SED Opportunity Digest – 7 February 2022

Welcome to our first digest of 2022, full of interesting events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve their career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Phakama have a new project for 16-21 year olds this February: Our Stories

Rise Up is a FREE opportunity for young people aged 16- 21 to create, learn, collaborate and express themselves. This is a unique experience for up to ten young people, who will be led by Phakama’s Young Creatives, to take part in a one-week cross-arts project. Using different art forms such as drama, music, creative writing and movement, you will have the opportunity to create your own show and share it with a live audience at Graeae Theatre in East London. No previous arts experience necessary.

Apply to take part

SED Career Workshops

SED Workshop 2: Working for yourself

Are you interested in being a writer or journalist? Or in working as a freelance practitioner in the arts? Perhaps you have thought about setting up your own production company?

If so, come along to this session to get an overview of working for yourself, including:

  • freelancing and owning a business
  • types of business
  • entrepreneurial skills
  • SED-related businesses.

Book now (you must login to Target Connect)

SED Workshop 3: Presenting Yourself

In this third exclusive SED careers workshop, Career Consultant Charlotte Brown will share insight into how best to present yourself when job hunting. CV, cover letter, interview and networking tips will be discussed to improve your job search strategy and help you achieve career success.

This session aims to help you explore how to present yourself to potential employers, clients, and contacts in a variety of ways. We’ll cover:

  • Skills and how to describe them
  • CVs and applications
  • Interviews
  • Networking

Book now (you must login to Target Connect)

SED Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Student Initiative Fund

Find out more & apply

Outside QMUL

Submissions open for Peckham Fringe

Our friends at Theatre Peckham are seeking show submissions for their new performing arts festival Peckham Fringe, which runs Monday 2 May – Sunday 5 June. Everyone is welcome to apply. Submission deadline: Monday 14 February.

More info: #PeckhamFringe

2 QMUL exclusive internships at Theatre Peckham

Arts admin intern, Theatre Peckham | part-time | flexible start from March onwards

The purpose of this internship is to provide a learning opportunity to the intern by spending time with several departments within the organisation. Before starting the internship, you will be invited to express what areas interest you and the organisation will endeavour to match these with current projects or areas of work that are taking place at the time. Areas include: administration, fundraising, academy, venue operations, assisting the CEO/ Associate Director/ Producer, finances, research, archive and reporting. Each role will be designed to reflect the needs of the student and will be discussed with each successful candidate. This internship is on a voluntary basis and it takes place in a registered charity.

Deadline for applications is 20 February, for more information and to apply please visit this link (

Academy Production Intern, Theatre Peckham | part-time | June 2022 start

The purpose of this internship is to provide a learning opportunity to the intern by providing support to the production team whilst the theatre is hosting shows as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. Theatre Peckham (TP) is a cultural flagship venue that champions artistic excellence and supports young people (YP), particularly those from low economic backgrounds to engage with the arts. You will be expected to undertake a range of duties relating to the support of production and running of a theatre show and working closely under the guidance of the Academy Manager.

Deadline for applications is 20 February, for more information and to apply please visit this link (

Interested applicants are encouraged to consider booking an application appointment in Careers & Enterprise before applying for these roles.

Are you thinking of starting your own podcast? Apply within!

Acast Amplifier is podcast platform Acast’s first initiative designed to help find and nurture the next generation of audio creators in the UK via grants and training. There’s no better partner for your pod’.

Find out more and apply

Job: Visitor Services Assistants at Rich Mix

Deadline: Mon 14 Feb, 12pm

Rich Mix arts centre and cinema are looking for Visitor Services Assistants to join our Operations team, delivering excellent customer service for all visitors. You’ll work in a variety of roles, ensuring people feel well looked-after and leave with positive memories.   

Find out more

Theatre Royal Stratford East – Future Leaders

Stratford East’s brand-new initiative, the Future Leaders programme is for East London-based 16-25 year olds who are interested in learning about different types of leadership, how cultural organisations are run, and want to have their say in the future of our creative industries.

Find out more and apply

Free ‘Introduction to’ Clod Ensemble Workshops

This programme of workshops is offered exclusively to people who identify as women, trans and non-binary, and are interested in developing a career in backstage roles. The sessions will be free to attend. 

Lighting Design – 16 Feb

Sound Design – 23 Feb

Music Production – 2 March

Being a Production Coordinator – 16 March

Barbaarinta Barbaarta – Nurturing & Guiding Somali Young People from Voice to Agency

Are you between 18-24 years old? From Tower Hamlets and of Somali background? 

Details and sign up

ZU-UK are holding a series of 3 public workshops – THIS IS HOW I DO IT, BABY – in February & March

We would love to see you there.

Each session consists of a practical deep-dive into the methodology and ethos of an invited guest artist – this year’s guests are Silvia Mercuriali (, Kelly Green ( & Action Hero ( The series is aimed at emerging artists, practitioners and researchers, and also serves as a taster for those with an interest in the MA Contemporary Performance course.

The sessions are FREE, but have a small capacity and require sign-up here:

LAH is one of the leading Arts & Health organisations in the UK and we are looking for a new Exceutive Director.

Accountable to: Chair and Trustees of London Arts in Health Forum

Salary: £47,000 pro-rata

Time Commitment: Part-time, three days a week.

Location: Hybrid working: A combination of office and team-working based with homeworking.

Find out more

‘Roma Feminist & Queer Perspectives: Performance, Scholarship, Activism’ 24 & 25 February (online, via zoom). 

Programme information and registration here:

Closing soon

Grierson DocLab Training Scheme
11 February

Daily Mail Editorial Scheme
11 February

BBC Studios Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme
13 February

Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme
14 February

BBC Journalism Apprenticeships
14 February New

BBC Production Trainee Scheme
14 February New

Telegraph Editorial Graduate Programme
25 February

Bet365 Media Graduate Scheme
27 February

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

Apples & Snakes Artists Newsletter | Arts Admin E-Digest | ArtsJobs | BBC Academy | Creative Access (Jobs) | ERIC – Career + Opportunities App | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)

Published by

All Things SED Editor

I am the Web and Marketing Administrator in the School of English and Drama. Amongst my various roles, I run the School's website ( and its Twitter feed (@QMULsed). I also manage the running of the School's Open Days and draft promotional materials.

Leave a Reply