Open Hub : Bringing the LJMU Research & Post Grad Community Together
Who is Open Hub targeted at?
We are looking to gather as many LJMU Researchers & Post Graduates in one place for a day of co-working, regardless of area of study.
Is a co-working day for me?
- Are you a post grad who suffers from cabin fever?
- Do you need inspiration & motivation?
- Perhaps you need a change of scene?
- Would you like to chat to other post grads & exchange experiences around the challenges you face?
Well why not come along to a day of co-working at Open Hub?
Bring your laptop & some work. We’ll provide the FREE wifi, FREE Coffee & sarnie but more importantly the company, some chat and an opportunity to meet others.
What is Co-Working?
Co-working is a style of work which involves a shared working environment yet independent activity. Those co-working are usually not employed by the same organisation. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who work in relative isolation. Co-working is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.
Foertsch, Carsten (2011-01-13), The Coworker's Profile http://www.deskmag.com/en/the-coworkers-global-coworking-survey-168
Butler, Kiera (2008-01-01), "Works Well With Others", Mother Jones (Mother Jones (magazine)), http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/2008/01/works-well-with-others.html
DeBare, Ilana (2008-02-19), "Shared work spaces a wave of the future", San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco Chronicle), http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/19/MN7CV2JFE.DTL
Miller, Kerry (2007-02-26), "Where the Coffee Shop Meets the Cubicle", Business Week (BusinessWeek), http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/feb2007/sb20070226_761145.htm]
What benefits are there to attending? work in a different space / new environment. escape the office / work place and spend the day working among others. meet, interact & collaborate. chat (or not) with other like-minded individuals. share hints, tips & experiences of similar challenges & issues facing post grads. …….. & more importantly we offer FREE wifi, FREE drinks & Sarnie !!! Where is it held? Upstairs in Leaf Tea Shop, Bold St, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
When is it?
The first one is going to be held on Tuesday 8th May 2012 between 9.30am & 4.30pm.
Future dates include :-
To assist in building upon the online community the Open Hub has its own Twitter Tag (#openhub) which we encourage you to use if you tweet. It’s your community. What you put in you will get back in spades.
How do I express an interest in attending?
Just turn up at Leaf on the above date and make your way to the 1st Floor where you will be greet by Open Labs’ staff and offered a desk and given the wifi key as well as those all important food & drinks vouchers.
If you are still unsure if this day is for you why not check out this video of co-working in the Digital & Creative Sector and some images from another of Open Labs’s co-working events’ JellyLiverpool.