Nicola Benford

Nicola Benford

Short Courses & Executive Training OfficerLondon, United Kingdom
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Nicola Benford

Nicola Benford

Short Courses & Executive Training OfficerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I have over 6 years’ experience delivering and developing programmes and events for creative and educational organisations such as Goldsmiths, University of London, D&AD and the V&A. I am passionate about creating opportunities that celebrate inspirational thinkers and ideas, to encourage people to experiment, harness new skills, build creative confidence and make new connections. From short courses, talks, creative workshops and night schools, to awards programmes and exhibitions, I’ve embraced working in a variety of formats, collaborating with academics, industry professionals, designers, artists, creative agencies and curators. I find inspiration attending events where I can experience innovative approaches to delivering content and identify topics that deserve to be explored further!
Projects credited in
  • New Blood Shift 2019 - applications now open
    New Blood Shift 2019 - applications now openShift isn’t for sheep. It’s for the hustlers who forge their own futures, and don’t follow suit. Talent like this doesn’t need a degree to talk for it. Doesn’t need to do things the done way. Talent like this won’t settle for just a foot in a door. It won’t stop at a wall, or blink at breaking down barriers. Talent like this won’t wait its turn. Its time is now. D&AD New Blood Shift is our FREE intensive night school, uncovering raw, untrained talent. Shift gives its new creatives a serious indu
  • New Blood Shift Creative Talks: Meet the Ambassadors
    New Blood Shift Creative Talks: Meet the AmbassadorsCome and join D&AD's New Blood Shift Ambassadors to hear first hand how they are tearing up the rule book and shaking up the creative industries. Followed by information on how you can apply for the life-changing and career making night school, D&AD New Blood Shift, and network with programme alumni. RSVP through Eventbrite Featuring: Nissy Tee @nissytee Shannie Mears @shannieloves Shay Sade @shaysade_ Jide Adetunji @Jmxney Hannah Hill @hanecdote Drinks on arrival: 6.30pm Creative Talks: Meet t
  • D&AD New Blood Festival 2017
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2017D&AD New Blood Festival is the place where it comes to life, with up-and-coming creatives from around the world putting the future on display. Over a thousand graduates, from some of the best creative courses, will be showcasing their work in east London next week – giving you the chance to see this year’s fresh crop of talent before anyone else. Just register for your free visitor's ticket and head on down to check out the next generation of talent. For the first time ever, New Blood Festival w
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Work history
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Short Courses & Executive Training OfficerGoldsmiths, University of London
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Responsible for the development, delivery and growth of Goldsmiths portfolio of short courses, summer schools and executive training. Programmes that draw on Goldsmiths strengths in creativity and innovation and align with the university's roots in providing adult education and access for all.
    D&AD logo
    D&AD logo
    Exhibition Manager (Sabbatical Cover)D&AD
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    Headed the production of D&AD’s large-scale annual exhibition.
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Skills
  • Programme Development
  • Project Management
  • Learning Development
  • Exhibition Management
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Master of Arts (MA) Curating and CollectionsUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons) PhotographyUniversity of Brighton
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
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