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March 2018

Open Day/Applicant Day Sunday 25 March 2018

At our OpenDay/Applicant Day on Sunday 25 March 2018 you’ll be able to take part in course-specific taster sessions and meet other applicants and current students from your intended course on the day. Download the full programme for the day: Open Day full programme

We hope to see you at our workshops – you are welcome to attend any or all of them:

Media & Culture Taster SessionAvatars, Cyborgs and Transhumans: Technology, the Internet and Identity 11.30am-12.15pm (EE G020)

English Language Taster SessionExploring aspects of language and cultural change 12.20-1pm (EE G020)

Creative & Professional Writing Taster SessionNew adventures in writing 1-1.45pm (EE G020)

English Literature Taster SessionWays of reading 1.50-2.30pm (EE G020)

The workshops will be a helpful opportunity to learn about the kinds of topics we discuss and meet some of your future tutors.

We really hope you are able to come along on the 25th March to meet us, ask us questions and get a feel for what university life at Worcester is like.

If you haven’t yet booked, you can do so by emailing study@worc.ac.uk

Some views around our iconic and award-winning ‘golden library’: The Hive

Internet Cultures Panel Discussion

On Wednesday 5 March 2018 the Department of English, Media and Culture at the University of Worcester hosted eight industry professionals from the fields of social media and digital marketing to discuss future employability and the function and impact of the internet on their respective industries with current undergraduate students. The guests took part in a panel discussion at the Hive, answering questions about the proliferation of digital technologies and their implications for the future.  Following the panel discussionstudents had the opportunity to network, discussing future work projects and advice for the world of work.

 

This event provided an excellent opportunity for the students as it enabled them to see how their academic studies translate in the ‘real world’, developing a broader understanding and appreciation for a range of growing industries, which rely on digital technologies. Since January, students have been studying a range of modules across the undergraduate media and culture degree course that explore changes in global communications, and personal and professional relationships with the internet. This academic study has included how technology continues to grow and change and, as a result of the discussion with working professionals, students have a sound awareness of how their career path will be shaped by such developments.

 panel discussion 5

Images from the past: poetry that confronts and reimagines history

On the evening of Thursday March 1st 2018, the Creative Writing team hosted poet and CND Peace Educator Antony Owen at the Hive, for an evening of poetry on a historical theme. Staff poets Dr Jack McGowan, Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris performed their most recent works, which addressed many interpretations of history including, social, personal and political, as well as unconventional ‘herstories’. Owen then performed poems from his recently published collection, ‘The Nagasaki Elder’ which was affronting and insightful. Despite the snow, the event was very well attended by staff colleagues, students and members of the public. Sarah James, from V Press, was also in the audience and talked with poets and students at the end of the readings. There will be another poetry evening at the Hive on 17th April, 2018 with guest Deborah Alma, the Emergency Poet and poets recently published in the #MeToo anthology.

Internet cultures panel discussion – employability showcase Monday 5 March

A great opportunity to meet professionals working in digital new tech, social media, advertising and PR

Free event open to all students – no need to book

Monday 5 March 2018 Event begins 1.15pm

The Hive, Worcester, meeting rooms 2 and 3

List of speakers:

Sufia Parkar – Head of Talent, McCann (the UK’s largest integrated marketing agency)

Daniel Caines – Director at Beyond 400 (PR Agency)

Leisa Taylor – Women’s Equality Party

Ross Jukes – photographer / social media (also ex Uni of Worcester Media and Culture student!)

Jo Jeffries – Director at 7Loco (Entertainment / media agency)

Oli Hills – Updates Media and tech entrepreneur

Emma Conway – multi award winning social media influencer and blogger

For more information, email Katy Wareham Morris: k.wareham.morris@worc.ac.uk

 

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