Postgraduate Student Conference 2013

Graduate-SchoolFrom Catherine Hughes at the Graduate School:  We will be hosting the 7th Annual Postgraduate Student Conference on 18th April 2013 at Riseholme Park Conference Centre in Lincoln.

Postgraduate refers to all PG students, including Masters Taught and Research as well as Professional Doctorates and PhDs. All staff including professional and support staff are welcome, as are undergraduate students.  See here for conference details and to book your place.


Graduation Day

Cathedral interiorThe 23rd of January was the first graduation day of 2013 for the University of Lincoln.  As part of the LSM’s alumni team, I find it‘s a great opportunity to capture the event.  Although I have to admit that I have never attended the January ceremonies at Lincoln Cathedral, until now.  Today I was fortunate to see graduation from a different perspective – as a postgraduate student.  So, as I warm up now with a glass of mulled wine and raise it to all alumni, I thought I’d post a couple of photos taken by my nearest and dearest.


Taking centre stage was actor John Hurt CBE who received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts.  Perhaps you can spot the Head of the LSM Sarah Barrow, and how about anyone else pictured?

John Hurt


Martyn’s thesis has been published

Martyn Thayne (class of 2008 / 2010) is pleased to announce that a revised version of his MA thesis, On Participation: A Critical New Media Analysis, has recently been published and is available here.

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School News

From Sarah Barrow:

LSM Senior Lecturer Chris Hainstock has been accepted onto the Guild of British Film and Television Editors, and will appear in due course on their list of members.

Well done Chris – fantastic and well deserved recognition of your skills, experience and expertise.

I’m also delighted to announce that, against stiff competition from top class scholars from around the world, Rob Coley impressed a panel of 2 Pro-Vice Chancellors, 1 Dean of Research, 1 Faculty Director of Research and me … and was offered the post. He accepted!

Rob’s post represents a significant and very much appreciated sign of confidence in LSM generally, in our research agenda (aligning theory and practice), and in our imminent REF submission.

Meet the LSM Graduates

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?

Bird's eye view: Graduate Question Time

Bird’s eye view: Graduate Question Time

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 … Continue reading

Adam Luff updates from the USA

Hello everyone! Well it has almost been a year since I left the United Kingdom to study at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After meeting Sarah Barrow who visited San Francisco for a conference and showing her around both the city and the Academy, it was suggested that I give an update blog…which I am happy to do of course!

Since my last blog back in September 2011, I have completed two semesters and seven courses. The classes have ranged from writing short scripts, filming short films, directing actors, editing film footage etc.

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Paul Rook, class of 2010

“Don’t turn anything down. Whatever the work is, take it, and be prepared to do things at short notice.”

After finishing my degree in May 2010 I went about applying for a few media jobs that I saw on the opportunities at Lincoln website. After a couple of interviews and rejections I decided making money was the most important thing for me to do. Continue reading

PG Colloquium on Eastern European Culture

From Susanne Sklepek:

Here is the programme of a two day event I have been organizing in my own department (Nottingham University). Should you be interested in E.European Culture please get in touch with me on to register.

17 -18 March 2012, University of Nottingham, Department of History, University Park, Lenton Grove Room 18/19

Lincolnshire Air Show 2011 showcase

From Sarah Barrow:

You are warmly invited to a showcase event of Media ‘work-in-progress’ created in response to the Lincolnshire Air Show 2011 to which LSM students were invited, by RAF Waddington, ‘as press’. Monday 12 Dec, ground floor MHT Continue reading

Jack Shaw, class of 2008 / 2010

My journey from university to working life has not been easy, having spent 20 months living on sofas and busking to make money, however if you want  to do something bad enough, then you’ve just got to do it.

I went to university with two aims, to be as creative as possible and meet loads of people on the same wavelength as me. At the time I had come from an art background with a small amount of experience in Video production. Throughout the first two years of the Media Production Bachelors Degree I began to develop as a creative thinker.

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