Meet the Graduates | 2017 Welcome

Meet-the-Graduates-logo-1024x435Head of LSFM Professor Steven Peacock gave a warm welcome to current and former students at the School’s alumni industry networking event Meet the Graduates. Thanks to all for participating. Our Grad Question Time was hosted by Steve Smailes (Class of 2012) with alumni from 2002 to 2017 who shared their experiences, tips and advice about the world of work – at home and abroad. We loved the live link-up with video editor Philip Roberts (Class of 2006) from Crytek in Frankfurt.  

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Just one moment to share from our MtG 2017. More capture to come soon from 2017 Grad James Foster and student Jake Hatton, so watch this space!  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates | Industry Profiles on 8th Nov 2017

See who is planning to come for LSFM’s free industry network event Meet the Graduates. Former students have posted a profile on their experiences since graduating. Our Grads (their work permitting) have spared time to be on-campus with LSFM students on 8th Nov. THIS Wednesday MtG 2017 is your on-campus opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives, make industry links, share tips on job-hunting and collaborate on projects. 

LSFM STUDENTS are invited to take their theatre seat for 2pm in the Stephen Langton Building (SLB) for the Graduate Question Time panel. Ask questions to our alumni who work – on staff and freelance contracts – across the media industry from big corporates (BBC TV) to indies (Epix Media).  Please note: Lisa Rustage has just got work on a feature film –  at short notice as things tend to be in her job – so she said: “Truly disappointed I cannot make it!”

Steve Smailes, Class of 2012 | Freelance Photographer

Steve Smailes PhotographyWhen you’re finishing university you often get asked “Where do you want to be in 5 years?” and let’s be honest, it’s a very difficult question. But 5 years on I’m here to say how it stacks up to what I was thinking when I graduated from the Uni of Lincoln in 2012. 

When I left I wanted to be able to set up my own photography business and be working for myself. It was a risky and in some ways optimistic thing as I was unsure how I was going to achieve this as I had limited resources in terms of money and equipment (I had a camera I’d used my student loan and money from some work experience jobs to buy) but had to keep paying rent and other expenses while building the business.

I was given a great head start by getting work with The Lincolnite which gave me a steady income and also the time to grow my business as I work for them on an on call basis and I still work with them today.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates | 8th Nov 2017 LSFM Networking Event

Meet-the-Graduates-logo-1024x435Here’s your invitation to Meet the Graduates (MtG) 2017 alumni network event between our former and current students. Head of Lincoln School of Film & Media Professor Steven Peacock posted: We hope you’ll join LSFM on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Brayford Pool campus for the great gathering between our graduates and students. I’d like to meet you, so hope we can connect at MtG.

MtG 2017 will be in the Stephen Langton Building. Our network event will start at 12.30pm with a buffet lunch for alumni. At 2pm LSFM students will have the opportunity for an audience with alumni at the popular, frank, Graduate Question Time. From 3.30pm there’ll be a networking session; one-to-one between students, fellow grads and staff over a drinks reception. Alumni will also have the chance to see developments at the School, so let us know if you’d like a tour. RSVP by 30th Oct via email: alumni@lincoln.ac.uk

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Q & A Clip: Getting a job in the media

Meet-the-Graduates-logo-1024x435Love LSFM’s former students sharing their experiences on getting a media job. Thanks to our audience with alumni who were captured at last year’s Lincoln School of Film & Media’s networking event Meet the Graduates. New Media Lincs student crew were Daisy Sadeh, Bradley Nicholls, Filip Grzejszczyk and James Hunter. See this Question & Answer clip on jobs our graduates do to get by when they’re pursuing their passions … 

Grad Panel: Jane Hearst, 2016 | Alex O’Brien, 2014 | Dani Moseley, 2007 | Ayodele Ogunshakin, 2015 | Aleysha Minns, 2013 |Jack Johnston, 2009 | Matthew D Bayfield, 2010 | Declan O’mara, 2014 | Jack McQuone, 2015 | Host Daniel J. Layton, 2012

NEXT network event ‘Meet the Grads’ | 8th Nov 2017 @2pm in SLB

Sylvia Entwistle, class of 2012. Hello prospective graduates!

I hope you’re enjoying your course (and working hard – it’s not all about those Tower Bar meetings in the beer garden you know…)

I’ve been asked to write a little bit about my journey from Studenthood to the ‘real world’ thus far and I hope I can give you a little insight on what you might expect once the heavenly bubble of University life bursts and leaves a sticky residue of hope and fear on you. Continue reading

Ian Pook, class of 2007

It’s about your ideas not what software you use – it is important to keep up to date with emerging technologies and software but your ideas are the most important thing

I started BROKENLOGO in 2007 in my last few weeks of my course – undertaking my initial piece of professional design work for the University and at the same time as working on the promotions team for the Engine Shed in its debut year. This role allowed me to achieve a position at the 02 Bristol Academy undertaking a similar role quite quickly after I’d moved to Bristol. Continue reading

Degree show feedback

From Sarah Barrow: Some fantastic feedback on the degree show from two of our external visitors who’ve already taken the time to send some kind words:

Sarah Grundy, Historic Environment Officer, Lincolnshire County Council wrote “I’ve just come back from visiting the Degree Show, where I was very kindly given a tour by Gemma. Thanks very much indeed for inviting me along, it was fantastic to see all the work your students have done, I was most impressed. Continue reading

Channel 4Talent Day in Lincoln

Apply now for a place at the 4Talent Day – 3rd July at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln.

This is an event where Channel 4 spills the beans on how our industry works. You meet industry professionals who can reveal what skills, experience and attitude you need to get noticed. And we share the secrets of how you can build an incredible career in the media. Continue reading

Internships in UoL careers team

From Helen McCarron:

Want to work for the careers and employability team? Who wouldn’t! There are 6 internship positions, one of which is a multi media based position. We have hired media students the past three years for this post. Details. There is also a student communications internship with the library which would also be suitable for a media graduate. Details. If you are considering self employment then you might want to register for your free BECTU workshop. These positions have only been opened for some universities and we are in the lucky few. Enquiries: hmccarron@lincoln.ac.uk Continue reading