Building room 107 (1st floor)
Remaining places: 26
Looking at how to be a critical student

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Academic resilience – a stronger, smarter, better you

Starts: 6 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 6 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, Room 302
Remaining places: 30
This session is aimed at helping students to build their academic resilience.

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How to reference and avoid plagiarism APA 6th (Harvard) style

Starts: 13 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 13 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Maxwell building room 824
Remaining places: 30
An introduction to the APA 6th (Harvard) style referencing system

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 5 Jul 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 5 Jul 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Newton Building, room 238/239
Remaining places: 30
Looking at how to be a critical student

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Academic resilience – a stronger, smarter, better you

Starts: 10 Jul 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 10 Jul 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, L616
Remaining places: 30
This session is aimed at helping students to build their academic resilience.

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How to Reference and Avoid Plagiarism (APA 6th (Harvard) Style)

Starts: 24 Jul 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jul 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Mary Seacole Building, Room 136
Remaining places: 30
An introduction to the APA 6th (Harvard) style referencing system

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We want you to be at your best for study. The following workshops are provided by the Wellbeing Service. The Wellbeing Service can help you find ways to cope with the everyday stresses of student life. Be this through attending workshops or attending one to one appointments. A Wellbeing Adviser will listen and offer personal and practical support. You can contact the Wellbeing Service through the following ways:

  • Email: wellbeing@salford.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 1 then option 1 again)
  • Through Advantage booking system
  • In person at the askus desk at University House

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The following workshops are delivered by the Careers and Enterprise Team. We offer a range of careers support, from online resources to face-to-face appointments and workshops. This includes services like CV checks, mock interviews and help with planning your career. Visit Careers and Enterprise for further information. You can contact the team on:
Email: careers@salford.ac.uk
Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 5)


CV drop in

Starts: 3 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 3 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Writing a Winning CV and Covering Letter

Starts: 3 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 3 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 0
This is a practical workshop looking at how to put together a strong CV. The session will cover content, layout and how to sell your skills in a CV, whether on paper or online. We will cover CVs for part-time work as well as CVs for graduate jobs.

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Job Hunting That Works

Starts: 4 Jun 2019 11:00 AM
Finishes: 4 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 6
It’s not what you know but who you know…

This workshop will give you an understanding of how the job market works and how job searchers can use this knowledge to broaden the strategies they use to land that graduate role.

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CV drop in

Starts: 4 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 4 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 5 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 5 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Preparing for Interviews

Starts: 5 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 5 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 6
Learn how to handle job interviews with confidence.

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CV drop in

Starts: 6 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 7 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 7 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Preparing for an Assessment Centre

Starts: 7 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 7 Jun 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 11
This session should help you feel more confident when invited to an assessment centre. Come along to find out more about what to expect if you are invited to an assessment day and to gain some experience in some of the areas of an assessment centre.

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Using Social Media for your Career

Starts: 10 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Finishes: 10 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 8
This is a practical session for those interested in using social media for career development, networking and job search.

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CV drop in

Starts: 10 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 10 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 11 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 11 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 12 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 12 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Writing a Winning CV and Covering Letter

Starts: 12 Jun 2019 5:00 PM
Finishes: 12 Jun 2019 6:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 7
This is a practical workshop looking at how to put together a strong CV. The session will cover content, layout and how to sell your skills in a CV, whether on paper or online. We will cover CVs for part-time work as well as CVs for graduate jobs.

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CV drop in

Starts: 13 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 13 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Job Hunting That Works

Starts: 13 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 13 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 11
It’s not what you know but who you know…

This workshop will give you an understanding of how the job market works and how job searchers can use this knowledge to broaden the strategies they use to land that graduate role.

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CV drop in

Starts: 14 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 14 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 17 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 17 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Self Awareness and Peak Performance

Starts: 17 Jun 2019 11:00 AM
Finishes: 17 Jun 2019 12:30 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 12
Peak Performance will give you the understanding and self-awareness to be able to perform to the maximum of your ability, to have that feeling of confidence, effortlessness and total concentration on the task.

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Preparing for Interviews

Starts: 18 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Finishes: 18 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 11
learn how to handle job interviews with confidence.

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CV drop in

Starts: 18 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 18 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 19 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 19 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Job Hunting That Works

Starts: 19 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 19 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 12
It’s not what you know but who you know…

This workshop will give you an understanding of how the job market works and how job searchers can use this knowledge to broaden the strategies they use to land that graduate role.

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Writing a Winning CV and Covering Letter

Starts: 20 Jun 2019 11:00 AM
Finishes: 20 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 12
This is a practical workshop looking at how to put together a strong CV. The session will cover content, layout and how to sell your skills in a CV, whether on paper or online. We will cover CVs for part-time work as well as CVs for graduate jobs.

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CV drop in

Starts: 20 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 20 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 21 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 21 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Using Social Media for your Career

Starts: 24 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 12
This is a practical session for those interested in using social media for career development, networking and job search.

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CV drop in

Starts: 24 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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CV drop in

Starts: 25 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 25 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 1
CV drop in

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Job Hunting That Works

Starts: 25 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 12
It’s not what you know but who you know…

This workshop will give you an understanding of how the job market works and how job searchers can use this knowledge to broaden the strategies they use to land that graduate role.

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CV drop in

Starts: 26 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Starts: 26 Jun 2019 2:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 9
The workshop is an overview of the five key skills that underpin EI, and how mastery over each and every one of them is essential to your success in the workplace

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CV drop in

Starts: 27 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 27 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Writing a Winning CV and Covering Letter

Starts: 28 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Event Room 1
Remaining places: 7
This is a practical workshop looking at how to put together a strong CV. The session will cover content, layout and how to sell your skills in a CV, whether on paper or online. We will cover CVs for part-time work as well as CVs for graduate jobs.

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CV drop in

Starts: 28 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Jun 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, University House, Room 2
CV drop in

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Part-time Jobs & Volunteering Fair

Starts: 2 Oct 2019 11:00 AM
Finishes: 2 Oct 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Maxwell Hall
Looking for a part-time job or volunteering role? Come and meet employers offering part-time/ vacation-period jobs.

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Teaching Futures Careers Event. Thinking of Teaching as a career?

Starts: 9 Oct 2019 11:00 AM
Finishes: 9 Oct 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: North Side Space in University House.
Thinking of Teaching as a potential career? Come along to this information event where you can find out about the different routes into teaching from different providers (PGCE, Schools Direct.....)

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Built Environment Careers Fair October 2019

Starts: 23 Oct 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Oct 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell Hall, Maxwell Upper Hall
Come along to the the Built Environment Careers Fair to meet employers offering placement and graduate job opportunities.

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Computing, Science and Engineering Careers Fair October 2019

Starts: 30 Oct 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Oct 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Maxwell Upper Hall
Come and meet employers offering placement and/or graduate vacancies to students within Computing,Science and Engineering

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Business, Finance & Management Careers Fair November 2019

Starts: 6 Nov 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Nov 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell Hall, Maxwell Upper Hall
Come and meet employers offering placement and/or graduate vacancies within the Business, Finance & Management sector

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Environment & Life Sciences Careers Fair November 2019

Starts: 13 Nov 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 13 Nov 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell Hall, Maxwell Upper Hall
The Environment and Life Sciences Careers Fair is open to all students interested in a career within environment & geography, wildlife, conservation, biology and life science disciplines. Organisations will highlight opportunities and work insights to help support your future career plans.

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The following workshops are delivered by the Enterprise Team. The Enterprise Team provide various Masterclass workshops on Enterprise and being Entrepreneurial. Visit Careers and Enterprise for further information. You can contact the team on:
Email: enterprise@salford.ac.uk
Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 5)


Enterprise Masterclass: Business Planning and Funding

Starts: 22 May 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 22 May 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
Remaining places: 17
This session is aimed at helping you develop initial ideas into an official Business Plan. We will then discuss funding options that could help kick start your business.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Effective Networking

Starts: 6 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
Remaining places: 22
Why Network? Successful networking skills can raise your profile, build self-confidence, gain/share knowledge, create new contacts, and source new business. Successful networking is relevant to everyone, whether you want to be self-employed or employed in either the public or private sector.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Market Research

Starts: 27 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
Remaining places: 25
This session will give you an understanding of your customer, the value of customer trust, how to build it, how to research your market, how to segment your market, and how to increase sales. You will think laterally about customer understanding and to break down the marketing mix into stages.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Personal Branding

Starts: 2 Jul 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Jul 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
Remaining places: 25
In this session you will learn the importance of branding for your business. We will explore why it is important to be self-aware and the image you project to your customers, through personal interactions and social media.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Social Media

Starts: 23 Jul 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Jul 2019 2:30 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
Remaining places: 25
Learn how to use Social Media such as Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter Instagram to enhance new business start-ups/ business growth

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Enterprise Masterclass: Working Freelance

Starts: 20 Aug 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 20 Aug 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
Remaining places: 25
Want to work freelance but unsure of the next steps? Whether working freelance is just an idea or you are ready to start now, this event will give you the opportunity to learn valuable freelancing skills to help make working freelance a reality.

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