The city of Leeds is a huge digital hub in the UK. With over 3,500 digital and tech businesses in Leeds and 70,000 people working in the industry, there’s no shortage of opportunity in Leeds’ digital sector. With lots of events going on throughout the year, it’s only fair that we keep you up to date with the events you can attend and the networking sessions that happen throughout the year. Starting with events that are happening right now at Leeds Digital Festival, here are the best Leeds Digital events for students in 2018…
Start-up Bootcamp – From Idea To Launch. Talks And Q&A Panel
Thursday 19th April
5.30pm to 7.30pm
The Lost and Found Club, 3 Albion Place, Leeds, LS1 6JL
Do you have a great business idea? Do you need help launching it? Come down to the “Start-up Bootcamp” talk at Leeds Digital Festival to find out how to get your idea into the world. Founders and CEOs from companies such as Signin and Calls9 will be on hand to answer all your burning questions about finding solutions to problems, raising investment, and building a successful product or service.
A Very Digital Day At Castleton Mills
Friday 20th April
11am to 3pm
Castleton Mill, Castleton Close, Leeds, LS12 2DS
Among the variety of talks and workshops happening at the digital day at Castleton Mills is a chance to have your portfolio reviewed. The Digital Design Portfolio Review hosted by Chatter is the perfect place to get a set of new eyes on your portfolio and it might be just the thing you need to give you the upper hand when applying for digital jobs. You’ll get an insight on how clients view different pieces of work and what you need to do to stand out from the crowd.
The 5 Essential Skills Every ‘Techie’ Needs
Monday 23rd April
9am to 11.30am
Wizu Workspace, Leeming Building, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS2 7JF
Are you a ‘techie’ that’s good at the tech stuff, but not so good at the social stuff? It’s just as important in the digital scene to be good with people as it is with computers and that’s what this workshop is all about. You can take your communication skills to the next level, learn behaviours that will build trust, and gain the knowledge on how to build a high performance team around you. If you’re an introverted techie, this is just the thing for you and will make you into an invaluable resource for any employer.
Creative And Digital Communities: Dealing With Isolation As A Freelancer Or Business Owner
Friday 27th April
11am to 2pm
Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds
You might still be at university. You might be a fresh graduate. You might be starting your degree this September. Whatever stage of education you’re at, being a freelancer or small business owner is something many students are. And with that comes the potential feelings of isolation as you work with a small team, or even no team, around you. This talk from the Round Creative who will talk you through tools and systems to avoid that isolation and to manage the effect working on your own can have on your mental health.
We’ll update this post throughout the year to bring you more of the best digital events in Leeds!