I applied for LSFM Industry Mentoring as I thought it would give me an insight into post-university life and help me understand how to progress into a media career. I was paired with Ben Atkinson-Foster, the Digital Education Developer for the College of Arts and a former media student at the University of Lincoln, who shared his experiences in industry as well as his interests in Radio; of which he produces and presents a specialist music podcast.
I am an avid music fan and DJ with aspirations to work in the events industry as well as on Radio and so Ben was a very ideal person to have been mentored by.Continue reading →
University of Lincoln School of Film and Media (LSFM) officially launched this month its Industry Mentoring between 20 professionals and undergraduates for 2018-19. Each academic year, we confirm media mentors who’re available to volunteer time from their busy workload to support students who applied for this 1-to-1 employability opportunity. LSFM Mentoring started as a pilot, in 2014-15 with the Uni’s Careers Team, and now has over 40 professionals on its mentors’ database. The School’s proud that the majority of mentors are our alumni. See a snapshot of this year’s inspirational mentors in our gallery here.
Ian: Graphic Design
Ian Pook, Class of 2007 is a Brand & PR Designer based in Bristol. He has clients from M&S to White Stuff, and has been our media mentor for 3 years:Meeting my mentoree in person was very good to build a more relaxed and productive relationship going forward. It was very rewarding for me personally and looking ahead to hopefully assist my mentoree achieve a job in the industry once they have finished their degree. Continue reading →
See some of our marvellous media mentors. Thanks to professionals who kindly volunteer their time from their busy work schedules to mentor a student from the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media. Commitment with a student-mentee is to have at least 6 contact times (either online or in person) across an academic year. If you’d like to be a mentor, details are here and register your interest any time: LSFM’s_MENTOR_Registration-Form
20 mentors are required for LSFM Mentoring each new academic year, so we check who’ll be available from our mentors’ database. Here’s a snapshot of some of our mentors and we’re proud that many mentors are our alumni!
BOOK NOW forthe FREE Creative Careers Festival, on-campus, Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th February. Events are for our students and graduates, so there will be a focus on Film and Media from Self-employment Strategies to Selling Work Online. The LSFM timetable is below. You can see the full scheduleof eventsherefor Schools in the College of Arts.
University of Lincoln Careers said:“All sessions have limited space, so each is operating on a first come, first serve basis. To book your place on events please visit our Eventbrite page and register. It is likely further sessions will be added as we draw closer to the festival. To keep up to date with schedule changes and additions, please refer to our Eventbrite bookings page or Facebook event.”
Creative Careers Festival is organised by Careers and Employability in partnership with the alumni team, Lincolnshire One Venues, The LPAC and the College of Arts.Here is the planned timetable of events for Lincoln School of Film & Media.Continue reading →