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Elle Simms

Project Coordinator

Elle Simms

Elle is the Enrichment Project Coordinator at Manchester School of Art.

Connecting collaborative academic delivery, student enrichment, student extra-curricular development, and professional practice to educational outreach and community engagement projects, Elle's role spans a range of projects.

The Outreach and Enrichment Team at Manchester School of Art and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities aims to support students, young people and the community to develop their skills and tell their own creative stories. We do this through materials, making, writing, playing and tinkering to push the boundaries of Art School pedagogy by exploring creative education through collaboration and risk-taking. This sometimes results in failure, which we encourage as a tool to develop resilience and perseverance to succeed. Our projects are student centred and collaborative, we are an open resource and actively seek collaborations and promote sharing.

Elle co-runs the Professionalising Practice Project (P3). If you are a current student or alumni of Manchester School of Art then you can access professional development support from the P3 project. From writing to workshops to how to price your time and work, P3 enriches your time at university and delivers you opportunities to develop core skills for a successful working life after graduation. Join the P3 LinkedIn group to stay up to date with opportunities and learn more about the programme.


National Art & Design Saturday Club

Manchester School of Art has been part of the National Art & Design Saturday Club since 2013. On Saturday mornings for up to 30 weeks a year, 13-16 year olds around the country head to their local college, university or museum to learn new techniques, handle new materials and develop new skills as part of our nationally-recognised network of Saturday Clubs. Details…

Peppered Moth

Over 2016, Manchester School of Artís Outreach team have been leading the Peppered Moth Project. Working alongside colleagues in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and partners across Greater Manchester we are working towards publishing a resource book for teachers and educational practitioners all about the peppered mothís story. Details…

Professionialising Practice Project - P3

Do you want to make a living from your creative practice? Do you want to experience what career options are reliable to you after graduation? Do you want to learn practical skills like how to price your work/time correctly or how to approach a gallery to exhibit your work? The Professional Practice Project will help you develop your employability skills while also giving you the opportunity to gain hands on experience through a variety of creative roles. Through training and delivery, we will help you to embed professional practice skills within your studio practice to enrich your submissions and develop the skills you and on graduation. Details…