Students’ Innovative Fundraising Talks Charge Ahead

A GROUP of enterprising graphic design students at Coventry University have steered away from the usual cake sales to raise funds for their 2010 degree show and have instead organised a series of talks given by professionals from the industry.

There will be an admission charge for each talk which will take place monthly on the run up to the degree show next year.

Final year student Steph Webb, who is studying for a graphic design degree, set up the group called ‘CHARGE’ to organise the talks. She said:

“We wanted to do something that we could gain experience from and benefit other students, as well as raising money for our degree show. This is our second year of talks and this time we hope to reach out to a wider audience and have invited guest speakers from the areas of fashion and illustration.”

The talks are also open to members of the public.

The first talk of the series is on Thursday 15 October at 5.30pm and will be given by “Jelly”, a company that represents creative individuals such as artists, graphic designers, illustrators and animators. They will be talking about their role in the creative industry and how they get work for their clients.

The talks will be held monthly in the Graham Sutherland Building (corner of Cox Street) and tickets are available through the CHARGE website or on the night on the door. 

Ticket prices range from £2 – £4 if bought in advance but there will be an extra charge of £1 if bought on the night.

For more information about the rest of the series of talks, visit the CHARGE website at


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