Student Resources

Category: Development

A range of resources to help you along your creative journey – Right from discovering what type of creative skills you have, through to finding opportunities to showcase your creative work and accessing job opportunities in the creative industries.

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4Talent

This is a Channel 4 website that aims to identify, recognise and expose creative talent for the media industry. If media is your thing, check it out.

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How to get an entry level job or internship in Design

This article comes from Core 77, a design magazine and resource on how to get an entry level job or internship with an easy-to-read checklist.

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AdMISSION Blog

This is an Institute of Professional Advertising (IPA) resource for young people with a useful guide covering numerous aspects and an up-to-date news & information blog on work experience, graduate schemes & information on advertising, go here. 

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Arts Culture Media Jobs

 A simple but comprehensive job listing site for creative people looking for creative jobs! 

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Arts Thread

A vibrant site offering career info, portfolio upload functionality, advice and guidance, with the aim being to bridge the gap between education and the actual industry.

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BBC Learning Zone

This is an amazing BBC resource with endless videos about everything you can possibly imagine. They are bound to come in useful for this project or for anything else you are doing at school. Just search and learn! 

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Blog: Creative Something

A blog written by an American creative about creativity in terms of inspiration, tips and just general insights. 

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Brave New Talent

A social networking style recruitment site that allows employers and job seekers to connect, communicate and potentially to work together! 

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Creative Boom

An online magazine that aims to inspire and support the creative industries. 

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Creative Choices

This site provides job listings, information and guidance for those looking to get into, or who are already in the creative and cultural industries.

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Creative Floor

Creative Floor connects creatives with creative agencies. Upload your work and agencies will contact you if they want to employ you for work. The Ideas Foundation has its own section on the site for you to get noticed! 

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Creative Jobs

A simple, but effective site that lists permanent, contract and freelance jobs in the creative industries.

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Creative Pool

A comprehensive jobs and career advice service for creatives. There are job listings and a CV and portfolio database. 

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Creative Times

Showcase your work and keep up to date with this site by creatives and for creatives. It aims to showcase the best work in the industry. 

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D&AD

One of the most popular sites for students and graduates, this is a design and advertising community site with student awards and competitions.

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Design Talkboard

This is like a design-specific industry noticeboard where designers and other related people can discuss everything from jobs to technical stuff! It also provides invaluable news, resources and links. 

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Diagonal Thinking Self- Assessment

The Diagonal Thinking Self-assessment is an online tool, designed to aid recruitment into the advertising and communication industries.’ Try it yourself...

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Digital Apprenticeships

A Digital Apprenticeship is an alternative to full time education. Apprentices receive training in the digital skills that relate directly to real world business, all whilst working in a real job for a real employer.

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Freelance Adviser

Considering becoming a freelancer? This site gives you everything you need to know about freelancing, from guidelines and tips to advice and support.

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Hidden Art

Offers designers support in product placement nationally and internationally.

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How to protect your intellectual property

Whatever you create or plan to create, learning about intellectual property will ensure you get the credit you deserve. Art or apps; technology that saves time or saves lives: this site shows you how to protect your cracking ideas. 

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Just Us Collective

New and up-and-coming creatives that want to meet each other and share ideas.

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Presentation: Carbonmade

Carbonmade is another fantastic free online portfolio creator. It has a smaller storage capacity than Wix, but it is compatible on more devices (Wix is Flash so won’t work on many iOS systems). 

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Presentation: Wix

Looking to create a free flash website/portfolio and don't have any programming skills? Then Wix is for you. 

 

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The Creative ID Quiz

 Discover your creative strength with this creativity quiz. It’s free, it’s pretty and it will help you work out where your potential lies. 

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The Job Crowd

An interesting new idea, this is a site set up by recent graduates where you can go to review your job and read reviews about jobs your are considering.

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YCN: Awards, programmes & content

Awards, briefs, professional deveopment programmes and content to inspire and empower emerging creative talent. 

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