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Northern students collaborate on creative campaign to combat loneliness

Inspired by the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, TwoandTwo is a one-day event on Friday 16th February at The Federation in Manchester, organised to bring students together with the aim to help effect social change and tackle the long-standing issue of loneliness. A topic that can resonate with anybody in the country; from a close friend or family member to somebody struggling to adapt in their first year of university.

Jo’s ambition for the Commission was to turbo-charge public awareness of loneliness. She wanted as a society to understand more about the extent of loneliness and then, together to do something about it in our communities, as employers and through greater political leadership. www.jocoxloneliness.org/loneliness.

The event which will be run by Creative Resource is the result of overwhelming support by the creative marketing community in the Manchester area, including several years of employability events, Behance portfolio reviews and the fantastic sponsorship of School of Thought.

With 30 teams of 150 creative, technical and marketing students from six northern universities due to take part, each group mentored by experts from over 25 agencies and brands, the aim of the day is simple. To collaborate with each other and earn themselves the chance to turn the late Jo Cox’s innovative idea into a live campaign.

Students of marketing, design and technical courses at MMU, Salford University, University of Lancaster, UCLAN, Edge Hill University and University of Leeds will be given this once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference to the community by working side by side with each other and network and forge relationships with potential employers once the day is over. Placements will also be made as part of the winning prizes.

Anyone wishing to contribute their time, advice or expertise should contact julie@creativeresource.co.uk for more information.

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