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Careers: Are you a budding entrepreneur or fancy a career in the media?

Wednesday 23 January 2013

QM Careers Centre is hosting two unique events in January. Start Up Stand Up takes place on Tuesday 29 January and its aim is to promote Start Ups and SMEs and inspire you to turn your business ideas into a reality. On Thursday 31 January QM and QMSU jointly host our first ever Media Summit focusing on careers in journalism and the media. Great speakers are already signed up for both events so book your place now!

Start Up Stand Up
Tuesday 29 January at 6.00pm
Drapers Bar & Kitchen, Mile End Campus (position 8 on map)
Register: http://startup-standup.eventbrite.co.uk

Start Up Stand Up is a semi regular event aimed at promoting opportunities in Start Ups and SMEs and helping to inspire Queen Mary Students to get involved with starting their own business.

For this month's session QM Enactus and QM Careers Centre have teamed up to bring together a range of speakers who will be giving short and fun talks about their experiences in working with businesses with a social conscience.

The event is always popular so make sure you book in advance via http://startup-standup.eventbrite.co.uk

Speakers include:

  • Albert Smith - Ubuntu Handmade Bread
  • Stuart Thomson - The Young Foundation
  • Devi Clark – New Leaf Charity and Social Enterprise Consultancy
  • Adam Bradford - Adam Bradford Enterprise and Investments Group/Peter Jones' Enterprise Academy
  • Henry Morris – Upreach

For QM students who are interested in entrepreneurship, you should also check out QM Careers Centre's Enterprise Page - www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/students/enterprise


Media Summit 2013
Thursday 31 January at 6pm
Students’ Union Hub, Mile End campus (position 34 on map)
Register: http://www.qmsu.org/studentmedia/summit

The inaugural Queen Mary, University of London Media Summit looks at Journalism and takes place at 6pm on Thursday 31 January.

This event is aimed at students looking to find out more about opportunities to get involved with student media and also about opportunities post degree. You'll get the opportunity to hear about current issues affecting the media, and hints on how to build a career from alumni and other industry professionals.

6pm - Arrival
6.15pm - Introduction to evening - Kashmira Gander (QMSU)
6.20pm - "Journalism as a career after Leveson" - Professor John Rentoul (The Independent and Queen Mary, University of London)
7.00pm - Panel Discussion - Pathways to a career

Panellists include:

  • Alex Thomson, Chief Correspondent, Channel 4 News
  • Rebecca Coxon, Production Management Assistant, BBC Factual
  • Hannah Livingston, Reporter, Firecrest Films/Dispatches
  • Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media

7.40pm - Informal networking - Hosted by Managing Editors of Queen Mary Student Media

This event is jointly organised by Queen Mary Students' Union and QM Careers & Enterprise Centre.

Please note: panellists may change due to work commitments.

Registration http://www.qmsu.org/studentmedia/summit

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