It's also the UK’s fastest growing tech cluster outside London, up by 30% more companies in the past four years, including companies such as Accenture and Sage.
The region has a strong, distinctive identity and a rich, deep cultural heritage. That’s why 2018 saw the region hosting a £5 million project with a £15 million legacy fund, the Great Exhibition of the North - a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance and magical experiences.
The North East is a truly wonderful place for culture and creativity, with a depth and diversity of roles, career paths and opportunities.
About Creative Careers - our exciting one-day event
Each year, we invite experienced industry professionals and creative practitioners from across the UK from TV, film, radio, publishing, journalism, marketing and gaming to share their experiences, hints and tips at Creative Careers.
This academic year, Creative Careers will take place on 6 March 2019 at the Students' Union. Details of sessions will be posted on this site nearer the time.
Organisations who attended last year's event included the BBC, Seven Stories, Generator, Inpress Books, News Associates and Northern Film & Media. Have a look at the full Creative Careers programme for 2017/2018 (PDF: 731KB).
To read about previous Creative Careers events, covering a range of sectors including advertising, film and TV, gaming, publishing and journalism, visit our Creative Careers site.