First ‘Jelly’ meet up at the Atrium Studios at University Campus Suffolk

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The Atrium Studios at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) launches its first ‘Jelly’ meet up on the November 26 at 8am.

A Jelly is a regular co-working event for freelancers, people who work from home and those who run their own small businesses work in a shared environment.

Carol Gant, arts curator for the School of Arts and Humanities and project co-ordinator for the Atrium Studios said: “Our Jelly event is free and is about meeting new people, working socially, collaboration and trying to combat some of the isolation that working by yourself can bring. It’s a mixture of work, conversation, sharing ideas and passing on tips and help. The aim is to provide a meeting space for like – minded people to bring their laptop and work together, exchange ideas and help each other.”

The Atrium Studios will also be offering an ‘Atrium Fix’, which is an opportunity to talk to advisors who may be able to help solve a problem or help develop an idea.

The following skills will be available at the Jelly between 8-9.30am on the 26 November for attendees to ask about Social Media, WordPress, Animation, CMS, Software, Online Business Advice, Project Management, E Commerce, Marketing and Graphic Design, E-News and Exhibition Management.

Marcel Larose from, Smartalec Media said: “This is an ideal opportunity for an established small businesses or a start-up to get essential tips, advice or guidance whilst spending quality time with others in an informal setting. Many business owners find it difficult to make informed decisions on aspects of their business such as IT, funding or marketing as they do not know who to trust or simply cannot afford specialist advice, and in the worst case end up wasting time and money. I have learnt from making a few mistakes in business over the past 12 years, but you don’t have to!”

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The New Anglian Growth hub will also be attending offering general business advice.

Those interested in attending the Atrium Studios Jelly which is based at the Atrium Studios in University Campus Suffolk’s Library Building are asked to attend between 8-9.30am on 26 November or they can stay and work from The Atrium Studios for the day.

A workspace desk area will be provided (please bring your own laptop) along with wifi, refreshments and company within a creative environment.

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For a list of all UCS open events, see