The Glasgow School of Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Queen Margaret University have signed a new partnership designed to help students and recent graduates make the move from higher education into their professional careers. 

Recognising the importance of collaborating across institutions and disciplines, the new partnership will deliver specialist events and resources to budding creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, designers, producers and performers.

The landmark programme of the collaboration is SHIFT Summer School, which took place from 9-13 September 2019 in Glasgow. Delivered in partnership with the Cultural Enterprise Office, sixty students and recent graduates from all three institutions took part in an intensive, week-long series of workshops, small breakout conversations, creative activities and one-to-one clinics.

Guest speakers included entrepreneur and TV presenter, Amar Latif, BBC Content Editor Sharon Mann and Jamie Jefferson from digital agency Equator. The week was an outstanding success and feedback from the participants confirmed that the programme had motivated and inspired them to achieve their creative ambitions. 


SHIFT is supported by the Universities Innovation Fund and the Scottish Funding Council.

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