SED Opportunity Digest – 10 December 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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Don’t forget your careers service is open all semester and can help with finding jobs, applications and interviews. Book an appointment or email your careers consultant Fliss Bush.

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Duckie featuring QMUL alumni Moa Johansson

  • Starring The Frank Chickens, Moa Johansson & Guests
  • Strategic Performance Platforms
  • Featuring Dr Duckie, The Iron Lady & Other Tarts
  • Advance tickets are £10 and include a free drink if you arrive B4 3pm
  • Eagle London
  • Main performances start weekly from 3pm
  • Live Art and Light Entertainment
  • Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, London SE11, Vauxhall Tube
  • Door Duty £10 (or £5 UB40)

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Publishing is Power! 3, Dispersal

A street art wall in E1

A workshop to which participants bring their poetry to illustrate, format, and print.

11 Dec | Rabbits Road Press 835 Romford Road London E12 5JY | Free

Bring along your poetry to this workshop where you can illustrate, format, and print it on Riso printers at Rabbits Road Press. This is your opportunity to create a DIY publication from start to finish in a lively community hub. You can also make posters and zines based on conversations around the social power of publishing and dispersal for all.

You can attend ‘Publishing is Power: Dispersal!’ as a standalone activity or as part of the wider ‘Publishing is Power’ series.

This is the third in a series of three activities that celebrate the arts, activism and publishing in Tower Hamlets. Book here:


Perceptions – MA Creative Writing Event

12 Dec | SCR Queens’ Building QMUL | 18:00 | Free

As the inaugural cohort of the MA Creative Writing we are extremely proud to present our work and we hope you can join us! We’ve collaborated on an excellent night on the theme of Perceptions. Explore your senses through our writing and artworks.

Book online here:

Cutting East Youth Film Festival is recruiting its programme team!

London, United Kingdom – March 2015, LBTH – Cutting East Film Festival at Genesis Cinema.

Are you 16 – 21 in #TowerHamlets with skills in filmmaking, creative writing, public speaking, performing arts or music? The fest will take place

@GenesisCinema in March. Apply by Dec 23 at

Mayor of London Culture Team – Thriving through Culture: 2.8 Million Minds – Consultant/Manager

We are looking for a freelance consultant/manager for our Thriving Through Culture: 2.8 Million Minds project to support young Londoners with their mental health.

Deadline to apply is 19 December

More info

Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition kicked off workshops on 14 Nov for #LDN students applying for the 2023 Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition

Sign up now:

LRBS: Black British Magazines 1948-2000

This London Rare Books School online short course offers an introduction to the history of Black British magazines over a fifty-year period. Although magazines are often referred to as ephemera, their materiality, production, and content provide a social and cultural history. The course will consider how the dynamics of magazines show the changes that occurred in Black British life in the period after the Second World War.

£100 for students

Book here

Claire de Rouen Books presents Haunted Houses with Lynne Tillman and Emily LaBarge

I am pleased to invite you to our online event with author and cultural critic Lynne Tillman, whose 1987 novel Haunted Houses has just been republished by Peninsula Press. Lynne will be in conversation with writer Emily LaBarge (Royal College of Art) about the book and her work at large. Thursday December 15, 7 PM. RSVP at for the zoom details.

NOW ONLINE: Watch Arundhati Roy’s Keynote

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said: The dismantling of the world as we knew it

Watch here for £3 donation

Spiel Allein: London Contemporary Art Exhibition – Until 14 December 2022 Curated by Wuchao Feng & Yue Yin – Gallery NAT at Gallery 46 in Whitechapel

Featuring 25 artists from around the world and their recent works, the exhibition reflects their experiments and explorations under the theme of personal perspective through contemporary art. 

More info

Spread the Word Announce new season of events for writers including lots of free and online opportunities

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Women at Work exhibition

Women of Bethnal Green at work is a photography exhibition inspired by the working lives of women past and present in Bethnal Green, exhibited at Oxford House until April 2023.


Grayson Perry: Inspiration Lives Here
Permanent public sculpture at A House for Artists, Barking, London

Grayson Perry: Inspiration Lives Here
Permanent public sculpture at A House for Artists, Barking, London

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Penguin are partnering with BBC Studios to give new and under-represented writers the tools, information and access needed to navigate the book and TV industries.

Apply with just 1,000 words for your chance to get published.

Find out more/apply

Tuesday Lates at The Feminist Bookshop: 5pm-9pm

Register here

Outside QMUL

TikTok Scriptwriting Workshop

Monday 30 January 2023 | £5

Develop your TikTok script writing skills and learn how you can enter this emerging field by joining our interactive masterclass.

Who will be teaching?
Surya Varatharajan, founder of Yosanie, the premier web platform enabling creatives to share and discover skit scripts for TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.

Book now

The A&R Sessions with Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music Presenter) – 14 Dec

The A&R Sessions with Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music Presenter)

Conversations, Q&A and Feedback with some of the biggest Artists/Producers/A&R Scouts/Publishers/Labels/Managers in the Music

Book here

Invisible Disabilities: Second Hand Dance release report looking at  UK festivals and showcases

Read the report

Bush Theatre announces its script submissions window

The Bush Theatre, London has today announced that their latest script submissions window will run from 29 November 2022 until 9 January 2023.  

Film London Labs: The Games Sessions

Programmed in collaboration with Games London, The Games Sessions is for storytellers who are interested in writing for games

Book here

ARTS & CULTURE – Open Call! Curatorial Research Fellowship

Asymmetry are excited to announce their Curatorial Research Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London! Develop practical and critical skills in this early career role.

Here’s the topline…

  • Experience: Some experience required, with a strong motivation and interest in contemporary art.
  • Location: London
  • Fellowship length: 18 Months from 17 April 2023 – 31 October 2024
  • You will develop and contribute to various editorial, communications and social media outputs, thinking critically about the connections between the gallery, commissioned artists and audiences.
  • The chosen curator will have the opportunity to develop their curatorial practice supporting the gallery’s internationally renowned commissions programme.

Deadline: 12th December

Interested in applying for this fellowship? Check it out here

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR – Internship at Take-Two Games

Undergrad student looking for more experience? Take-Two Interactive Software offers an exciting opportunity to experience what it is like to work for a leading player in the interactive entertainment industry!

  • Placements are typically offered across Take-Two and 2K in Marketing, PR, Sales, Digital Sales, Business Planning, ERP, HR, Finance, Internal Audit and IT.
  • Placement year 2023 – 2024. 54 weeks.
  • Perks: Gym reimbursement up to £50 per month, an onsite Gym, an Office bar, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries, a dog friendly workplace and the ability to earn £350+ per year for taking care of yourself and more!

Deadline: Rolling

Would you love to intern with Take-Two Games? Follow the magic

Booking is now open for the London Rare Book School, the London International Palaeography School, and the T. S. Eliot International Summer School!

You can find the full programme on the IES website:

A small number of bursaries are available for each school from our generous donors, designed to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend. To apply for a bursary, please complete the form upon booking.

If you have any questions about the summer schools, booking or the bursary process, please email

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School is also running a one-day workshop on ‘Digital Editions: The Case of T. S. Eliot‘ on 17 January 2023. Places are extremely limited, so book now to avoid disappointment! 

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR – Brixton Finishing School FREE Programme

Land your first role in the marketing, advertising, and communications industries with this FREE, award winning programme! Work with industry experts, have access top placements, and enjoy one-to-one mentoring with Brixton Finishing School.

  • Location: London
  • Course length: 10 weeks
  • Eligibility: For ages 18-24
  • Assessment evenings for selection run from January – April 2023
  • Course takes place July to September 2023
  • You’ll meet the biggest companies in the industry and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to kick start your career.

Deadline: Rolling

Want to land your first role in the creative industries? Apply here!

PUBLISHING – Work Experience at Penguin Random House UK!

Applications are now open for work experience placements at Penguin Random House! Whether you’ve always known you want to work with books, or simply want to dip your toe in the water, enjoy a two-week virtual placement getting experience in your chosen department.

Here’s the topline…

  • Experience: No Experience Required
  • Age: 18+
  • Salary: National Living Wage
  • Location: Online
  • Internship length: Two Weeks

Deadline: 12th December

Would you love to experience working in a top UK Publisher? Click here

OPPORTUNITY: NHS Untold Film Stories

In 2023, the NHS turns 75. The Arts and Humanities Council, in partnership with the BFI , are funding emerging filmmakers to create new films in response to the BFI National Archive’s NHS on Film collection on BFI Player. Deadline: Thursday 15 December

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Flipside – Free Digital Product Design course

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Getting into the screen industries

Free e-learning course from ScreenSkills

Do the course

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Closing soon

Marketing Officer at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 13/12

Junior Digital Content Producer at London Screen Academy 14/12

Operations assistant at CPL (TV production) 02/01

Trainee Reporter, Financial Times (looking for Muslim applicants) 03/01

Digital Learning Manager at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 05/01

Media Technologist (Digital Environments) at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 12/01

Various roles at ITV Rolling

Broadcast Media Internship at Radio & TV PR Agency Relations Group Rolling apply now

Producers/Journalists for Video Content, SEEN Rolling

Production Assistant (Production) Rolling

UPDATED: Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

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