We have made our first four ‘Try it’ awards of £500 through the Social Enterprise project and are excited to support more projects amongst our students, staff and graduates! Theawards were made to these individuals for them to progress their projects by carrying out market research. The projects will hopefully show potential and we may be able to award a further £5000 to begin making the project work longer term. If you have an idea for a project which you would like to discuss further please get in touch with me at email@example.com. The project is open to staff, students and graduates (up to one year from graduation.) Download Guidance notes.Download Application Form Continue reading →
Do you have a vision for a short film you’d love to make but no dosh with which to do so? Then this is the brief for you. We’re offering eight IdeasTap members £5,000 funding each and expert mentoring to turn their short film ideas into reality. Narrative, documentary, conceptual, a music video, animation – the format is down to you – what we’re looking for are engaging and, above all, original ideas. The closing date is March 28th.Full details
Q: Why are Contracts like Train Connections? A: They Never Arrive When You Need Them.
It is literally three years ago since I wrote my first blog for the LSM page. I know this because I just read it again to remind myself what I wrote in preparation for writing this entry. Hopefully my grammar has improved since then!
Three years ago I had been working for a little while on a show called My First Place, a real estate show about first time homebuyers. I was a production coordinator for the show so I was in charge of getting the legal releases required for the show so we could film people and locations. I loved this job, it was great fun. Continue reading →
According to a new study published last week, female graduates can expect to earn thousands of pounds a year less than male graduates with similar qualifications. This is not a new story – “Underlying all of the analyses… is the fact that male graduates earn more than females. We drew attention to this in our studies of the 1995 and 1999 graduating cohorts. The same results are still in evidence some 10 years later.”
What does this mean for our graduates and students? If you have personal experience of pay inequality among media graduates, or you simply want to air an opinion, please do submit a comment!
I have enjoyed reading the alumni blog (I am not an LSM graduate but I did take some LSM modules as part of my course at the School of Computing). A runner position has just arisen at my company, Red Bee Media, that would probably suit recent School of Media graduates. It’s a runner’s job in the post production department that provides all manner of services for Channel 4. It should be a good ‘foot in the door’ here at Red Bee Media. We are industry leaders in a number of broadcast, video on demand and creative services. Its also a good opportunity to gain experience at Channel 4. The deadline is rather tight (17th March), and details are here: http://www.redbeemedia.com/careers
Hazel Blears’ Internship Bill failed to be get a second reading in parliament last week.Sabina Usher writes in the Independent “It was (an) important step in the campaign to stop unpaid internships and demonstrate that asking young people to work for free is unacceptable, and not to mention potentially illegal under national minimum wage law. While it wouldn’t have totally eradicated the practice, the Bill would have reduced these internships’ number and visibility and begun the process of necessary cultural change.”
Is this good or bad news for media production graduates? What do you think?Continue reading →
An opportunity came up a couple years ago to work in Shine Network, the consultancy department of Shine Television, now one of biggest production companies in the world. The department’s role was to support other production companies / broadcasters in different territories around the world making Shine formats. I learnt in depth about world media, how commissioning worked, pitching, programme making, editing, filming. From Australia to Romania, part of my job was to visit sets around the world with the teams making a number of different show like: MasterChef, On Born Every Minute, Biggest Loser and Minute to Win it.
12 internships have been announced by the University. Full details and job descriptions for the roles are available here.
In brief the roles are:
1 x Graduate Intern (Registrar’s Office): A 12 month contract working primarily within the Registrar’s Office, Secretariat and Health and Safety.
11 x Graduate Intern (Student Affairs): 6 month contracts working primarily within the Student Administration and Admission teams.
In addition the following posts will be advertised in the near future: 2 x Student Support Internships.These are 12 month contracts working within the Advice Service/ Student Funding term.
If you happen to be on campus today, there will be a chance to discuss these opportunities in the Atrium, Brayford Campus, 12.00 to 14.00