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To Pay or Not to Pay: That is the Internship Question


Thursday, 17 September 2020,
07:45 to 09:00

Join us online for our second business breakfast of the new academic year where Nigel Ball, course leader for our BA (Hons) Graphic Design discusses the ethics of asking students/recent grads to work for free.

Nigel will highlight the ethical considerations of asking someone to work for free and also explain the true cost of design work.

He will also look to raise awareness of the precarious nature of graduate design employment in a neoliberal post-capitalist society

There will also be an opportunity to find out about part-funding available for businesses towards employing an intern and for any UOS students and graduates to find out about internship opportunities.

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Nigel Ball, Course Leader for Graphic Design
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Nigel Ball

Nigel Ball is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the Graphic Design Degree course at the University of Suffolk

When you hear the word "Internship" do you immediately think it is unpaid? Should we ask students and/or recent graduates to work for free?


• 7:45am Registration and welcome

• 7:50am Introduction

• 7:55am Presentation

• 8:25am Q&A

• 8:35am Close - formal part of session finishes

• 8:40am Break

• 8:50am Close and/or opportunity to have an individual 121 with Nigel and a member of our Business Engagement team.