Meet the Graduates (MtG 2013), our networking event, was a good get together for students (and staff) to meet fifteen LSM’s alumni. 2012 graduate Katie Martin captured some of our alumni on the day and asked what they are doing?
The Graduate Question Time was not rose tinted views, but honest realistic perspectives. Graduates talked frankly about their experiences in looking for work, pursuing their passions and reflecting on when they were students. They even agreed that tutors are humans with experience and lots to offer! Trending was to use social media platforms, get business cards and set up your own blog now (students) to showcase your work. Other talking points …
…Media Production degree allows you to demonstrate a massive range of transferable skills… Don’t be fixated on grades but work hard in all areas… You will never stop learning after university – in the industry you get paid to learn… Social media is really valuable for making connections, but there’s a fine line between following and stalking! …Be yourself and confident in what you want to do… Feedback is invaluable…. Expect constructive criticism all the time in the industry!
Informal networking followed, which was a chance for a one-to-one chat between student and graduate. MtG 2013 was captured by 2nd year students, as well as graduates. You’ll see updates here – so watch this space! – and at #meetthegrads.
MA Media Production graduate Steve Young said he was “feeling inspired by the graduates today” at MtG 2013, which was introduced by Sarah Barrow, Head of the Lincoln School of Media.
The Question Time was hosted by LSM 2009 graduate Jordan Livermore . On the panel were 2010 graduate Hansa Dabee, Broadcast Assistant at BBC local radio; 2006 graduate Jimmy Gregory, graphic designer; 2010 graduate Steph Grove, Content Marketing Executive; 2005 graduate KJ, App Developer; and 2005 graduate Mark who runs his own audio production company. Unfortunately 2004 graduate James Sharpe was called up to work at the last minute – as is so often the case when you’re a freelancer (director and writer).
Lincoln School of Media’s thanks to all alumni who were able to be at MtG 2013. 2008 graduate Sam Kirk, Presenter Lincs FM. 2007 graduate David Clancy, Multimedia Producer. 2010 graduate Steve Young, Freelance Filmmaker and Producer. 2011 graduate Laurence Whitaker, BBC local radio. 2012 graduate Katie Martin, Web Intern. 2010 graduate Scott Farrow, NHS Video Producer. 2007 graduate Dani Moseley, TV & Theatre Actress. 2007 graduates Zoe Easy and Will King, Co-founders epixmedia.