Meet the Graduates 2018 | Reflections

Meet the Grads 2018Meet the Graduates is Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual alumni event on-campus for students to connect with creatives from the working world. Former students from 2002 to 2017 shared their experiences, tips and advice with current students on the 14th November with a Question Time Graduate Panel and Networking. You’ll see clips from the event from a student crew with New Media Lincs soon. In the meantime, here are some reflections from final year students and graduates:

Jo AshmanJo Ashman, Class of 2002 works in television from X-Factor to Springwatch: The Mentoring programme and Meet the Grads are excellent initiatives. Getting to question people in the industry, actually doing the job you hope to do one day, is such a great opportunity for the students, one I wish I’d had when I was studying.”

Student Ethan CurlFinal year student Ethan Curl: The experience was extremely beneficial for gaining insight into life after university. It helped reassure me of what I need to do to prepare myself for the working environment. I now have a better idea of what industries expect.”

Emma Bridgewood, Class of 2016 is freelancing at BBC Three: I’m really impressed with the developments and opportunities available to the students at the University. In the media industry, getting that first job is particularly difficult, but with the help of employability opportunities and exciting media projects available to students, there is no way better to get a foot in the door.”

Final year student Sophie Brown: I found the Meet the Graduates event very helpful and reassuring. I feel less worried about graduating now as I now know that any of the fears and hesitations I am feeling are normal, I found the discussion after the talk particularly helpful as I was able to talk about my personal concerns with some of the graduates and this really helped me think about the next step.”

Final year student Joshua Carter-Begbie:LSFM’s Alumni Networking event was very inspirational. It was nice chatting to the graduates, sharing ideas and being able to get a graduate’s view on life after University.”