SED Opportunity Digest – 8 July 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

The next round of QTaster is now live!

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Reminder: In Conversation with author Danielle Jawando 14 July, 6-7pm, B104

Danielle Jawando will read from her work and take part in a Q&A, hosted by Dr Hetta Howes (Former QMUL lecturer & PhD gradaute). Danielle’s debut YA novel And the Stars Were Burning Brightly was shortlisted for numerous awards and her new novel, When Our Worlds Collided, has been described as “a raw, unflinching and powerful story.” Centring on a shooting in Manchester, it explores the deep-rooted prejudice and racism that exists within the police, the media and the rest of society. Refreshments will be served in The Pavilion from 5:30-6, and after the event.

More details and registration here:

Paid Casting Call

‘My name is En and I’m currently working on a short film called Bibingka. I would like to ask if it would be possible for the drama department to send out the casting call to the students or alumni if they would be interested. It is a paid job and we aim to shoot during the end of September in Milton Keynes.’

Outside QMUL

Frieze New Writers a free course for aspiring writers and art critics – deadline extended to 24 July

Are you a new writer looking to develop as a critic? Interested in exploring different approaches to writing about art and searching for tips on how to get published? Applications are now open for Frieze New Writers 2022: a free-to-attend, three-day intensive course taking place from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October, where a group of aspiring writers will have the opportunity to develop their skills with support from the Frieze editorial team and our wider network of art-world professionals.

Apply here

Creative Access & Penguin Random House mentoring programme – applications close 11 July

Do you love stories and ideas? Are you looking to gain publishing insights, develop skills and confidence, and build new connections? Sign up now to be matched with a mentor from the world’s number one publisher.

Closing Soon

BBC AFRICA TALENT POOL for Researchers, Journalists and Social Media Journalists – Just posted – apply now

Social Media Fellowship at The Economist – Deadline: 10 July

LGBTQ+ history in the archives film making project – 19 or under – Apply by 11 July

Insider Fellowship Program – Deadline 2 August

Ruined Theatre is offering a free mentorship scheme for those with an interest in learning about the ‘Behind the Scenes’ in theatre. Deadline: 14 August

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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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.

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