An Illustrated History of Warner Bros, Rick Senat | 21 Feb at UoL

WarnerBros-logoUniversity of Lincoln (UoL) is delighted to welcome Visiting Professor Rick Senat for a Special Lecture about An Illustrated History of Warner Bros on Wednesday 21st February (Part one) 1pm-4pm, (Part two) 5pm-8pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool campus. The Uni said:  The event is FREE and open to ALL – current and former students, staff and friends. No registration needed – just turn up promptly at 1pm and 5pm. Rick will share insider stories and experiences from his impressive career with Warner Brothers – including a wide range of exclusive clips and still images straight from the WB archive.

Following a few years in Independent production in the UK and the US, Rick worked for Warner Bros. from 1976 until 2002 when he was Senior Vice-President of Business and legal affairs, responsible for activities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has been associated with the Harry Potter films, Greystoke, Batman, Superman and a number of Stanley Kubrick’s films. More recently, he consulted on various productions including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Troy, Alfie, Sahara, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. He was Executive Producer of JK Rowling’s  The Casual Vacancy and the blockbuster 2016 movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. He is currently executive producing the sequel, Fantastic Beasts, the Crimes of Grindlewald starring Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jude Lawfor release worldwide in November 2018. Continue reading

Hannah Skidmore, Class of 2014 | Aesthetica Fest BAFTA-Recognised

HannahSkidmore-ASFF2017_photo-by-Jim Poyner PhotographyIt was always my aim to remain within the film industry after graduation.It’s all happening in London. You want a job in film, London’s is the place to be.” Now if I had a pound for every time this was said to me, I might have been able to afford to live in London! But truth be told, moving to London never really crossed my mind. I don’t buy into the fact that you must be in London to have a good job. It’s easy to get caught up in people telling you how important it is to work in the “big city” but I couldn’t disagree more. There is a wealth of talent right across the country that all too often gets overlooked. Don’t get me wrong, London works for many people, but just not me. I’m a big advocate of taking some of the focus off London so that other amazing cities across the UK, such as Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds etc. can flourish and develop. It’s this desire to stand out from the crowd that drew me to Aesthetica. 

Aesthetica-Mag-CoverHere was this incredible business that produced not only one of the most successful arts and culture publications, Aesthetica magazine, but had its own BAFTA-Recognised film festival, international Art Prize and Creative Writing Award. To top it all off, it was right on my doorstep!  Since joining the team last September as Aesthetica’s Marketing Coordinator, it’s been a complete whirlwind. In less than three months I’ve been front and center for the launch of three issues, we’ve opened both the Art Prize and Creative Writing Prize, and hosted the 7th edition of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

I can’t begin to explain how rewarding it is to go to work each day and be surrounded by people with as much passion and excitement for film. The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is one of the world’s leading international short film festivals, celebrating independent film from around the world and it really does pride itself on being an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking. The festival takes place each November across the city of York, showcasing over 300 films from both established and emerging filmmakers, along with numerous industry masterclasses, guest programmes, premiere screenings and special events. To submit your short this year visit: www.asff.co.uk/submit. Entries close 31 May 2018. Here’s ASFF 2017 trailer.  Continue reading

The Digital Student Life | Survey for Uni of Lincoln Students

Student-Survey_DigitalLifeTeam-January2018Survey needs YOU – students from University of Lincoln (UK)! 

The Digital Student Life team said: we’re looking to create a prototype online student hub for students to easily access all of the online information, digital resources and support needed at the University of Lincoln. We need to find out what resources and information matter most to you (students). With the input of staff and students alike we have compiled a list of all the options available when using the University’s online facilities – now it’s your turn to vote on the most important! 

Here is the link to the survey: http://lncn.eu/ai23The survey should take around 5 minutes and participating students will have the opportunity to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

Prof Steven Peacock, Head of LSFM | Welcome

Steven Peacock-1Welcome to Professor Steven Peacock who is the new Head of Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) at the College of Arts, University of Lincoln. Steven saidI am delighted to join LSFM and am excited by the wide range of programmes and wealth of initiatives being implemented across the School. We are at the cutting-edge in content and delivery of our teaching and research, and I look forward to developing more collaborations, across Schools and internationally, in the future. 

The new LSFM Magazine 2017, with a foreword by Steven, is online. It features our creative courses, facilities, current & former student experiences and opportunities. Love LSFM! #WeAreLincoln Continue reading

Uni of Lincoln | Gold Award, Teaching Excellence Framework

University of Lincoln has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. TEF is an independent assessment of teaching quality, student support and graduate success in Higher Education. A gold rating means our university degree courses are of the highest quality found in the UK.

Uni of Lincoln was ranked as one of the 59 Gold standard Higher Education providers – from 295 that entered the TEF – and you can read the news story here. 

Uni of Lincoln (UK) | Healthy Campus & Wellbeing Week 2017

University of Lincoln celebrates ten years of Healthy Campus and Wellbeing Week. This year it will run from 6th to 10th March 2017. 

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Claire Bell, Head of Equality & Engagement said: A culture of wellbeing is one of our University key performance indicators, and for 10 years we have worked together to deliver against this objective and provide a full week’s worth of sports and wellbeing related activities for all staff and students to take advantage of. As a key sponsor of this annual event I am proud that we celebrate our 10th Anniversary.

This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues, who have worked over the years to build cross organisational partnerships, and actively contribute to make this annual event possible.

All at the University can find out more: http://healthycampus.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk

Looking China 2016 | LSFM Student film making project

LookingChina2016-logoThe aim of Looking China 看中国 is to enhance cultural communication between China and the rest of the world through the art of film. Four Lincoln School of Film & Media student-producers took part in this year’s collaborative film making project between the University of Lincoln (UK) and a University in China. LSFM Lecturer Tom Martin was on the trip and said: “This year the students visited Guizhou University in the south west of China, each visiting a remote area to make a documentary with a small local crew. The students are keen to pass on their thanks for the opportunity to partake in the trip. 

The LSFM students performed very well, with a diverse range of good quality videos being produced. The documentaries are now on YouTube, with the films and links below.” Continue reading

Congrats to Class of 2015 | Lincoln School of Film & Media

Uni-Lincoln-Grad2015-videoFriday 11th September 2015 saw another glorious graduation day for University of Lincoln (UK) – this time for the School of Film & Media – at lovely Lincoln Cathedral. Congratulations to our alumni and we’d love former students to keep in touch: follow on Twitter @LSMAlumni and keep us posted on how you are doing in the world of work here on the LSFM Blog.  The University’s 10.30am graduation ceremony was captured and you can view it at this link: http://www.iamagraduate.com/lincoln/ceremony10.html

RosieTurner_Grad2015Rosie Turner, Class of 2015, will be sharing her latest experiences and adventures soon. Rosie was on the School’s Mentoring, which is great engagement between students and industry professionals. Mentoring is an LSFM partnership with Careers & Employability and it will run this new academic year (2015-16).  LSFM third and second year students can apply before 9th Oct 2015. Return the form by email to Louise Lawlor. Good Luck.  LSFM_STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM_2015-16

Survey! 2nd Years, what should our New Year’s resolution be?

Our Year Two students at the University of Lincoln have you had your say via the Level 2 Student Survey?  We’d love to hear your comments by 16th January 2015. There’s a £300 prize fund for the School which has the highest percentage of undergraduates completing the survey. So here’s a reminder from the Student Engagement Section at EDEU (Educational Development & Enhancement Unit): 

L2-OnlineSurvey-deadline16.01.2015The survey is run online. Every student who is eligible to complete the survey should have received an email to their university account with a link to the survey. Or Level two students can go directly to the link www.lincoln.ac.uk/talktous and log in with their usual university username and password.

The survey asks second year undergraduate students to reflect on the quality of teaching and support so that we can use the feedback to improve these things at course, school and university levels. Thank you.

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