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Five top tips for navigating Media Week 2021

Our first industry week of the year is kicking off from Monday 22 to Friday 26 November 2021. In this article, we summarise what you can expect from media week.


1 November 2021

Media week is comprised of a series of online panels, which will highlight the range of opportunities open to you across the sector. 

It is an excellent opportunity to hear about new career pathways, as well as giving you the opportunity to gain sector insights from people working in the industry.

We're featuring events across the sector, including:

  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Film
  • Television
  • Podcasts
  • Radio
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Social media

    We have highlighted five tips ahead of attending media week events:

    1. There’s more to publishing than writing books

    We have just the event to prove it!

    Come to our panel on Getting into Publishing on Tuesday 23 November. Hear how our panelists began their careers and find out about the exciting range of publishing roles available in areas such as:

    • Editorial
    • Rights
    • Licensing
    • Sales and more!

    2. Become the next Christopher Nolan 

    Well, maybe if you try really hard!

    Our event on careers in Broadcast Media: Film, TV, Radio & Podcasts on Wednesday 24 November will feature a panel of professionals from organisations including Bloomberg and Somethin’ Else who are will share their insights on how to break into a competitive industry.

    Hopefully, you’ll end the evening with less of an existential crisis than after watching a Nolan movie. 

    3. Create your own headlines

    We are running a journalism workshop on Thursday 25 November with industry professionals from Journalism school News Associates where you will get experience of writing an article in a mock, 'real-life' breaking news exercise.

    This fun and informative interactive session are always popular so book early!

    Also, make sure you make time for our panel event routes into journalism on Monday 22 November to hear from freelance and in house journalists talk about their experiences and what working in the sector is really like. 

    4. Turn your knack for Insta and TikTok into a career

    Intrigued about how ideas and products are marketed to large audiences?

    Come to our Insights on Advertising, Marketing, PR and Social Media Careers panel on Thursday 25 November to find out more about how to start in this exciting and evolving sector from alumni working for the likes of Tesco, Havas and Premier PR.

    5. Understand how COVID-19 is affecting the industry 

    We all know the effects of the pandemic have been wide-reaching and will last for some time to come. But not all roles and organisations will be affected equally. Throughout all the events we’ll hear about how the last 18 months has changed the work of our panelists plus lookout for a discussion on the wider changes in the media sector on Wednesday 24 November hosted by the Students' Union. 

    To book any of Media Week events, log into your myUCLCareers account. You’ll also find sector guides on the Career Discovery tab of your account in: 

    • Journalism
    • Publishing
    • Broadcast Media and Advertising, Marketing & PR