Here you can find a range of resources to support your creative future. We also maintain a collaborative ‘live’ document curated by students, graduates and staff. If you’d like to contribute to this, please let us know.

Resources for starting a small business

Prospects offers useful general advice on how to start a small business.

The government also offers a list of possible funding streams, including government-backed start-up loans and loans targeted at specific areas, like this one for the West Midlands.

Again closer to Herefordshire, the Marches Growth Hub offers advice on funding for start-ups, information about grants and awards and practical support (for example, if you are wanting to apply for a Princes Trust award). They have a comprehensive programme of networking events.

Resources for finding a career in the industry

Your career choices will vary depending on the discipline/industry you studied, and the Enterprise programme will offer more general advice, but a good starting point is the prospects career search facility. Also useful might be the Creative Skillset website, which supports creative business and talent.

Artquest is also a valuable source of help and support.