#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 11 October 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #4 for 2017-18.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 25 October 2017.



Bloody Mary | Tuesday 24 October | 7pm | Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green | Free

Are you interested in the performance of comedy? How does gender matter? This night will combine QMUL researchers and performance with professional comics including Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and QMUL MA graduate Elf Lyons. It’s fun and free –  get your ticket from the Backyard Bar website.


The Multiple Meanings of the Mendi | Wednesday 11 October, 12.30-2pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One 1.36

A roundtable seminar discussion of the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi and its cultural legacies.

QUORUM Postgraduate Drama Seminar: Jen Harvie – Wednesday 11 October 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One RR2

Quorum welcomes Professor Jen Harvie (Queen Mary University of London) for the first research seminar of the academic year 2017-18. All Quorum events are free and open to everyone. Drinks and snacks provided.

Boom! Adversarial Ageism, Chrononormativity, and the Anthropocene in Split Britches’ ‘Ruff’ and Caryl Churchill’s ‘Escaped Alone’

English PGR Seminar Series: Erin Sullivan | Thursday 12 October | 5.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Lock-keeper’s Cottage

Erin Sullivan (University of Birmingham) will present: ‘The audience is present: aliveness, social media, and the theatre broadcast experience’.


For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

EXPLORING CAREERS IN LAW… FOR NON-LAW STUDENTS | Thursday 19 October | 6.15 – 7.45pm | LAWS 210

This Panel Discussion and Q&A involves recent QMUL alumni from the Schools of History and English & Drama who are currently working as lawyers.

The discussion will focus on what being a lawyer involves, the different routes to achieving a law career and top tips for how to get the career you want… starting from your time at QM.

Book here: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=3697&service=Careers+Service


Opportunities & Volunteering

Market Researcher and Data Analyst | Roman Road Trust | Deadline: Wednesday 25 October

From graduate Rosie Vincent:

“We’ve got a number of positions in Market Research that have come up at Roman Road Trust. It would involve visiting local businesses in pairs to conduct survey work and gather footfall info. We’re looking to take on a few people. The roles will be part time and paid in gift vouchers of their choice – just in time for the festive purchases!”


Paid research collaboration opportunity for second year Single and Joint Honours Drama students | Deadline: Thursday 12 September 2017

Drama has been asked to participate in the development of a new interdisciplinary research-based module based on the collection at Barts Pathology Museum and to identify three second year Drama students (single or joint honours students) who will participate in this paid research project. The aim of this pilot is to develop a module that could be offered as part of the QM Model initiative.

Calls for Papers

No listings this week.


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