Meet the Graduates (MtG) is always a highlight at the Lincoln School of Media and this year’s networking event between graduates and students was no exception. As our third year students are on the verge of graduating (good luck), our alumni were asked what they missed most about being a student? Katie Martin, who graduated last year, captured frank and funny answers from alumni talking about their love of Lincoln and that student lifestyle …

Bird's eye view: Graduate Question Time

Bird’s eye view: Graduate Question Time

MtG 2013 was introduced by Sarah Barrow, Head of the Lincoln School of Media. The event featured Informal networking and a Graduate Question Time, which wasn’t rose tinted views, but honest realistic perspectives. Graduates talked openly about their experiences in looking for work and pursuing their passions. They even agreed that tutors are humans with experience and lots to offer!

The Graduate 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 a 2005 graduate 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).

Trending was to use social media platforms, get business cards and set up your own blog to showcase your work.  Other talking points were: A 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!

2006 Graduate Jimmy Gregory (left) & student

2006 Graduate Jimmy Gregory (left) & LSM student

The Informal networking 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.  In the meantime, you can take a look at the images from the event below.

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, 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.