Freelance Academy

Be your own boss

Get the tools, knowledge and skills you need to work for yourself by joining our Freelance Academy.

The Freelance Academy runs from 1 March – 2 April 2021 and is open to all Edinburgh Napier students, alumni, and staff.

How it works

  1. 1. Sign up by 5pm Monday, 1 March 2021.


  1. 2. Join our private Freelance Academy Facebook group where you’ll engage in online conversations about working for yourself.


  1. 3. Online materials covering key freelancing topics will be released in the Facebook group each week, which you will work through in your own time.


  1. 4. Participate in a 2-hour interactive virtual workshop every Friday between 1 March – 2 April 2021 with our experienced Business Advisers and special guests.

What you will learn

The programme is interactive and covers the practical aspects of self-employment, including:

  • An introduction to freelancing
  • Self-awareness
  • Finding your why
  • Getting customers
  • Marketing and sales
  • Finance and legal
  • Operations
  • Personal development and wellbeing


  • Learn everything you need to know about working for yourself
  • Discover whether freelancing is right for you
  • Gain experience and confidence
  • Join a supportive community that will help motivate and guide you
  • Get free resources to help you succeed
  • Receive valuable support from experienced business advisers, entrepreneurs and professionals

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