SED Opportunity Digest – 24 August 2023 – Jobs, Events & Ideas

TALK TO YOUR CAREERS CONSULTANT – Don’t forget your careers service is open all year round and can help with finding jobs, making great applications and becoming more confident in interviews. Book an appointment or email your careers consultant Fliss Bush

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TALK TO RU ABOUT CREATIVE CAREERS OR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – Ru is happy to chat any time and create some plans for your future or talk through worries and sign post you to further support. Book an appointment

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Get work experience with QMUL programmes – open now for applications

Student Consultancy Project (SCP)

The Student Consultancy Project gives you the chance to work in multidisciplinary teams solving problems faced by businesses, charities and social enterprises within the UK and Internationally. Gain first-hand experience working with a client whilst receiving support from a Queen Mary supervisor. This programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills you can take forward into any profession – not just consultancy.


QTaster helps you explore your career options and gain insight into different companies and roles. It also helps those looking to acquire experience build their network and commerical awareness.

Free Greenwich + Docklands Festival – Directed by Alumnus Bradley Hemmings

GDIF 2023 will bring together UK and international artists in a programme of ground-breaking outdoor theatre, performance, art, dance and circus in iconic public spaces across London. The line up includes our very own Mojisola Adebayo’s show The Architect.

Outside QMUL

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Want to get into law after your degree? Check out Chambers Student

Chambers Student is the definitive guide to the legal profession. Our interview-based research reveals the truth about life at the leading law firms and barristers’ chambers. Our vivid accounts and detailed analysis combine in the most useful guide a student can access. 

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Call Out for #QTIBPOC Creatives aged 18-35 years

Would you like to be inspired and develop your creativity in a supportive group environment? 

QTIBPOC Creatives are producing a series of bite size short sharp taster workshops in arts and contemporary queer and trans Black culture workshops this summer

Apply here

Jobs at Muslim Council of Great Britain closing soon

TikTok Creative Academy

Supporting people aged 16-24 into a job in the creative industries, in partnership with TikTok.

Apply here

#MerkyBooks New Writers’ Prize – open until 29 August

What’s on offer?

The winner of the New Writers’ Prize will receive a publishing contract with #Merky Books. All shortlisted writers will also be invited to our Writers’ Camp, where they will be able to participate in writing workshops, panel talks, editorial one-to-ones, and meet the #Merky Books team.

The prize will also aim to provide all applicants the tools, information and access they need to develop their ideas, progress their writing and set off on the path to publication.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for unpublished and un-agented writers aged between 18 and 35 who are currently a resident in the UK or ROI. If you have a manuscript you are working on, or an idea ready to be put onto paper, we want to hear from you.

This year, we are looking for the next Bolu Babalola, Cecile Pin and Caleb Azumah Nelson and are focusing on fiction only, and unfortunately we will not be accepting non-fiction, poetry or children’s books this year.

Apply now

BFI Film Academy accreditation for 2023 BFI London Film Festival now open

BFI Film Academy accreditation for this year’s BFI London Film Festival are selling fast and we only have a limited number. If you’d like to be part of the Festival action make sure to get yours now!

Get access to:
• press and industry screenings during festival dates of 4 to 15 October
• the BFI Film Academy programme of industry and networking events
• panels and talks included in the LFF industry programme
• public weekday matinee screenings via a rush queue, and subject to availability

Passes cost £40 and are available to 18-25 year-olds who are based in the UK and interested in pursuing and progressing a career in the screen industries. Over 25 year-olds in full-time education and in possession of a valid student ID can also apply.

Apply now

James Baldwin Event: I Heard It Through The Grapevine (12*) + Q&A with Dick Fontaine – 11 September

In a Cinema Restored and Open City Doc Festival collaboration, we bring you Dick Fontaine’s charged and intimate portrait of James Baldwin, followed by a Q&A with the director and Haden Guest. 

Book now


Find these opps in the search section on the ERIC app

MARKETING & PUBLISHING – You don’t need any experience to become Penguin Children’s Books’ next Marketing Assistant! Work on campaigns & learn everything you need to know to get your career started PHOTOGRAPHY – Explore a stunning converted Georgian townhouse and snap some incredible photos on this photography tour! Make sure you get your free ticket for September 15th before they’re gone ALL INDUSTRIES – Learn to deliver your own creative workshops and make money as a facilitator with Roundhouse’s course! Over 5 sessions, you’ll develop all the skills you need to succeed ALL ARTS – Live in Hackney or Tower Hamlets? Apply for Peer Ambassadors! You’ll get paid work experience at a professional art gallery alongside a development and learning programme… for FREE PUBLISHING – Learn all about editorial processes and publishing books as an Assistant with Penguin Michael Joseph’s fiction team! Home to some of the UK’s best-loved writers, this is the perfect place to kickstart your career ALL INDUSTRIES – Want to work in a professional Creative Arts Organisation? Interested in Youth Work? Get paid to oversee work experience for young creatives with this freelance role from Talent Accelerator

Head to the ERIC app to access all these exclusive opportunities

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