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Boost your income and raise your professional profile


Saturday 16 January 2016

Registration: 9.30.

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UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX


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This NUJ conference will provide a series of free workshops to help you revitalise your career by adding new skills to match the demands of the market or find novel ways to promote your work.

The day will give new freelances, photographers, seasoned freelances or those thinking of leaving a staff job essential tips to be successful and not get ripped off.

Keynote speakers:  Michelle Stanistreet. NUJ general secretary, and tbc.

The free workshops include:

  • Pitch & Deal - how to promote your ideas and get paid properly.
  • How to maximise your professional profile on social media.
  • Adding PR to your portfolio.
  • How to boost your income and improve your portfolio.
  • Moving to become a freelance photographer.
  • Introduction to videography.

There will be a session on the dos and don'ts of being a freelance and an open session where you can quiz the expert panel.

Lunch will be provided.

Workshops tutors include:

Chris Coneybeer is a journalist and film maker. For the last couple of decades he has worked for the BBC as a television reporter, mainly with the regional news programme South Today. He has also reported for national news bulletins and the News Channel and for other programmes including, for several years, the Politics Show. In 2012, he received a national BBC news award. Recently, Chris left the BBC and now works as a freelance, teaching broadcast journalism skills to students at Winchester and Bournemouth Universities and making films for various organisations including local authorities and the NHS. He has been an active member of the NUJ throughout his career and is now a life member.

Mark Whitehead runs his own PR operation following a career in local and national newspaper and magazine journalism on titles including the Times Educational Supplement, Guardian and People Management. PR clients range from specialist consultancies to global corporations. Initially trained as a teacher, he likes to run lively and practical training sessions so that you go away with information and skills to put into action straight away.

Louise Bolotin is a journalist with more than 35 years’ experience and has been freelance since 2005. She has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, worked in BBC local radio and was co-founder of hyperlocal news website Inside the M60 in Manchester. She runs the NUJ's successful Pitch & Deal and Getting Started as a Freelance courses, which teach how to pitch for work and get paid properly.

Janet Awe is head of Awesome Communications. She is a PR and marketing professional with over 20 years' experience. She works with the fashion and music businesses, print and broadcast media, the public sector and charities.

Nick McGowan-Lowe is a Scotland-based editorial and commercial photographer specialising in corporate photography. He began his career freelancing for The Scotsman newspaper, and with others fought a four-year NUJ-backed campaign against the newspaper’s rights-grabbing contract. As well as being a full time photographer, Nick is a former director of EPUK, and until 2014 was on the board of the British Photographic Council. He is currently chair of the NUJ’s Freelance Industrial Council.


£5 for NUJ members and £40 for non-members

Further details and contact information

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