SED Opportunity Digest – 25 March 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

BreakThrough! Women’s Café Social Knowledge Exchange & Skill Share Session

On Monday an SED alumna Kayleigh Benoit founder of Bind London will be a guest speaker at BreakThrough! Women’s Café called Social Knowledge Exchange & Skill Share Session (open to all women and self-identifying women). She will be joined by law alumna Chierika Onyuku-Opukiri Founder & Creative Director of LYL, but I have tailored the below for SED.

The link to register for the event is:

BreakThrough! Women’s Café Social Knowledge Exchange & Skill Share Session, Monday 28 March, 5-6:30pm, St Benet’s Chaplaincy Yurt, Mile End Campus

BreakThrough! Women’s Café in collaboration with the School of Business and Management proudly welcomes you all to our March session at St Benet’s, Chaplaincy yurt, Mile End Campus.

We will have special guest speaker and School of English and Drama alumna Kayleigh Benoit founder of Bind London who will be discussing her journey in creating BIND and offering key advice on creating a business, success and more.

You can attend in person or online, please register here:

Masters Dissertation Workshops

Throughout the Summer, Academic Skills will be running a number of workshops to help you complete your Masters Dissertation. Please note that each workshop runs twice, but the content is the same for each.

Planning Your Masters Dissertation – 6th April, 4-5pm & 12th April, 11am-12pm

There are lots of components to successfully completing a Masters dissertation, and this workshop will help you think about how to plan for what you need to do.

Reading for Your Masters Dissertation – 11th April, 2-3pm & 27th April, 4-5pm

You need to read a lot for you dissertation, and not just for information. This workshop will show you how to approach your reading in an efficient and effective way.

Writing Your Masters Dissertation – 4th May, 4-5pm &  26th May, 2-3pm

Writing you dissertation is about more than just recording the things you’ve read and the experiments you’ve done. During this workshop we’ll discuss things like thinking about your reader, how to be more analytical in your writing, and how to make sure your work flows.

Just Write – 10th May 10am-12pm & 6th June 2-4pm

This two-hour session is a chance for you to get your head down and get some writing done.

Editing & Reviewing Your Masters Dissertation – 25th May, 4-5pm & 3rd June 11am-12pm

Having a well-edited dissertation can make a big difference in terms of grades. Learn what you need to be looking out for when editing & reviewing your work.

Bookings for all events are now open! Please use this form to book onto your chosen workshop:

All events will be online. You’ll receive a confirmation email of your booking and a link to the session 48 hours before it occurs. If you have any enquiries about any of the workshops, please email

Events in Humanities and Social Sciences at QMUL

Book launch – ‘Performing Copyright Law, Theatre and Authorship’ by Dr Luke McDonagh

School of Law

Monday 28 March 2022, 6-7pm, Online [Details]


Book discussion – State crime, secrecy and gender in Palestine and Kashmir, with Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (QMUL) and Mona Bhan (Syracuse University)

Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday 1 April 2022, 1-2:30pm, Online [Details]


Lecture – Migrant experiences of mobility and precarity in the Covid pandemic, with Prof Kavita Datta

School of Geography

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 1-2pm, Online [Details]


Guest lecture – The victim’s role in holding the state accountable, with Prof Marie Manikis (McGill University)

School of Law

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 4-5pm, location tbc [Details]


Seminar series – QMUL ‘Pathologies of Solitude’: Sarah Knott (Indiana University) on maternity, care and solitude

School of History

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 5-6:15pm, Zoom [Details]


Centre for Film and Ethics annual lecture – Establishing consent within neuro-normative constructs, with Kate Adams (Project Art Works)

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 6-7pm, People’s Palace (Mile End campus) [Details]


Guest seminar – Product placement and marketing in early modern theatre, with Prof Tiffany Stern (University of Birmingham)   

School of English and Drama

Thursday 7 April 2022, 5-6pm, Online [Details]

More than a skin deep: What is your dream of care? Event with Drama’s very own The Verbatim Formula

Using dance, verbatim, storytelling & beatboxing, care experienced young people share uplifting and challenging reflections on the care system Performance+Discussion 29 March 7pm @battersea_arts

Outside QMUL

#CLASS at Hoxton Hall

Celebrated arts venue Hoxton Hall has curated its vibrant new season #CLASS. Inspired by conversations about what class means in 21st century London, this incredible anthology of theatre, music, debate, film and comedy is firmly rooted in the celebration of working-class voices and brings fresh and dynamic entertainment to Hoxton’s doorstep.

Would you be interested in adding this wonderful season to your recommendations?

The highlights of the season include a collaboration with Dr. Martens Tough As You campaign, MOBO-nominated artist Kojey Radical presents Sound Out, a night of homegrown young musical talent from Hoxton. As well as Hoxton Street, inspired by the thrill of the beloved British soap opera, #CLASS also creates space with its C-Word Debates series with genre-defying conversations are led by prolific theatre figures and commentators in the arts, including a Working-Class Representation in Theatre panel helmed by Lyn Gardner.

Find out more

Diverse Libraries – Dealing with Difficult Texts and Promoting Anti-racism – 30 March 2022

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This is the second of a series of free Diverse Libraries webinars offered through a partnership between Penguin Random House, Libraries Connected and the National Literacy Trust.

Sign up

SLAMbition at Stratford East

SLAMbition is a brand new monologue slam-style competition putting a spotlight on the incredible range of deaf, disabled and neurodivergent talent that exists in the arts. More info

ESSEX ON STAGE – Bush Theatre

Supported by Queens Theatre Hornchurch and Matthew Schmolle Productions.

Tickets for all Essex on Stage events are £15 (concessions available) and can be booked at or at the Box Office on 020 8743 5050.

See the full Bush Theatre 50 programme here

Literature Matters: RSL 200
Transatlantic Conversations with Bernardine Evaristo and Brit Bennett

Literature Matters: RSL 200
Transatlantic Conversations with Bernardine Evaristo and Brit Bennett
Live from NYPL 

6pm BST/1pm ET, 26 April
(free and online)

To launch the exciting new partnership between New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), join two of the finest fiction writers working today for an unmissable online conversation.

President of the RSL and Booker Prize winner, Bernardine Evaristo, will be joined by best-selling author of The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett, for a transatlantic exchange about why literature matters so much to them.

This flagship Literature Matters: RSL 200/Live from NYPL event will be available to watch live, for FREE via Zoom, simulcast to YouTube. Following the live event, the programme will remain viewable on the NYPL website and YouTube channel.

This event is presented in partnership with the New York Public Library.

Photographing Protest at Four Corners

Four Corner Gallery’s new exhibition showcases striking images by photographers who have used their cameras to support political struggle and social change in Britain from 1968 to today. More info

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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