SED Opportunity Digest – 25 February 2022

Welcome to our latest round up of events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve your career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

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From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Attention Students – The Next Chapter: SED English Alumni Careers Panel

Thursday 3 March at 5.30pm – 7pm

A live online panel of English alumni working in editing, librarianship, creative writing, media and law. This event will allow you to hear how graduates have progressed in their careers since leaving Queen Mary. You’ll also gain valuable advice and tips about entering the world of work. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about different roles/sectors, make connections, and have your questions answered in an informal and friendly setting. book your place

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  • Tomiwa Owolade – graduated with a BA in English (2018), went on to study an MA in English at UCL and is now a Writer, Critic and Contributing Editor at Unherd
  • Nikita Saini – graduated with a BA in English (2012) went on to complete a GDL, LPC, LLM at The University of Law and is now a Solicitor for Axis Capital
  • Tasha Mathur – graduated with a BA in English (2014) and now works as a Picture Editor at Sky UK.
  • Phoenix Alexander – graduated with a BA in English (2012), went on to a Masters in English (2013) and a PhD in English and African American Studies at Yale (2019). Now works as a Science Fiction Collections Librarian at the University of Liverpool.
  • Elliott Daley – graduated with a BA in English and Drama (2007) and is now an Author, Actor, Playwright, Director, Poet and Teacher at V&A, Olympics, Lyric Theatre, Brit School and TedX

Outside QMUL

BBC Young Reporter - Media Industry Workshop

Interested in journalism? BBC News workshop on careers in journalism as part of the #BBCYoungReporter Festival!

Live via Zoom at 17:30 on Wednesday 9th March

Tickets are FREE – register here:

Calling 15-25 year olds living in and around Tower Hamlets!

As part of When We Speak’s volume series we are hosting The Rights Collective and their workshop on Building a Movement. During this volume,  a London-based South Asian collective will share their experiences of organising and building an activist movement and the challenges of this. Sign up here now! The Rights Collective, is a feminist space for members of the South Asian community commited to collective liberation.

When We Speak is an activist course supporting young people to run their own social change projects. We provide training, specialised coaching, youth led spaces and funding opportunities

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Out and About! Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute

28 Feb–21 Mar, The Curve   Bishopsgate Institute stage a take-over of The Curve with an archive installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history.

International Women’s Day Free Event at Stanley Arts on 8 March

On the 8th of March, Stanley Arts in South London is holding a creative networking events for women and non-binary people bringing together creatives from across Croydon and further afield. Featuring speeches from industry leaders including Carolyn Forsyths from one of the UK’s most preeminent Black theatre companies, Talawa, the event will allow artists, leaders, and creative organisations to network in a safe and inclusive space. Expect ‘speed-networking’, feedback sessions, and buffet style tasty treats! The event is free, but we will be taking donations on the day for Ella’s, an amazing charity that helps survivors of trafficking and exploitation.

Free Zoom events from Young Vic – YV:IDemystify is returning and free tickets are available now.

Want to learn about how theatre is made? Do you have a burning question about dramaturgy, like what is it? Do you want to know how artists incorporate technology or activism into their work? Join one of our free Zoom events aimed at catalysing debate in the theatre sector.

Challenging Eurocentric Dramaturgy
Wed 16 Mar 

The Ethics of New Technologies
Wed 13 Apr

Theatre as Defiance 
Wed 25 May 

Student Publication Association have got a free weekend of training this weekend

The training is tailored to students and recent grads. Sign up here for sessions on investigations, magazines design and more.

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Opportunities closing soon

CLOSING TODAY: Last call for the Aziz Fellowship with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. It pays London Living Wage and is a full-time, six month contract for someone from a Muslim background.

The ITV Trainee Production Journalist Scheme is open, with 12 slots available across the country. It pays £24,839pa outside of London and £26,660pa.

Bethlem Gallery: Trainee Producer →

The Lyric Hammersmith: Press & Marketing Assistant

Camden Arts Centre: Community and Courses Coordinator

Stanley Arts: Common Festival: Assistant Producer x2

Creative Workshop Facilitators – Youth Programme , Trapped in Zone One

Duty Manager, Rich Mix

Clod Ensemble Reboot: Behind the scenes, screen and lens

London Arts & Health: Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2022

Sell with Urban Makers at their spring market at the Ecology Pavilion

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)

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