SED Opportunity Digest – 17 February 2023

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.

If you get to the end and apply for an opportunity please let us know and we’ll give you a freebie.

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Reminder: Academic Skills Workshops coming up in Editing your 3rd year dissertation, Crash Course in Referencing, London’s Library Ecosystem, EndNote: A Humanities & Social Sciences Introduction and many more here.

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.

Don’t forget to come to your CREATING SPACE session this coming Monday in ArtsOne at 1.15pm!

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

QMUL is hosting an event to bring together QMUL academics, businesses and partner organisations, with invitees from UKRI Innovate to highlight Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. KTPs are a mode of knowledge exchange funding that businesses can utilise to drive business innovation and growth from research. QMUL has a track record in co-creating and being awarded KTP projects particularly from the Faculty of Science & Engineering. We and also Innovate UK are keen to explore and support opportunities from HSS – you are invited to join us and learn more. It is an afternoon event that will share some past and current projects, how the KTP funding works, Q&A and discussion, networking. The event will start with lunch and conclude with drinks and canapé reception.

Location:            The Octagon, Mile End campus

Date and time: Tuesday 7 March 2023, 12:00 – 17:30 GMT


Getting Started in Arts Publishing
Ages 15-24

16 February 2023 | 12.30 – 3.30pm

Enjoy contemporary art and interested in books?

Join us for this workshop with Whitechapel Gallery’s Head of Publications to discover more about what working in arts publishing involves.

Find out more

Plus don’t miss Whitechapel Gallery’s free Young Creatives Night on 23 February – Book here

First year students don’t miss PASS Drama sessions to connect with your course from next Wednesday 22 February

Join Enactus Society at QMUL to help change the world

Enactus QMUL is part of Enactus UK, the UK’s leading youth social action and youth social enterprise charity, working with thousands of young entrepreneurial spirits hopefully just like you every single year.

So what are you waiting for? Find out more and register at and join the only society that will help you make friends, transform lives and build your future.

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Outside QMUL

The Guardian has a bunch of two-week editorial and journalism placements for candidates from BAME backgrounds.

On now: BFI Future Film Festival – book their free online programme

Book now

Book now for free events at Deptford Literary Festival in March including…

Disability Poetics Join Daniel Sluman & Khairani Barokka in conversation about poetics of disability & experiences that disabled poets share. BSL interpreted. Book here

  • Queer Poetry at Triangle 
  • Caleb Femi x SLOGhouse present an evening of film, poetry and music
  • Fitzcarraldo Editions present Short Stories with Vanessa Onwuemezi, Anna Wood and Alice Slater 

See the full programme and book here

Creative writers are invited to apply for The Simon Shades Award. The Simon Shades Award was established in the spring of 2019 by Queen Mary alumni Edwin Lampert to honour the life of his very good friend Simon Shades, his generosity of spirit and legacy of contribution to the community.

The Award is an annual, merit-based competition. The goal of the award is two-fold.Firstly, in delivering their project the candidate should have a meaningful experience that is personally and professionally rewarding.

Secondly, the proceeds of the award are intended to fund living expenses and/or tuition fees during the successful candidate’s study.

The first half of the award is paid promptly in support of this aim.
The second half of the award is contingent on the successful delivery of the project as formally agreed with The Brun Bear Foundation Trustees.

Interested candidates are invited to familiarise themselves with the work and backstory of The Foundation in advance of applying. 

The award is a one-time award of £1000. It is funded by The Brun Bear Foundation.

To learn more about The Brun Bear Foundation please click here

Burnt Roti Party Fundraiser

‘I’m Sharan Dhaliwal, the editor of Burnt Roti magazine, and we’re looking to hold a party for the South Asian trans and non-binary community. We want to give them a platform to be celebrated and loved since the release of our last issue in 2012.’

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Must join newsletter of the week: Creative Lives in Progress

See the latest edition here

MERKYBOOKS Literature Festival at Roundhouse

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Wednesday 8th February: Introduction to Running Wardrobe in Theatre with Frances Williams
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 15th February: Introduction to Digital Illustration with Sascha A. Putri
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 22nd February: Introduction to Social Media Management with Charlie Louise Kelly
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 1st March: Introduction to Artist Liaison in Music with Felicity Hall
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 8th March: Introduction to Backstage Photography with Ambra Vernuccio
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 15th March: Introduction to Publishing and Royalties in Music with Uniq Being
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Roundhouse Creative Training

Creating Digital Content For Brands – Ages 18-25 | Thu 9 March, 6pm | £5

Creating Video Projections | Wed 22 – Thu 23 March & Mon 27 – Tue 28 March | £15


Submissions for New Contemporaries 2023 Programme are open until 2pm, Monday 20 February

There are only a few weeks left to apply to New Contemporaries 2023 Programme. We welcome submissions from emerging and early career artists who are final year students, recent graduates and post-graduate students from UK art school and alternative learning programmes. Internationally renowned artists Helen Cammock, Sunil Gupta and Heather Phillipson will select the artists. 

Find out more about eligibility and application requirements on our website. You can also find a series of accessible audio and visual resources to support you in making your submission.Apply by 2pm, 20 February 2023.


Come Work With Us: BBC “The One Show”

Join us as we chat with the BBC and their The One Show team about what it’s like to work behind the scenes of this live, topical show. Get some insights about the roles available and find out if you have the skillset needed to join their team.
23rd February, 8pm
For more info & to register »


This London Fashion Week, Fashion Scout’s collaborating with the British Council in an exciting cross-cultural exchange between Africa and the UK.- Creative DNA: Africa. Spotlighting Africa’s emerging talent the installation features seven designers from seven countries across the continent. Celebrate and be immersed in a visual display depicting creations rooted in eco-consciousness, expression, heritage and cultural nuances narrated through intricate textiles and unprecedented talent. In a first during London Fashion Week, the designers from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe will showcase their distinctive designs to the international fashion scene.

Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY
Installation Open: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 February

Follow British Council on Instagram for more details

Drama Teaching Career Development Opportunities

On the Wire: putting yourself in the picture with Andy Kempe on Thursday 23rd February 7-8pm.
Book Club: Lemons,Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons by Sam Steiner on Sunday 26th February 5-7pm.
Teach Meet: KS3 Drama Assessment with Danielle Mackenzie on Thursday 2nd March 6-7pm.
Book Club: A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble on Sunday 12th March 5-7pm.
Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Challenging Behaviour with Phil Richards on Tuesday 14th March 7-8.30pm.
Using Drama to Teach History at KS3 with Jane Burr on Thursday 23rd March 7-8pm.

Funded BAME PhD studentship in Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University – Deadline 18 March

Find out more

“Pecs Drag Kings”show, photographed by Rah Petherbridge, produced by Ellen Spence.

Bursaries for Producing and Fundraising Masterclasses

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Webinar: Coffee: through the audience filter featuring our grad Sal Morton who works at Pulsar

Date:Tuesday 21 February 2023
Time:11:00 EST16:00 GMT

The Publishing Post issue 65 is here! Follow the link to read, or click here to read articles via the website! 

Live Art Club: Perform with us!

UK, London – England Do you have part of a new idea, an experiment in working with an audience, a way of moving your body, a series of sounds you’re excited by, an unexpected activation of the space, an interruption of tradition, guttural words that want to explode out of you, a re-performance of a forgotten idea?
Do you want to do some thinking through and trying out in a supportive open studio environment?

Sign up through the google form below.

Live Art Club is a monthly open platform for performance art, taking place on the 1st of the month at VSSL – Deptford. It is free to attend and free to participate in. Contact email

This is an unpaid opportunity.

Internships and Grad Schemes in Journalism

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Project Manager at ZU-UK – Deadline: 18 Feb

Freelance Events Programmer at London Metropolitan Archives – Deadline 20 February Email ideas for LGBTQIA+ events to apply

Events Officer at UAL Closing date: 23 February

Tate Collective Marketing Officer Closing date 27 February

Soho Theatre: Online Content Producer Closing date 2 March 10am

Administrator Edinburgh Book Festival Closing date: 3 March

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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