Call from University of Lincoln Library …

… for the very first Library Student Advisers.  

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Here’s an invitation from Dan Derricott.  The Library wants to hear student opinion on how it should develop and is looking for a group of 20 committed and knowledgeable students to form its Student Advisory Panel which will meet twice between now and the end of the year – with food & drink provided. There will also be opportunities to get involved in specific projects throughout the year if you have the time, all of which will help The Library to improve and will look great on your CV, and some which may come with a thank you gift for your time!   If you are interested in getting involved all you need to do is email with answers to the following two questions:

  1. What one thing would you change about The Library, why and how? (Max 200 words)
  2. What one thing is The Library great at and how should it build on that? (Max 200 words)

We are looking for creative minds, which can help us develop solutions that students will like, so be bold in your answers and push some boundaries!  Please send your answers in an email to dderricott@lincoln.ac.uk by noon on Monday the 18th February 2013.

Thanks.

History on Television book

Routledge, 2013

Routledge, 2013

This book is a good read if you’re interested in the process involved in the representation of history on television. It is a culmination of an AHRC-funded research project, called ‘Televising History 1995-2010′, by Professor of Cultural Studies Ann Gray and Senior Lecturer Dr Erin Bell.

Erin said their book “considers the representation of the past on television through factual programming.  Beginning with the question ‘why does history on TV look the way it does?’, and drawing on interviews with media professionals, historians, archivists and archaeologists, as well as undertaking analysis of a range of factual programming, from Who do you think you are? to Timewatch.   Continue reading

150 personal stories of how university changed lives

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Cover: Trentham Books

This is Professor Mary Stuart’s book about the history of higher education in the UK.  The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln used real-life personal experiences from those who were the first people in their family to go to University. Mary said “I have tried to illustrate how higher education can and does transform the life chances of individual people from the humblest of backgrounds.”

The book titled ‘Social Mobility and Higher Education: The life experiences of first generation entrants in higher education is a culmination of a research project.  It features autobiographical accounts from 150 people about how getting a degree changed their life chances.   Continue reading

Film Financing Course for Filmmakers

First Light

Image from First Light

First Light is looking for either young filmmakers or teams of young people aged between 18 and 25 to take part in a 4 day residential course to help find funding for their films. You’ll get access to practical workshops, talks and screenings.

It has partnered with the Flatpack Festival and Creative Skillset to run a film financing course in March 2013. First Light said the course “taught by experienced filmmakers will provide all the tools needed to help get film projects off the ground.”  Continue reading

Martyn’s thesis has been published

Martyn Thayne (class of 2008 / 2010) is pleased to announce that a revised version of his MA thesis, On Participation: A Critical New Media Analysis, has recently been published and is available here.

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BAFTA survey responders criticise TV careers advice

Thanks to LSM graduate Jordan Livermore for this story:

“A new research report released today by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) reveals that young people are needlessly being discouraged from pursuing a career in film, television or games – with talented young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and women at particular risk of being lost to these industries. Careers in film, television and games are popular first choices amongst young people………  However, one in five (20%) of all respondents found accessing careers advice difficult or impossible, and ……. the majority (64%) felt the advice was too general and almost half (49%) felt the advisor did not know enough about the industry in question.” Continue reading

KTP Associate Opportunity (York)

From John Mateer, York University

We are looking to recruit an Associate for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between TFTV and Green Screen Productions, a commercial feature film production company based in York. The post is ideally suited to a recent Masters graduate from a film or TV related course (e.g., MA Film and TV Production, MSc Visual Effects, etc.). Salary is between £21,802 and £25,251 per annum, with a two year contract. The closing date for applications is 1 November 2012. Details

LSM 2011 highlights

It’s been quite a year back on the Brayford:

Andrew Elliott organised a conference, Rethinking Epic, at Lincoln in July, with a line-up that included renowned international scholars in film history (Jeffrey Richards, Robert Burgoyne).

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Script writing news

From Marcella Forster, some current opportunities for scriptwriters to write for BBC Television programmes, posted on the National Association of Writers in Education website.
Check out the links carefully – all these schemes have strict entry conditions.

BBC Talent Award for recent graduates: Are you the next Debbie Horsfield or Paul Abbott? BBC North Developing Talent in partnership with BBC writersroom is delighted to announce this development opportunity for student / recent graduate drama writers.

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Katy (Née Atkinson) & Rob Dowell

Katy – Class of 2006 and Rob 2005

You’ll probably remember the Uni Radio Station, Siren FM, and think the only things to come out of it were building up your CV, learning the trade or its eclectic blend of music! For the then 2nd year student Katy Atkinson and 3rd year student Rob Dowell something a bit longer lasting and yes soppier came out of it…a marriage!

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