UCL Careers


Media Week

30 November 2020 - 4 December 2020

Are you thinking of working in the Media industry after your degree? Or perhaps you’d just like to know more about the area? We have put together a number resources and events to help you explore this sector further. Gain tips on routes into the media industry from experienced professionals and learn what you can start doing now to increase your chances of success!

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.

Events can be extremely popular, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Watch event recordings on our Themed Week archive. These include complete panel discussions and in-depth interviews with experts.

Essential Resources for Success

Over the course of the week we will spotlight a different area of this diverse and exciting sector each day. You will have access to key resources to understand the area, the various roles, and how to find employment. A selection of live jobs to which you can apply will also be included. In addition, we have interviewed a number professionals in the area. They go into detail about their work, how they got there, and share their advice to current students hoping to get started in the industry.

Publishing: Subscribe to receive on Monday 30 November

Marketing, Advertising, & PR: Subscribe to receive on Tuesday 1 December

Journalism: Subscribe to receive on Wednesday 2 December

Broadcast Media: Subscribe to receive on Thursday 3 December

Journalism Workshop with News Associates

Wednesday 2 December, 10am-12pm.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in journalism, you can enrol on this two-hour practical workshop run by press agency and journalism school News Associates where you will get experience of writing an article in a mock, 'real-life' breaking news exercise.

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.

View event details and book your place

Online Q&A with Industry Professionals

Thursday 3 December, various time slots

On Thursday 3 December a selection of industry representatives (many of them UCL graduates) will be on hand to answer your questions. Sessions overlap so you can pop in and out, moving to the sessions of most interest to you.

Once you’ve read through the relevant resource pack, including our interviews, submit your questions or vote on other student’s questions before the session. Our guests will answer the most popular questions first. If you don’t ask the question, you won’t get a response.

If you want to attend any of these Q&A sessions, you can book on now.

Publishing: 3:00pm – 3:40pm.

Our guests include:

Click on their name for more information and send your questions in advance to individuals or the group.

PR, Advertising, & Marketing: 3:20pm – 4:00pm.

Click on their name for more information and send your questions in advance to individuals or the group.

Journalism: 3:45pm – 4:25pm.

  • Ben Kelly, Deputy Head of Audience at The Independent.
  • Lucy Dyer, Editorial Development Manager at News Associates.
  • Richard Watson, Correspondent at BBC Newsnight.
  • Tommy Walters, News Assistant, Special Projects at PBS NewsHour.

Click on their name for more information and send your questions in advance to individuals or the group.

Q&A with Film Director Oliver Nias: 4:05pm – 4:45pm.

Oliver wrote and directed psychological thriller The Return, a 35mm-shot debut feature nominated for The Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards, Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival and winner of Best Screenplay at the Top Indie Film Awards. His second feature is currently in development.

Oliver started making commercials and music videos while studying English Literature at University College London. He continues to make cinematic, thought-provoking short-form films of all kinds.

If you submit a specific production scenario Oliver will provide a ‘Speed Solution’. You can send the scenario below or email colm.fallon@ucl.ac.uk by the 1st December.

Read a brief interview with Oliver here and send your questions or scenario in advance.

View event details and book your place