Steve Smailes, Class of 2012 | Freelance Photographer

SteveSmailesHello I’m Steve Smailes. I am a freelance photographer specialising in editorial, commercial, events and wedding photography. After graduating from the Media Production course in 2012 I stayed put in Lincoln and never left! The work was here and the base of contacts I’d built up while at university was paying dividends, so why leave? Now over 4 years on, my partner and I have bought a house with our dog Benny. I work under my own name for clients big and small, mostly in Lincolnshire. Most notably The Lincolnite and its sister publications Lincolnshire Business and Lincolnshire Reporter which is a large chunk of the work I do with my images seen by over 500,000 readers a month! I’ve also worked with the Lincolnshire Showground, Macmillan Cancer Support, Visit Lincoln, LIVES, Relentless Energy Drink and even the University of Lincoln itself.

I also find time to help out students in my own time. I’m part of the university’s mentoring scheme that links students with industry (at LSFM many mentors are working graduates) to offer advice on life after uni course work and business advice. LSFM Mentoring is a really rewarding scheme for both parties and my mentee Emily has got to come on a few jobs with me, which I hope was a real boost for her work experience. I often go for coffee chats with her, and also students from Lincoln College too and have given talks to level 3 students and local camera clubs. Continue reading

Graduate Jobs, Internships & More | Careers & Employability

OPPORTUNITIES! Especially for our University of Lincoln Graduates.

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Watch our Graduate | Jo Graham talking about her internship at Mortons (2015)

Mentoring | LSFM and Industry

LSFM Mentoring is a unique way to link industry with selected undergraduates. Thanks to volunteer mentors from the world of work who make time to support our final year or level 2 students in an academic year.  Each mentor brings their unique experience of the job market to help our students, during their course, as they plan goals and pursue passions for a career. In the past our mentors and mentees have explored everything from work opportunities to discussing dissertations. Pairs are in contact at least 6 times across semesters, so may be around 6-12 hours during the academic year. Contact time is flexible and pairs choose how to meet: face-to-face, talking on the phone, having a web chat or using other online platforms.

Mentors are offered an induction to mentoring, written guidelines and thereafter student-mentee liaises with mentor. Interested in being a mentor? Read the introduction and you can download the form to register your interest anytime: LSFM Mentoring_Introduction  |  LSFM_MENTOR_Registration-Form

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Paid Mobile App Developer Internship | Blueprint: Film

Mikaela-Smith_Twitter_2014Grad Mikaela Smith is a 2014 graduate from the Lincoln School of Film & Media and works at Blueprint: Film with alumni also from this School – David Brook (Class of 2003, Media Production) and Chris Searson (Class of 2009, CLM/Photography). Mikaela got in touch about a paid Blueprint Film Internship Opportunity 2015 for an experienced programmer to develop a mobile app for iOS and possibly Android.

I am currently a Film Production & Admin intern at Blueprint: Film (it has been doing many workshops with the Media Production students over the last couple of weeks!) and I actually got my job through the University of Lincoln Careers & Employability website.  NOW we’ve got a fantastic opportunity to develop some apps with a great client, and are looking for a paid intern to assist on the projects. It’s a great opportunity for someone that is confident in App development and programming to do a 6 month, full time internship that pays above the minimum wage. The start date is flexible, but we’re looking for candidates to start between July & September 2015. CLICK HERE about the brief for the role, which has all the details and contacts to apply for this internship!  Continue reading

Creative Careers Week for Students | 26th-29th May 2015

CreativeCareersWeek_May2015 The University of Lincoln Careers and Employability Team has organised FREE events for our students in the College of Arts during Creative Careers Week. Find out about going freelance, job-hunting strategies and postgraduate opportunities. Also try mock job interviews and get an insight into the assessments used by employers. See the range of events about career options from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th May and it’s best to REGISTER NOW! 

Event organisers said: We recommend that students from the College of Arts attend at least three sessions to get full value from the week. This can also be counted towards your Lincoln Award chosen and academic approved activities. You need to be a student currently studying at the University of Lincoln to attend this week. If you have questions regarding the events please email Helen McCarron hmccarron@lincoln.ac.uk.

During the Creative Careers Week, The Prince’s Trust will be running its popular Exploring Enterprise workshops about self-employment (27th – 29th May). Our 2006 graduate, at The Prince’s Trust, Jimmy Gregory said booking is essential: Continue reading

Paid Internship | Lincoln Drill Hall

Opportunity for a paid part-time Communications and Marketing Assistant Intern. It’s posted by our 2014 Graduate Catherine Chibnall, Online Media Assistant at the University of Lincoln College of Arts:

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall is looking for a dynamic intern who is passionate about events, arts, communication, digital, culture, people and Lincoln. This fantastic opportunity is available to recent graduates of the College of Arts as part of RADAR, our Creative Graduate Accelerator Scheme in partnership with Threshold Studios.  This part-time role will involve working with the Drill Hall Marketing Manager and team to deliver a number of marketing tasks from online communications and social media to management of print materials and assisting with live events.  Continue reading

Media Mentoring Opportunity | Students can apply NOW!

We are proud that our LSFM Mentoring between industry professionals and our students will be running this academic year. HUGE thanks to creative & media-related pros for volunteering their time to be mentors, some who’re our alumni, we are half way there.  So now we are looking for undergraduates who are in their final or second year of creative study to apply for our unique media mentoring …

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… Just complete the student registration form here.  Deadline for applications is 5th October 2014 via email to Louise Lawlor. Hurry not long to go! If selected, you must be available for the 1-hour induction on 22nd October from 4pm to 5pm at the Enterprise Building and also at 11.30am on 29th October for a chance to chat with your media mentor.

Our media mentoring is in partnership with the University of Lincoln Careers & Employability.  LSFM Head Sarah Barrow said: This is a great opportunity for our Level 3 and Level 2 undergraduates Continue reading