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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Welcome to the Media Club

The Media Club is exclusively for University of Manchester students.  We invite leading industry practitioners, on a regular basis throughout the academic year, to speak about key topics, their careers and getting into the media. Sessions are normally held on weekday evenings between 5pm-6.30pm.  Let us know that you plan to come along by looking for an event on www.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink and registering your interest.

How do I join?

Sign up to the Media Club Facebook page, which can be accessed via the careers service website www.manchester.ac.uk  (scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the Facebook icon).  Here, you’ll find work experience and job opportunities that we get to hear about and details of the Media Club regular events.

2014/15 – Semester one – Media Club Events.

Please check details and register for the events below on www.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink   Although we try not to change the dates of events, from time to time we may need to due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

1. Coffee with 20th Century Fox’s Vice President of Marketing, Richard Dewhurst

Wednesday 1 Oct, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Christies Bistro, Oxford Road

 

This is a great opportunity to find out about marketing within the film industry from someone at the very top.  If you would like to join in a group conversation with Richard Dewhurst, a graduate of the University of Manchester, please email marie-rose.delauzun@manchester.ac.uk in the Alumni Office explaining why you would like to be selected to take part.

 

 

2. Introduction to the Media Club

Thursday 2 Oct, 5.15-6.30pm

University Place, Theatre A

 

Interested in careers in the media, PR and advertising?  Come along to our introductory session to learn more about how you can benefit from getting involved with the Media Club. 

 

We’ll also be talking about all the things you can do as a student to improve your chances of working in the media and answering any questions you may have.  You’ll get to meet former students who have successfully started their careers in the Media and you’ll find out how to get involved in the University’s student media.                                                                    Pto.

                                                                                                                                               

 

3. Working as a broadcast journalist

Thursday 9 Oct, 5.15-6.30pm

Room 5.4, fifth floor, Crawford House , Booth Street East. (Entrance  is the furthest from Oxford Road and opposite the Aquatic Centre)

 

Caroline Hawtin is an experienced journalist and previously worked for BBC Radio.  She is now course leader on the MA in Broadcast Journalism at UCLAN, one of the leading postgraduate media training centres in the UK.

 

Caroline will give an insightful, frank and impartial perspective on what it’s like to work as a journalist in Broadcasting, how the industry views postgraduate study and what you need to consider if you’re interested in this area of the Media.  An essential session for anyone interested in Journalism in general, Radio and Television.

 

 

4. Love film?  Want to work in the film industry?  Hear from people who can share their experience and pass on some tips for finding your first job.

Wednesday 15 October, 5.15-6.30pm

Room 5.4, fifth floor, Crawford House, Booth Street East. (Entrance is the furthest from Oxford Road and opposite the Aquatic Centre)

 

 

5. Discover what it’s like to work in television, and how to get a foot in the door, from someone running their own production company.

Tuesday 21 October, 5.15-6.30pm

Room 5.4, fifth floor, Crawford House, Booth Street East. (Entrance is the furthest from Oxford Road and opposite the Aquatic Centre)

 

This is a chance to meet Helen Tongue, Managing Director and Executive Producer of Title Role Productions.  Helen will be outlining the different roles that are involved in the production of a television programme and explaining how to get started in the industry. 

 

 

6. Want to work in newspapers?  Paul Gallagher from the Manchester Evening News will be giving the inside story of how a regional newspaper operates.

Tuesday 23 October, 5.15-6.30pm

Room 5.4, fifth floor, Crawford House, Booth Street East.  (Entrance is the furthest from Oxford Road and opposite the Aquatic Centre)

 

Paul Gallagher is the Digital Innovations Editor of the Manchester Evening News.  Come along to find out about the different roles within a newspaper, how a paper like the MEN recruits, pathways in and how to find relevant work experience.

 

 

7. Careers in Music

Week commencing 3 November.

Full details to be released soon via the Media Club Facebook group

 

 

8. Journalism workshop with News Associates, a journalism training school

Week commencing 10 November

Full details to be released soon via the Media Club Facebook group

 

 

9. Interested in working in Public Relations?  Claire Boyd from Havas PR will be giving the lowdown on the day in the life of a PR executive. 

Thursday 20 November, 5.15-6.30pm

Room 5.4, fifth floor, Crawford House, Booth Street East.  (The entrance is the furthest from Oxford Road and opposite the Aquatic Centre)

 

Claire Boyd from Havas PR will explain what working in public relations involves and explaining the different roles and how to find and successfully apply for opportunities.

 

 

10. Working in Publishing

Wednesday 26 Nov, 5.15-6.30pm

Full details to be released soon via the Media Club Facebook group.

 

 

11. Media industry speed networking event

Thursday 4 December, 5-7pm

Venue tbc

 

The alumni association is bringing together graduates working in different fields and roles within the media.  This is a great chance to get round a table and put your questions to those who are really in the know.

 

 

12. Working in advertising – a presentation from a leading advertising agency, Ogilvy

Week commencing 8 December

Full details to be released soon via the Media Club Facebook group

 

 

 

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