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Monday 15 December 2014
High Impact Award for RCM Woodhouse Centre
The RCM Woodhouse Centre for Professional Development (now the RCM Creative Careers Centre) has received a High Impact Award for its involvement in Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, and in 2014 took place from 17-23 November.
The RCM’s Woodhouse Centre organised three events as part of this year's GEW: a fundraising workshop with online crowd funding company Zequs; a tax and finance talk with Trevor Ford; and a presentation by composer Eric Whitacre, who gave insights into his successful career and advice about networking and social media.
These events - the last in a special series celebrating the Woodhouse Centre’s 15th birthday in 2014 - fulfilled at least four out of six of the GEW’s High Impact Criteria, and were subsequently selected to receive a High Impact ‘Badge of Honour’ from the campaign.
The RCM Creative Careers Centre is recognised internationally as a world-leader in career development for musicians, offering a huge range of services including managing a range of external performance opportunities, offering advice on professional skills, and mentoring for innovative artistic projects. All of these services are available to RCM students not only during their period of study but also for five years after they graduate, helping them through that crucial transition period from students to professional musicians.