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UCL Media Careers Week

Week Commencing 9 March 2015

UCL Careers is hosting a Media Careers Themed Week- a whole week of activities designed to help you find out more about opportunities in this popular sector including information on routes in and how to gain valuable work experience.

If you haven't attended events organised by UCL Careers before, we strongly recommend you read through our Themed Weeks page for information on what to expect, how to prepare and how to book to attend.


Programme:

Event and Booking Information

Please note: Events taking place across the week will be in a variety of venues. Please make a note of the location of each event when you book to attend.


What is Media Analytics? with GroupM
Monday 09th February:
5.30pm to 6.30pm

Media is changing. Data and analytics is key to delivering successful media campaigns and growing clients’ business.

This means the media sector needs talent from STEM backgrounds who understand the power of big data and who want to use their scientific approach in a creative “people first” environment.

Find out more about this growing part of the sector and the opportunities available for STEM students in a presentation delivered by GroupM, global media investment group, and part of WPP.

The slides from this workshop are available to download now.


Get Into Publishing
Tuesday 10th February: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Want to get some key tips on how to break through into this into this notoriously competitive sector?  Meet a panel of experts followed by a networking event.

Panel members confirmed include:

  • UCL MA Publishing
  • HarperCollins
  • BMJ
  • Euromoney financial magazine
  • Peters Fraser & Dunlop literary agency
  • UCL Press.

You can also download Speaker Profiles for each of our panelists.


Journalism Workshop
Wednesday 11 February 1pm-3pm

Students interested in pursuing a career in journalism can enroll on this two-hour practical workshop run by the press agency News Associates. They will get you writing an article in a mock, ‘real-life’ breaking news exercise. Feedback will be given on your work and time is set aside for careers advice.

News Associates are the UK’s leading training provider of the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Multimedia Diploma. Please note this is an interactive session aimed at those looking to pursue a career in UK-based journalism.

Attendees will need to have excellent skills in both verbal and written English to ensure that they can engage effectively with the demands of the workshop.

Please note that this is an interactive session aimed at those looking to pursue a career in UK-based journalism. Attendees will need to have excellent skills in both verbal and written English to ensure that they can engage effectively with the demands of the workshop.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the group size and nature of this workshop, a returnable cash deposit is required after registering to guarantee your place. You will also need to bring a laptop with you to be able to participate in this event.


Get into Marketing/PR/Advertising
Wednesday 11 February 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hear directly from professionals working in the industry discussing their career paths, ways to get into this area, and how to progress your career.

Panel members confirmed include:

  • Ogilvy
  • Matter of Form
  • Periscopix
  • British Council
  • UCL Media Relations.

You can also download Speaker Profiles for each of our panelists.


Careers in TV, Film & Radio
Thursday 12 February 2015 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Want to get key tips about how to break into and progress within TV, Film & Radio?

Come along to this event to hear directly from professionals and network with them.We’ll kick off the evening by hearing from all our panellists. They’ll be talking about their current role, how they got there and giving advice to students as to how to progress while still at University.

They’ll also be revealing top tips for getting work experience or a first job in the sector.Following the talks we’ll have questions to the panel and then break into the Careers Library for some informal networking where you can ask our speakers any individual questions.

Panel members confirmed include:

You can also download Speaker Profiles for each of our panelists.

BOOK NOW... Log into your My UCL Careers account to book your place.


Media Week resources and one-to-one advice

Please also remember, before, during and after this week of events, you can access a huge range of careers information on the Media Industry or talk to Careers Consultants and UCL Alumni for one-to-one advice on getting in to the sector. Visit our Career Planning page for more details.