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Media Week

Week commencing Monday 10th March 2014

What is it? A 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. Do I need to book to attend? YES! Booking is essential for all activities listed below and is done through your "My Careers Service" account. Students who haven't used this before should read our instructions page before trying to log in to book anything.

LOCATION DETAILS for each event will be provided when booking.

Please Note: Events are popular and booking for each will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the event. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.


If you've ever wondered what career options are available for graduates in the Media Sector or have specific career goals and want to meet professionals in the sector or gain practical experience to help you achieve these, the five events below are not to be missed! Please read on...

Summary of Events

Monday 10th March

1-2pm      CVs and Applications for Media

3-5pm      Journalism Workshop 

Tuesday 11th March

5:30pm-7:30pm      Get Into Publishing

Wednesday 12th March

5:30pm-7:30pm      Insight Into PR, Marketing and Advertising

Thursday 13th March

5:30pm-7:30pm      Insight Into Journalism and Communications


CVs and Applications for Media - slides
10/03/2014: 1pm - 2pm

We will be looking at getting into different Media jobs and how to make the most of your skills and experience to really set your cvs and application materials apart.  We'll think about the bigger picture in this sector and look at the range of different events going on this week.


Journalism Workshop
10/03/2014: 3pm - 5pm

Delivered by: News Associates

Students interested in pursuing a career in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcast can enrol on this two-hour journalism 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 also the largest training provider of the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Multimedia Diploma. 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. You will need to bring a laptop with you to be able to participate in this event.

* If you do not have a laptop but are keen to participate, please notify us when registering – we have a limited number available to loan. We reserve the right to exclude anyone on the day who does not have a laptop with them.


Get Into Publishing - Speaker Profiles

11/03/2014: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Want to get into publishing but don’t know how? Want to know learn some key tips about how to break into – and progress within - this notoriously competitive sector? Want to meet people with successful careers in publishing, and hear their stories?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then come along to this event. You will meet a panel of experts hailing from various publishing backgrounds in the UK – from large houses such as Macmillan and Egmont, the UK’s largest children’s publisher to smaller literary agencies such as LBA books. Please click on 'Speaker Profiles' above for full details. The panel will be followed by a networking event where you can follow up directly with the panel members and other sector experts who can offer insight into this exciting field.


Insight Into PR, Marketing and Advertising - Speaker Profiles

12/03/2014: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Are you interested in working in PR, marketing or advertising and want to find out more? Come to this event to hear directly from professionals working in the industry, discussing their career paths, ways to get into this area, and how to progress your career.

The event starts with an hour long panel discussion with representatives from the industry telling you about their line of work and answering your questions.

The panel includes professionals from Lexington Communications, Vivaki, Proof Communication, Ogilvy, and UCL Media Relations. Please click on 'Speaker Profiles' above for full details.

As the panel ends at 6.30pm, there will be further networking opportunities with both the panellists and representatives from various other organisations who you'll be able to talk to on an informal basis.

This is an excellent opportunity to gather key information about the nature of specific job roles, how you can enter the profession, what the work is like and future industry trends. Even if you're not interested in the specific organisations attending, the speakers / networkers will still be able to give you a valuable insight into the sector as a whole and what working in the industry generally is like.


Insight Into Journalism and Communications - Speaker Profiles

13/03/2014: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Want to get into journalism, media or communications but don’t know how? Want to get key tips about how to break into – and progress within - this rapidly changing sector? Come to this event to hear directly from professionals working in the industry, discussing their career paths, ways to get in, and how to progress your career.

The event starts with an hour long panel discussion with representatives from the industry telling you about their line of work and answering your questions. The panel will be followed by a networking event where you can follow up directly with the panel members and other sector experts who can offer insight into this exciting field.

Page last modified on 26 mar 14 13:12 by Martin Brown


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