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  • The Cube – Business Launch Club a six-week Thursday evening business start-up programme, on campus (Room TBC)

  • Digital marketing and web development 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Corporate sabotage escape room, Student Hub Room 3

  • Get noticed with digital marketing on your social media, Online via Zoom

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    Bounce! Women's four-week Wednesday afternoon personal and professional development programme, Campus (TBC)

  • Understanding our values for business, Online via Zoom

  • Digital marketing and web development 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Networking workshop, Student Hub Room 3

  • Intellectual property 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Sustaining your energy while performing at a high level, location TBC

  • Digital marketing and web development 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Top tips for freelancers and self-employment, location TBC

  • Intellectual property 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Digital marketing and web development 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Corporate sabotage escape room, Student Hub Room 3

  • to

    Bounce! Women's two-day accelerator personal and professional development programme, Student Hub Room 3

  • Digital marketing and web development 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Intellectual property 1:1s, Online via Zoom

  • Digital marketing and web development 1:1s, Online via Zoom

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A yearly programme of workshops, challenges, and events for all students (undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates) within the School of Art, Design and Architecture.
The Cube has organised a series of workshops and events to support students and graduates at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey – from an idea to a fully-fledged business. This year they are working in collaboration with the Careers Service to offer some more bespoke sessions and events.
8 February – 21 March (17.30-19.30) | The Cube – Business Launch Club a six-week Thursday evening business start-up programme | On campus (Room TBC)
This six-week intensive programme is designed to get student businesses with growth potential, investment ready and launched. Eligible participants can access £100 for attending and pitch their business for a Santander Universities UK funded prize of £3000 after the end of the programme.

12 February 2024 (12:00–13:45) | Digital marketing and web development 1:1s | Zoom  
Elliot Forte is a digital marketing consultant and web developer. He is an experienced website builder using Shopify, WordPress and other technologies, and he is an experienced business adviser in all aspects of enterprise. The outcome of this discussion will be a clear plan of action on what changes are required to achieve your business goal. 

20 February 2024 (11:30–17:30) | Corporate Sabotage Escape Room | Student Hub Room 3
Get ready to put your entrepreneurial instincts to the test in a high-stakes scenario. You and 2–6 others are top executives of a promising start-up, and suddenly, you discover a web of deception and sabotage by a competitor company. How do you beat them to launch your product? This experience is designed to ignite your creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork abilities. 

28 February–20 March 2024 (13:30–16:45) | Bounce! Women's four-week Wednesday afternoon personal and professional development programme | On campus (room TBC)
If you are thinking about working for yourself, this programme will give you all the essential tools to succeed – from building your personal power and assertive communication to the ability to talk about yourself confidently and overcome self-doubt. 100% of participants so far would recommend it to others!  

28 February 2024 (12:00–13:00) | Get noticed with digital marketing on your social media | Zoom  
This session covers ways in which social media can be utilised via content creation for engagement, clear communication and building rapport with your audience, whilst also promoting what you do! The session will also cover some website design, basic SEO tips, and so much more.

6 March 2024 (12:00–13:00) | Understanding our values for business | Zoom  
TBC 

11 March 2024 (12:00–13:45) | Digital marketing and web development 1:1s | Zoom  
Elliot Forte is a digital marketing consultant and web developer. He is an experienced website builder using Shopify, WordPress and other technologies, and he is an experienced business adviser in all aspects of enterprise. The outcome of this discussion will be a clear plan of action on what changes are required to achieve your business goal. 
Booking opens December 2023 

13 March 2024 (12:00–13:00) | Networking workshop | Student Hub Room 3
Join us for this transformative workshop with John Harvey from the Samphire Club on effective networking. Learn the strategies and skills needed to build meaningful connections that can propel you towards your personal and professional goals. Networking is not just about collecting business cards; it's about building genuine, mutually beneficial relationships that can open doors to new opportunities. This workshop is designed to help you master the art of networking and turn connections into valuable resources. 
Booking opens December 2023 

18 March 2024 (09:30–12:15) | Intellectual property 1:1s | Zoom 
David Mozley is the University of Plymouth Intellectual Property Manager. He has all the information and guidance on all aspects of IP, including what the different types of protection are, what is protectable and what protection might you need.
Booking opens December 2023  

20 March 2024 (12:00–13:00) | Sustaining your energy while performing at a high level | TBC 

15 April 2024 (12:00–13:45) | Digital marketing and web development 1:1s | Zoom  
Elliot Forte is a digital marketing consultant and web developer. He is an experienced website builder using Shopify, WordPress and other technologies, and he is an experienced business adviser in all aspects of enterprise. The outcome of this discussion will be a clear plan of action on what changes are required to achieve your business goal. 
Booking opens December 2023  

24 April 2024 (12:00–13:00) | Top tips for freelancers and self-employment | TBC 

29 April 2024 (09:30–12:15) | Intellectual property 1:1s | Zoom  
David Mozley is the University of Plymouth Intellectual Property Manager. He has all the information and guidance on all aspects of IP, including what the different types of protection are, what is protectable and what protection you might need. 
Booking opens December 2023 

20 May 2024 (12:00–13:45) | Digital marketing and web development 1:1s | Zoom  
Elliot Forte is a digital marketing consultant and web developer. He is an experienced website builder using Shopify, WordPress and other technologies, and he is an experienced business adviser in all aspects of enterprise. The outcome of this discussion will be a clear plan of action on what changes are required to achieve your business goal.
Booking opens December 2023  

21 May 2024 (11:30–17:30) | Corporate sabotage escape room 
Get ready to put your entrepreneurial instincts to the test in a high-stakes scenario. You and 2–6 others are top executives of a promising start-up, and suddenly, you discover a web of deception and sabotage by a competitor company. How do you beat them to launch your product? This experience is designed to ignite your creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork abilities. 

22–23 May 2024 (09:15–16:45) | Bounce! Women's two-day accelerator personal and professional development programme 
If you are thinking about working for yourself, this programme will give you all the essential tools to succeed – from building your personal power and assertive communication to the ability to talk about yourself confidently and overcome self-doubt. 100% of participants so far would recommend it to others! 

10 June 2024 (12:00–13:45) | Digital marketing and web development 1:1s | Zoom  
Elliot Forte is a digital marketing consultant and web developer. He is an experienced website builder using Shopify, WordPress and other technologies, and he is an experienced business adviser in all aspects of enterprise. The outcome of this discussion will be a clear plan of action on what changes are required to achieve your business goal. 
Booking opens December 2023 

24 June 2024 (09:30–12:15) | Intellectual property 1:1s | Zoom  
David Mozley is the University of Plymouth Intellectual Property Manager. He has all the information and guidance on all aspects of IP, including what the different types of protection are, what is protectable and what protection you might need.
Booking opens December 2023 

8 July 2024 (12:00–13:45) | Digital marketing and web development 1:1s | Zoom  
Elliot Forte is a digital marketing consultant and web developer. He is an experienced website builder using Shopify, WordPress and other technologies, and he is an experienced business adviser in all aspects of enterprise. The outcome of this discussion will be a clear plan of action on what changes are required to achieve your business goal. 
Booking opens December 2023 
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The Cube: business events for students and graduates

Not sure what support is best for you? Need some general start-up/business development guidance? Then book a self-employment/business start-up advice and support 1:1 appointment with Claire Wallace, Student Enterprise Manager, using the Appointments tab on myCareer.  
The Cube workshop presentation
Group of students high-fiving in a workshop
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Join our drop-in sessions

In term time, The Cube holds regular student and graduate drop-in sessions offering quick answers to your business start-up questions and making sure you receive expert support and advice. 
Careers and Employability Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library
Tuesdays 12:00–14:00
Wednesdays 14:00–16:00
Careers & Employability Hub

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