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Support for your event

Both staff and students are invited to apply to run events for the Festival. There is a great deal of support to help you design and deliver your idea - first of all check out the calendar for inspiration.

We want to make sure we have the best support structure to allow the event organisers to realise their ideas. If you are wondering about why you should get involved, we have you covered. Also check out some of the stories of impact from our past event organisers.

Festival Basecamp

Basecamp is an online tool which provides you with all the information you need, allows you to ask question and create and contribute to discussions. If you are interested in joining the Basecamp, please contact us and we can invite you. 

If you have an event idea and are interested in being an event organiser we strongly encourage you to join our online Basecamp to share your ideas, learn more about the Festival of Creative Learning process, get the resources you need, and ask any questions you might have. Please also read these sections from the left-hand sidebar:

February festival fundingFebruary festival event application & info & February festival key dates

School coordinators & service contacts directory

We support a network of School coordinators and service contacts across the University who support you and your idea. Your School coordinator is a great first contact, and there are various services you can collaborate with as well. Find the coordinator for your School or one of the service contacts in this directory.

Support from School to School varies so contact the Central Festival team through the contact form on this website if you have any queries.

Festival Event Handbook 2016/17 & Festival Guide 2017

Check out our new Festival Handbook! It gives you loads of information, inspiration, useful tips and tricks, and guides you through designing your event.

There is also the Festival guide 2017, which tells you all about the February Festival and how you can get involved with the Festival throughout the year as well.

Festival Meet-Ups

We will be running February Festival Meet-ups each month to give everyone involved important information on the Festival, networks, and an opportunity to learn the process for applying and delivering an event. 

List of Meet-ups:

  • Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at 4pm – Idea Development - open to everyone interested
  • Wednesday, 26 October 2016 at 4pm – Event Design - open to everyone interested
  • Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at 4pm – Logistics - for February festival organisers
  • Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 4pm – Promotion - for February festival organisers
  • Wednesday, 25 January 2017 at 4pm – Legacy & Final Touches - for February festival organisers
  • Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 10am - Breakfast networking - for February festival organisers
  • Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 3.30 pm - February festival Thank you + awards - open to everyone interested

The sign-ups for the Festival Meet-ups are through eventbrite.


The Festival team is here to help you ensure you put on a great event. Contact us with information about yourself and your ideas and we can take it from there. We love to hear from you!

We also have open office hours (find our office) every Thursday from 3-5pm during the semester - this is the time for you to pop in with any questions that you might have.