SED Opportunity Digest – 6 July 2023 – Concise Version

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From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Writing Prizes to Enter

The Aurora Prize For Writing seeks outstanding new writing in short fiction and poetry. As well as receiving a £500 cash prize, winners will receive feedback on a piece of work of their choice from a matched literary agent or editor. Deadline: 19th July, midnight

The Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour is awarded to unpublished aspiring authors of colour. There are two prizes – one for works of Fiction and one for Life Writing and Creative Non-Fiction. Deadline: 14th August

The Oxford Poetry Prize is awarded to a single poem in the English language. The winner of the Oxford Poetry Prize receives £1,000 and is offered publication in Oxford Poetry magazine. Deadline: 31st August

Could you be Roman Road Trust’s Managing Director?

Roman Road Trust (RRT) is a grassroots organisation working to improve Roman Road high street and its community for the benefit of residents and regular visitors. Roman Road is in the heart of London’s East End and home to one of London’s longest-running and largest street markets. RRT’s vision is for a thriving local economy that gives opportunity and space for communities to flourish.

RRT is looking for a Managing Director to lead on the launch, programming and management of The Common Room alongside regular projects. RRT is seeking someone with a passion for our community, local businesses, market traders and achieving positive social impact. Roman Road Trust is small but ambitious. The role needs someone with an excellent ability to self-manage and work independently. This is a freelance and part-time role.

For more information and how to apply visit: 

Deadline for applications: 9:00am on Monday 24th July

Have a question or would like an informal chat about the role? Email Drama grad Rosie Vincent:

Free Careers Fair at Dreamland Margate – 12-13 July

The UK Creative Festival is committed to helping create pathways into creative industries, ensuring a more diverse and representative workforce.

We invite every young aspiring creative to register for free to attend our creative Careers Fair. Here you can meet the leading companies across all creative industries, advertising, architecture, visual art, crafts, fashion and textiles, design, performing arts, music, photography, film and video, computer games, radio and TV, writing and publishing, heritage, software/electronic publishing, cultural education.

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Shakespeare and the Sea at Royal Museums Greenwich

8-9 September both at the museum and online. The conference features keynote speakers Professor Emma Smith and Professor Steve Mentz along with a host of researchers and academics from across the globe. A full conference schedule can be found here:

There is also an opportunity to see a First Folio, on display at the museum until 24 September

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair

The Summer Fair is back!

After some years away due to Covid-19 and all the associated lockdowns, Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are thrilled to be welcoming the community back for the 2023 Summer Fair!

This will be a day of fun activities, informative tours, stalls for local makers, delicious food and drink and of course a chance to find out more about the work the Friends do at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

Volunteer at The Access Project to help young people

Looking for a rewarding #volunteering opportunity?

We’re recruiting #volunteer A level and GCSE tutors tutors to help young people raise their grades, boost their confidence, and find their future. Find out more and apply now

Free Zoom Event with TransRadio UK – A Champion for the Community

Join founder and presenter Lucy Clark to discover how Trans Radio UK has developed as a voice, information source and champion for the international transgender community, and how other initiatives focused on supporting the trans community have grown from it, including TRUK United Football Club. It was also announced earlier this week that Lucy has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards (Positive Role Model category). 

Get your ticket at the Eventbrite link.

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Outside QMUL

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HarperCollins Author Academy 2023

Free training to writers from underrepresented backgrounds. Three courses with 15 spots in each.

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Safar Film Festival

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