Alec Albury, Class of 2012

Alec AlburyWe all know finding work after University is or will be tough. I’m not someone that actually felt that panic at first, as I was very lucky.  You may hate to read this, but I owe it all to the Research and Development module. Through this I and two other friends decided to look into writing a case study on Envy Post Production.

We found something we all had in common in media interests and that was post production so we put our heads together and went for it. Envy were and still are a big company so it was hard at first, but after a few emails and couple of calls we had secured a date to take a tour and have an interview (all for our case study of course). A week later we received emails inviting us to come down to do a week’s work experience and during that week we all secured jobs as runners. That is what I did for the next year. Running is of course a bit of a pain. Long hours, degrading jobs and it’s just generally difficult to maintain a smile on your face. Continue reading

Gemma Lowe’s business start-up

2012 LSM graduate Gemma Lowe received a bursary from Enterprise Inc. at the University of Lincoln to start her own business as an audio specialist and voice-over artist.  Her story coincides with the 10th anniversary of Sparkhouse, with its Open Days this week.  Gemma’s in no doubt that the help she got was “crucial” to setting up on her own, and she can now reflect on the experience.

Gemma-Lowe_pic2It’s great being my own boss and it really keeps me motivated, but being self‐employed hasn’t exactly been what I had expected (find out why below)!  I am a voice-over artist with a passion for audio recording and production. I have experience in radio presenting and people regularly told me that I have a ‘voice for radio’, so this really got me thinking what else I could use my voice for.  Gemma’s Q & A session.  Continue reading

Phil Matejtschuk, class of 2012

These first months have been the busiest of my life – but I have learnt from them every single day.

Having graduated from the BA (Hons) Media Production course, I was awaiting response from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) after interviewing for their PgDip Sound Design For The Theatre course, which was brand new this year, and listed a maximum of three places available in the prospectus. A few weeks later, I received the letter I was hoping for……….. Continue reading

Are you a recent Lincoln graduate?

The University is looking for information about the destinations of our most recent Graduates (2011/2012) for the Destination of Leavers From Higher Education Survey.

The 2011/2012 DLHE survey is now underway with the aim of making telephone contact with as many of our graduates who completed a course in 2012 as possible.

If you are a class of 2012 graduate please contact Jenny Stainton, Employability Information Manager before the end of February.