Getting out there and doing things yourself is great.

It gives you a freedom and control over the way you do things that is beyond compare. Sure, this lifestyle incurs some costs, but it’s worth it.

One of those ‘costs’ to freelancing is that you don’t have guidelines or a ‘best-practice’ book to follow. No one tells you what to do, and they don’t tell you how to do it either. That’s where this session comes in. Learn what the right way for you is through other people’s experiences.

Come hear from the UK’s ‘New to Freelancing 2019’ award winner about what YOU need to start freelancing.

Whether you’re interested in finding out more about the necessary hardware and software you’ll need, or simply how to go about finding the right community for collaboration, you’ll get something out of this session.


Adam Pearson – Pearson Insights

Adam Pearson helps public; cultural and not-for-profit organisations uncover insights and find answers through research. As a freelancer research agency, he caters his approach to each project, creating a bespoke team to meet the requirements of each different business.

With a background in the civil service and an MA in Community Leadership, Adam is not only well informed on research practices, but has a sound knowledge in industry background. Pearson Insights has been running for a little over a year and a half, and yet in that time, Adam has already won an award from the ‘Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed’.


4:00 – 4:30pm Registration

4:30 – 5:30pm Presentations

5:30 – 7:00pm Networking + Pizza
(with vegetarian/vegan/GF options)

Please note, photographs will be taken at this event. On arrival guests will be asked to sign a disclaimer agreeing that the University of Central Lancashire may use images in publications and advertising media, such as brochures, information leaflets, posters and other formats in the promotion of the University. The images may be used in these formats without further permission or payment, for the foreseeable future.

This workshop is partially funded by the U Start project to support UCLan students, alumni and staff to become enterprise ready. This event is in conjunction with Lancashire Forum Creative.

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