Hallam Students set to Learn Create Sell

2nd September 2016

A group of creative students from Sheffield Hallam University are learning new skills in product design and business development with the aim of getting their creations on the shelves of local shops.

The 12 students are taking part in Learn, Create, Sell (LCS), a ten-week programme which teaches new creative skills, mainly around laser cutting, helping to unlock creative potential and develop saleable products. As part of the University's Catalyst Festival of Creativity, LCS have offered the course to students, with 12 starting it this week with an aim of pitching their products to local businesses at the end of the course and hopefully seeing their creations on the shelves of Sheffield shops. Each individual will learn skills to produce saleable products on a laser cutting machine alongside the knowledge to launch a start-up business including marketing and customer service skills. Upon completing the programme, all participants gain a nationally recognised certificate in Art & Design. Zak Ahmed, founder of Learn, Create, Sell, said: "LCS aims to give people the opportunities to fully realise their creative talents, experience new skills and, potentially, take the first steps into running their own business. "Catalyst Festival of Creativity has given us the chance to offer the course to students and we hope that by the end of the 10 weeks there will be some great products which local shops and people will love." Catalyst Festival of Creativity, which is part of Sheffield's wider Year of Making, is taking place until November with 28 different creative projects over the course of eight months. You can find out more about Catalyst at www.shu.ac.uk/catalyst

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