Employability and Enterprise

In today’s employer marketplace the ability to be creative is increasingly important. LU Arts aims to provide you with skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.

We offer a range of activities that are not only fun but also provide you with additional skills and knowledge, and help you to think creatively.

We also aim to help those students with existing creative skills by supporting them in monetising their skills through running workshops and selling artworks.

You don’t need to be creative to have a go at one of our LU Arts events. We offer something for everyone, with beginner level, one-off workshops to longer term courses and support. Any engagement with the LU Arts offer is sure to add value to your CV, so go on, give the arts a try.

Diversity and Equality Advisory Group

Opportunity to help LU Arts deliver our objectives around race equality

LU Arts is committed to the stand against racism and has recently written a Race Equality Action Plan. This plan details a series of actions to help ensure we engage with all students equally and that our programme reflects the diversity of our campus and is inclusive to all students. We are looking for BAME students to join a Diversity and Equality Advisory Group so that there is an open discussion where students can offer ideas for future programme, input suggestions for how we improve our visibility and marketing, and voice any concerns about any aspect of our operation. 

Our ambition for the group is that it will help us to:

  • Develop clear strategies for increasing engagement with BAME students that can be fed into LU Arts Race Equality Action Plan
  • Review the impact of LU Arts policies and practices on race equality
  • Shape our future programme activity with input of ideas
  • Consider our marketing material and how we promote activity to ensure it is communicating effectively to all students
  • Discuss barriers to access and how we might address these
  • Develop partnership working

The meetings will be a safe space where you can express yourself freely. They will have to take place online initially, but we hope it will not be too long before they can then take place in person with a nice lunch (provided by LU Arts!). Each participant will be paid £60 to attend the three sessions. We are looking for six BAME students who have a passion for the arts to be part of the group.

The initial deadline for applying to join this group has now passed but it's not too late to get involved. Just send an email to luarts@lboro.ac.uk telling us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in getting in this opportunity.