Freelance Hub

Considering getting into freelancing or consultancy? Freelancing can help you make a profit from your skills without having to register a company. You can take on projects to suit your schedule and make money from a passion project or side-hustle.  

NEW Freelancing platform for UoB students


The Freelancer Club is a freelancing community platform designed for new and established freelancers and it enables students to gain access to business training, support and paid opportunities. For more details on all the site has to offer, watch this Welcome to the Freelancer Club Academy video

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We have joined forces with the amazing Freelancer Club and expert Matt Dowling to bring you great tools to get started and a community which offers tonnes of support, whatever stage you are at on your freelancing journey.

It is FREE and the resources available on this platform will help you maximise the potential of your skills and help you take the next step into a world of opportunity which puts you in control of your future success beyond graduation.

Ready to explore the Freelancer Club platform?

Freelance resources

Build your freelance idea up with the following online programmes and resources. Build your knowledge with the below recommended online programmes, speak to an adviser about your idea, explore your funding options or research your business sector with the COBRA business reference 

Additional Resources and Funding available

Funding for your freelance idea

We have a limited funding pot available to support up to 10 Freelancers with £100 to get your idea started.  To apply please click the link below


If you have an idea and would like to test it, you can apply for funding to help you get started. University of Birmingham students can apply for £500 on the B-Enterprising Ideas Fund which allows you to grow an idea and find your first customers.

If you have already registered a business or as self-employed, then you may be eligible to apply for the B-Enterprising Start-Up Fund. Please note our funding is subject to eligibilty so please check our Funding page before making an application. 

Business Start-Up 1-2-1 appointments

Speak to an adviser about your idea and get tips on what to do next. We run face-to-face appointments and online appointments via zoom. Book an appointment by visiting our Business Start-Up Advice appointments webpage or contact us directly at

Reference library for freelance support - COBRA

Did you know, the University of Birmingham has access to a unique online business resource libary called COBRA (Complete Business Reference Advisor). Need to find information about your freelance sector? You can access thousands of fact sheets with topics including freelancing, financial, marketing and legal advice.

The COBRA resource library is updated regularly with the latest market information and the resource is available to University of Birmingham students and graduates.

Please note: You can access the COBRA resource using the below link. You will need to sign in using your University of Birmingham username and password (links to FindIt@Bham Library portal).

Graduate support

We welcome graduate freelancers. If you have graduated from the University of Birmingham and you would like to get involved with our opportunities, events or appointments, please email us at

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