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Earlier this year I gave a lecture at the University of Kent about native vs cross platform mobile development. It seemed go down well and I was happy to be back there to do another one. This time the subject was less technical but rather I was asked to share my experiences of working in the London digital production landscape over the last 11 years.

Kent University Campus

This lecture focussed on being self employed from both the Freelance and the Contracting perspectives.

Topics covered :
  • Why people freelance
  • Myth Busting
  • Types of People
  • Freelancing vs Contracing
  • Thinking like a business
  • Unique Selling Point
  • Personability
  • Politics
  • Recruiters
  • CVs
  • Blogs
  • Finance
  • Ltd Company
  • Sole Trader
  • Accountants
  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Benefits
Which had to be done pretty quickly to fit into an hour. I think I should ask for an hour and a half next time!

Kent University run a placement scheme where students spend a year in the workplace. Their website has more details should you think your digital business may benefit from having a young bright person around the place.