Formerly known as the Gig Economy Series, the Gig Academy has been developed to help students learn from industry experts and discover self-employment as an alternative form of employment. The series covers topics in Freelancing, Ecommerce, Digital Marketing, Sales Techniques and Micro Influencing. With content sharing from brands including Facebook, Google, Tiktok and Creatives at Work, the hands-on programme aims to help better prepare students for the future of work.
Upon completion of the programme, students can join the Gig community, where opportunities for gig work are shared, and students are encouraged to learn from each other. Students can continue to hone their skills by taking on some gig work, or collaborate with peers to work on projects from actual clients, allowing them to further develop their portfolios.