International Citizen Service (ICS) offers you the chance to use the knowledge and skills from your course to help fight global poverty, whilst also developing valuable skills for employment. ICS is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme that supports young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to global poverty. Funded by the Department for International Development, we’re building a generation of global citizens.
Restless Development is the youth-led development agency. We know that young people have the energy, commitment and skills to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
WHATOn a 12-week placement, you’ll work with young people on exciting and valuable programmes. You could be:
Part of a business enterprise programme, supporting young people to develop the skills needed to run their own business
Running dance4life workshops, which involve using dance and music to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS
Running fun and interactive careers fairs for young people
Running computer training sessions for young people who have limited access to IT equipment
has been launched to celebrate International Women’s Day. Navigator is a practical guide that will help you plan your future in business and it includes advice, tips, self-diagnostic tools, research and thought leadership on the challenges women face in business including:
The start of your working life
Making your next move
Your first step into management
Becoming a leader
Picking up where you left off – coming back into the workplace
The realities of work/life balance
Handling your first crisis
Brought to you by everywomanClub, a membership group of senior women in business, the Navigator is for women who want to reach their full potential within an organisation or achieve success in their own businesses.
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While we have always said that planning is the key to the success of your business, it is a common misconception that the planning only occurs at the start of the process. Planning is positive habit and the new year is a very good time to stick to it. So we have two guides for you – one for those of you just starting and one for those of you who have started.
Web Fuelled Business events are full day bootcamps designed to help you, the small business, learn how to use the web to increase sales, save money and go global. You will come away with a plan of action and practical, no-nonsense tactics to improve your marketing, your sales, your conversion, and your productivity on the web.
The event also provides a networking opportunity and a chance to meet other SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Events are held throughout the UK. The London date is still to be confirmed but you can register your interest.
StuConnect is the platform for students and graduates to connect, share and develop skills. Students across the country from all levels and disciplines will be able to locate each other and collaborate on business or study related projects.
Who is StuConnect for?
Stu Connect is for you if:
You are studying and have an interest in starting a business or freelance career
You would like to locate a student or graduate that has the skills you need to complete a business or project-related task
You are a skilled student in areas such as design, photography, app development, programming
You want to find projects to start building your portfolio
Often students have ideas or projects they would love to take further but have no easy or affordable access to the skills to do so. StuConnect will provide access to skilled students from Universities across the country happy to provide the necessary expertise. This could be marketing, programming, app development, web design, photography and more.
StuConnect will provide an opportunity for you to source and complete jobs for other students/graduates to start building a portfolio.
What is Jelly?
Jelly is a casual co-working event for freelancers, people working at home or running a small business; it’s an opportunity to meet new like-minded people once a month, with laptops in a social environment.
What happens at a Jelly?
Jelly is a mixture of work, chat, sharing of tips and ideas, maybe the opportunity to work on collaborative projects.
How did it start?
Jelly started in the USA and has become increasingly popular in the UK with over 30 Jelly events all ready started and more on the horizon.
What does it cost to attend?
Jelly is a free event, however, take some money for tea/coffee and lunch.
When is it?
Crystal Palace Jelly launched in January 2011 and events are held on the third Thursday of every month. You will need to book your ticket each month to attend, and tickets are released 2 weeks before each event and close the day before. Ticket are on a first-come first-served basis.
Shell LiveWIRE is one of the biggest online communities for young entrepreneurs in the UK, operating in 25 countries around the globe supporting youth entrepreneurship. They offer an Awards programme to help get young entrepreneurs off the ground, ie the Young entrepreneur’s award and the Grand Ideas Award.
If you’re aged 16-30 and need funding to get your new business idea or project off the ground, the Shell
LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards offers up to to 6 x £1,000 prizes every month to the most innovative ideas submitted by new businesses (in their first 12 months of trading).
To find out more about the Shell live Wire Awards, Click here
Starting a business or just want to update your knowledge?
Then take a look at the events on offer from the British Library Business & IP Centre – Be warned! Places go very quickly so keep checking for the events that interest you.
Free online courses on intellectual property:
If you have an idea that you are looking to commercialise, these free courses from the British Library will help you understand how to protect your idea and how it might be developed.
The British Library Business & IP Centre at St Pancras, London can help you start, run and grow your business. Advice, workshops and events, business planning and networking, researching markets and how to protect your ideas.
Shell LiveWIRE is an online community for young entrepreneurs in the UK, operating in 25 countries around the globe. As well as an Awards programme to help get young entrepreneurs off the ground, such as the Young Entrepreneur’s award (applications re-open in summer 2011) and the Grand Ideas Award, you can download free guides, get help and advice, and promote your business.
If you’re aged 16-30 and need funding to get your new business idea or project off the ground, the Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards offers up to to 6 x £1,000 prizes every month to the most innovative ideas submitted by new businesses (in their first 12 months of trading).