It has been my overall dream for a long while, that I want to pay my way through life, through my creative means. Meaning I want to eat, pay my rent, travel and have fun all from payment through my creative outlets and ONLY through my creative outlets. No part time/ full time PAYE jobs. Straight self-employment through my writing, acting and modelling (though the latter is very few and far between).
ACTING: So I have been in various plays this year in various theatres and each one has come from the last. I was recommended for a role for a scratch night at the Waterloo East theatre with Whoop ‘n’ Wail. The play was called Three Women in a Music Box written by Dan Horrigan and directed by Alice Bonifacio and I played Cora.It went down a treat with the audience along with the critics and gained 5 stars ∗∗∗∗∗ I received my first review from it:Continue reading →
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading →
Celebrate 10 years of business innovation with Sparkhouse.
Since opening Sparkhouse has supported more than 230 new businesses and has been recognised nationally as ‘leading edge’ for best practice. New creative, innovative and technology-based businesses of all kinds can rent office space, including graduate start-ups.The team behind Sparkhouse also offer workshops plus help and support for any students or staff who are thinking about setting up, or may already be running, a business.
An open day is taking place on Wednesday, 1st May with two sessions at 11am and 12.30pm.
So why not pop in to meet the team and find out what they can do for you? Refreshments will be available. If you are able to book a place in advance please e-mail email@example.com or you are welcome on the day.
We regularly pass on job opportunities here, and new jobs come up daily on our Twitter feed, but did you know that the University Careers and Employability Service can also help you find employment or self-employment? Adviser Helen McCarron writes:
Have you had a look at our website for information how to find jobs? We have information for each course with useful places to start your job hunt. Continue reading →
I managed to squeeze in another TV job before the year was out! lol
It’s a Kids’ TV prog called ‘Which is Witch’ and I play the character ‘Ava’ who is a witch and older sister to one of the main characters. It was filmed in Belgium (which was great as I’ve never been) and its all done in 3D with SFX. It was a really good experience. The cast are English and the crew are French! lol so it was interesting everything having to be relayed in French and then translated (if need be) The cast were all fun to work with. I’ve attached a couple pictures of me in character, along with another member of the main cast (who was actually in the BBC Three hit comedy series ‘Some Girls’)
Filming was fast yet efficient, as they film two episodes a week and everyone is lovely, yet hardworking, which is EXACTLY what you need for projects like that. Again the feedback for my performance was really good, so who knows, where that new contact could lead. I’m not entirely sure when it airs, but I’ll definitely keep you posted. Continue reading →
I did wonder why LSM graduate Jordan Livermore left his first job in 3D film, to launch himself as a runner. I‘m beginning to understand now, having gone along to “Meet the Freelancers”, an event suggested and organised by Jordan, hosted by the LSM.
Jordan’s idea was to pass on the wisdom and experiences of fellow freelancers Nick Cramp, James Gurden, Jude Winstanley and Andy Devonshire, as well as to give his own take on the business. Together they did just that. Jordan started with this:
Had a day of meetings and a uni catch up (With Staci Shuttleworth and Tamsin Nolan from my course) Always nice to catch up with the girlies and they’re both doing BRILLIANTLY in media. Staci has just been promoted to the head of scheduling team for channel 5 and Tamsin works either for sky sports or a sports channel/programmes like soccar am or something like that. Anyhoo!