SED Opportunity Digest – 22 June 2023 – Concise Version

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From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Sekforde Scholarship – 6 Students – award of £20,000 for the 2023/24 academic year (DEADLINE 30/06/23)

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Paid work placements with STEP – Deadline 25 June

Calling all East Londoners aged 18-30, don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity this summer! The application deadline for our popular paid 12-month traineeship is fast approaching. STEP is specifically designed to connect young East Londoners with exciting local creative jobs, equipping you with valuable skills and professionally guiding you towards your first entry-level creative dream role.

In this round, we are excited to announce a special creative takeover featuring roles such as Programming Trainee with Sadler’s Wells, Junior Designer at It’s Nice That, Gallery Assistant at Bow Arts, and Design Assistant at LEUDER. These placements offer a salary of London Living Wage (£11.95) or above. With STEP, you’ll not only grow alongside a community of like-minded individuals but also participate in monthly professional development workshops. Additionally, you’ll be matched with a specialist industry mentor and a career coach who will provide continuous support throughout your creative employment journey, even after you graduate from the programme.

Apply now

Also apply for Creativity Works: Non-Linear free training course is open for early-bird applications! Application deadline: Sunday 20 August 2023 We’re looking for young East Londoners aged 19-24 who want to kickstart their creative career and participate in our brand new, free, 13-week training course! Non-Linear offers a multi-disciplinary programme and covers a variety of creative fields such as Content Creation, Film & TV Production, Podcasting, Music, Art & Design. 

Along the way you will be inspired by well-known creatives, all at the very top of their game, including Campbell Addy, Yinka IIori, Grayson Perry, Thomas Heatherwick, Edward Enninful, Koby Adom, Vanessa Maria, Edem Wornoo, Marina Mansour, and more. 

You also will take part in masterclasses with industry professionals, technical skills-based workshops, guest lectures, inspirational bite-sized industry talks, fascinating field trips as well as a considerable time working within creative businesses to help them solve the real-world creative challenges they face.   

Apply now

Building Confidence – Free Workshop on 28 June

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Newham Word Festival

A fantastic free local festival celebrating written and spoken word. Some highlights include:

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Become a Buddy Mentor

Are a friendly Year 1 or Year 2 undergraduate student with strong interpersonal skills? Want to help new incoming students integrate into the Queen Mary community socially, whilst boosting your skills in the process? Become a Buddy Mentor and help new incoming SED first year Undergraduate students transition to university as part of the Buddy Scheme mentoring programme. Becoming a Buddy Mentor will boost your employability skills and be mentioned on your HEAR transcript.

For more information and to apply see here.

Nando Messias: Artist Residency

We are delighted to share news of two free events – a workshop and a performance – that may appeal to those with an interest in gender, queerness, and the archiving of exquisite trans ephemera. We will be welcoming Nando Messias to Goldsmiths to undertake an artist residency with the Staging Decadence project in the first week of July. They will be bringing with them their archive of costume spanning the breadth of their career as a performance maker as it makes its way to The Museum of Transology at Bishopsgate, London. Toward the end of the residency Nando will be sharing a workshop at 2pm on 6 July, which will focus on decadent costume and precarity, and a performance of their new work TransMission: Sissy TV at 6pm on 7 July. Both events will take place in the George Wood Theatre at Goldsmiths. Tickets are free, but booking is essential.

To book for the workshop: 

To book for the performance:

Free Acting workshop on 15 July – Performing arts – intensive workshop – successful auditions

  • To understand the basics of preparing for successful auditions
  • Develop your confidence to deliver a successful audition
  • Prepare a for a minimum of 1 audition
  • To identify and achieve a personal goal, as discussed with your tutor

Enrol here

Events at QMUL

‘Archival Violence’ Masterclass with Prof. Tamar Herzig – 3 July

Outside QMUL

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