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April 9, 2018 - Comments Off on Hoxton Finishing School for Digital Talent

Hoxton Finishing School for Digital Talent

Pre-registration for our Summer 2018 intake. 

The Hoxton Finishing School for Digital Talent is a unique (free) 12-week course aimed at 18-25-year-olds who aren't graduates or aren't going to university.

Our intake will gain a digital marketing qualification and spend time with London’s top media agencies and owners.

Bursaries for living costs are available and entry-level job opportunities with leading London media firms upon successful course completion of the course. 

It's an opportunity to gain a diploma in digital marketing and a certification in Google Digital Garage. Experts from across the digital media industry (including Facebook, MailOnline, WPP, Snapchat, McCann London) will give a wide variety of masterclasses including SEO, Social Media, Presentation Skills, Conflict Resolution, Communication, Pitching and Digital Content.

Digital marketing can be a crucial tool to grow a business. On this course, trainees will explore what digital marketing is, why it is important and look at some digital marketing strategies including display advertising, pay per click advertising, search engine optimisation, social media and email marketing. We will discuss the importance of balancing and integrating different digital marketing strategies and how companies target customers.

Experience day trips include Hearst UK, Clear Channel, Kinetic, McCann London, It’s Pretty Green and Oath. 

Who Can Apply? 

  • 18 – 25-year-olds (you must be 18 before September 1st, 2018). Entry Requirements (predicted or actual).
  • Minimum 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C or grade 9-5 including English language and Maths. A merit or distinction in a relevant Level 3 qualification or A levels grade A* – C 





March 15, 2018 - Comments Off on New ideas for a new academy

New ideas for a new academy

Can you help our friends at Created? They'd love to pick your brains...

Created is a brand new academy, and they're looking for new creatives to take part in research and help build a new kind of learning programme that will accelerate creative careers.

Here's a bit more about them, in their own words:

"At Created, we believe anyone who wants to work in the creative industry needs the right mindset to do well, not just the right skillset. That’s why we work with real industry people to develop learning experiences true to the real world. Actual briefs, proper feedback, zero fluff.

We bring together mentorship from the pros, personal development and portfolio support to form a unique 9-month programme, built around what you need, that happens both online and face-to-face. We’ve been in the business, so we know how important it is that whoever’s hiring you can see the whole creative person, not just the parts that look good.

We’ll get you there, then it’s up to you…"

Created are conducting research interviews throughout March and April, offering a chance to make some more connections in the industry, whilst giving them valuable feedback about what you think of their product. You'll also get rewarded for your time too.

So if you've had an interesting uni experience (good or bad), feel like your course needed more of something (and less of other stuff) or felt your three years of graft didn't quite result in the dream you were sold. They want to hear how you'd improve it.

Interested in taking part?

Get involved

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June 13, 2017 - Comments Off on D&AD New Blood Shift

D&AD New Blood Shift

Talent isn't about where you've been, or who you know. And it's not about having a university degree, either. It's about raw ability – and opportunities.

D&AD are back for another round of New Blood Shift – an intensive night school programme, which you can complete around your current job. There are workshops and talks by those at the top of their game and real client briefs to test your creative minds in ability and craft.

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May 16, 2017 - Comments Off on To degree or disagree – why university isn’t always the key to your success

To degree or disagree – why university isn’t always the key to your success


That’s how much it’ll cost you to study and live at university for 3 years in the UK.


That’s how much it’ll cost you to study and live at university for 3 years in London.

Scary right?

I mean, for that kind of money you could get a deposit on a house flat in London.

But the big question is, is your degree worth it? And more importantly does it lead to you being successful? 

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November 11, 2016 - No Comments!

Cause2Create X Creative Conscience : Live Brief

We've teamed up with Cause2Create and Creative Conscience to bring you a brief that really could make a difference in the world.

The brief is come up with solutions that connect refugees, this could be connecting them in camps, into where they arrive or to their families back home. The brief is open to you solutions whether they're product, advertising, a platform, anything! The only must is that they're feasible to produce, there's no big budget here. Think grassroots, partnerships things you might be able to do yourself with a bit of backing.

Head over to Creative Conscience to read the full brief and get thinking!