Nicola Liddiard, LSFM | MA Design

Teaching graphic design within BA (Hons) Media Production here at the University of Lincoln has given me the perfect opportunity to study for an MA in Design. It has taken me a long time, but, sadly, now the end is nearly in sight. I completed my Major Practical Project last summer and am now working on the final piece, my Negotiated Written Study.

My Major Practical project was exhibited in the recent Festival of Creativity degree shows, and with that over I am now hoping to introduce my work to a wider audience of colleagues. You can see the poster I designed as part of the show here.

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LSFM Degree Show Collective | 28 May – 7 June 2019

See work by the next generation of creatives at the University of Lincoln – where its Festival of Creativity runs from 28th May to 7th of June. LSFM final year students have crafted their art by studying BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects; BA (Hons) Audio Production; BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies; BA (Hons) Photography; BA (Hons) Media Production, and BA (Hons) Media Studies. Find out about the range of Lincoln School of Film & Media undergraduate courses here.

Watch the LSFM Degree Show Collective 2019 Showreel.  Thanks to the LSFM Collective team; this video was edited by Reece Taylor-Long and music by Edd Sargisson and Mark Atkinson.

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FREE! Festival of Creativity, Uni of Lincoln | 28 May – 7 June 2019

Festival of Creativity 2019 organised by the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln (UK) will run from Tuesday 28th May to Friday 7th June. Organisers said: it will be bigger and better than ever before with contributions from across the whole University. 

We have 21 exhibitions and 19 special events There’s so much going on and something for everyone! Many of the events require booking as tickets will be in high demand, but everything is free so visit the website lincolnfestivalofcreativity.co.uk and follow on Twitter @FestCreativity.
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We are excited, too, about the Lincoln School of Film & Media’s collections from the next generation of creatives in their End of Year Shows. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Tips: what are employers looking for?

Meet the Graduates! We continue our clips from LSFM’s last alumni symposium (2018-19) with our graduate panel sharing with current students a few tips of what employers are looking for when you want to get a job in the media?

Alumni advice from Class of 2006, Film Director/Producer Mike Beddoes; Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; and Class of 2012 working in multimedia, from scriptwriting to acting, Dani Moseley. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Alumni on their Uni experience

Meet the Graduates!  See alumni advice captured at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. From the Graduate Question Time panel hear them reflect on what part of their Uni experience helped them in pursuing their passions. Designer Ian begins by confessing what job he thought he’d like to do …

On the panel: Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; Class of 2012, Photographer Steve Smailes; Class of 2017, Illustrator & Book Designer Jamie Hammond; Class of 2007 Scriptwriter and Actor Dani Moseley; and Class of 2016, TV Researcher Emma Bridgewood. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Video Alumni Advice: Work Experience

Meet the Graduates! Watch alumni advice  captured at Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. First, see a brief introduction from the Graduate Question Time panel and find out where alumni are working.

Here on the LSFM Blog we’ll be running a series of clips from the Question & Answer session covering how competitive is the media field?; job search strategies; what are employers looking for?; how best to sell yourself on social media?; and more. We’ll start with a couple of graduates, Jamie and Dani, on their tips about gaining work experience. Continue reading

Hannah Smoker, Class of 2010 | Military Photographer

Hannah Smoker RAF PhotographerGraduating can seem like a joyous but also daunting process, entering the ‘real world’ of employment and fulfilling those career dreams. But the question I found was where do I start? After completing BA (Hons) Media Production at the University of Lincoln in 2010 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography or film, but didn’t know how to even remotely achieve it as well as be able to afford to live. There are a lot of free internships out there to gain experience but I didn’t have the savings or come from a location where I could do it living from my family home. 

So I decided to go travelling, visiting New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Upon my return still none the wiser I continued in a trade I had worked in since a teenager, catering. But knew that although it had taught me a lot and shown me that a hands-on job role is what I would like, it was not going to get me closer to the world of media. I also tried my hand at family portraits and wedding photography but realised this was not the job that I wanted to pursue long term. Living in Lincoln helped me gain knowledge and understanding of other options, the main one being that the Royal Air Force has a photographer role, after deciding to join, I completed all the tests required and was on basic training within 6 months of sending that application form off.

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I haven’t looked back, it has given me so much opportunity in photography but also in so many other aspects.  Continue reading

Media Mentoring 2018-19 | Industry and LSFM

Sean Strange Media MentorUniversity of Lincoln School of Film and Media (LSFM) officially launched this month its Industry Mentoring between 20 professionals and undergraduates for 2018-19. Each academic year, we confirm media mentors who’re available to volunteer time from their busy workload to support students who applied for this 1-to-1 employability opportunity. LSFM Mentoring started as a pilot, in 2014-15 with the Uni’s Careers Team, and now has over 40 professionals on its mentors’ database. The School’s proud that the majority of mentors are our alumni. See a snapshot of this year’s inspirational mentors in our gallery here.

Ian Pook, media mentor

Ian: Graphic Design

Ian Pook, Class of 2007 is a Brand & PR Designer based in Bristol. He has clients from M&S to White Stuff, and has been our media mentor for 3 years:  Meeting my mentoree in person was very good to build a more relaxed and productive relationship going forward. It was very rewarding for me personally and looking ahead to hopefully assist my mentoree achieve a job in the industry once they have finished their degree.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates | Industry Profiles 14th Nov 2018

See who is planning to come for Lincoln School of Film & Media’s FREE industry networking event Meet the Graduates (MtG). See former students professional profiles on some of their experiences since graduating from the University of Lincoln (UK).

Our Grads (their work permitting) will spare time to be on-campus with LSFM students on Wednesday 14th November. MtG 2018 is your on-campus opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives, make industry contacts, share tips on jobhunting and collaborate on projects. 

LSFM STUDENTS and staff are invited to take their seat by 2pm in JUN0005 at the Junxion for the Graduate Question Time panel. Ask questions to our alumni who work – on staff and freelance contracts – across the media industry in big corporates, independents and have set up their own business. #MtGLincoln

Meet the Graduates, 14 Nov 2018 | Industry and LSFM Students

14th Nov @2pm in JUN0005 | FREE Industry Networking for LSFM Students

Meet-the-Graduates-logoLincoln School of Film & Media students here’s YOUR invitation to our annual industry networking event Meet the Graduates. On Wednesday 14th November 2018 take your seat at the Junxion, ground floor, in JUN0005 at 2pm. Ask alumni any questions about the world of work. Grads will share their experiences from jobhunting to freelancing and offer you advice. Then from 4pm to 5.30pm, at the Tower Bar upstairs, you can chat and make connections with professionals – sharing your ideas and exploring creative collaborations

Working graduates from 2002 to last year likely to attend (so far) are: Class of 2017, Junior Designer & Illustrator | Class of 2012, Freelance Photographer | Class of 2002, TV Producer and Director | Class of 2013, 360 Film Production Creator |  Continue reading