Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Careers Day 2015

Graduates who have forged careers in the media are returning to Leeds to inspire and mentor the next generation of Leeds students this month.

Alumni with a wide range of distinguished jobs in news, music, sport, film, children’s TV, light entertainment, PR and digital production will join careers panels and be on hand at a special networking session on Wednesday 28 January.

Guests  from the BBC, ITV, Bauer Media, The Financial Times, Reuters, Uber, Oxfam, the Vodaphone big top 40 radio chart and many other media companies will give students advice.

This is the fourth year that the School has run its highly successful Careers day. This time there is also a special panel in which teaching, charity, museum and publishing careers are explored and a panel aimed at helping MA students consider a range of job opportunities.

Current undergraduates will have the opportunity to hear speakers talk about how to get a job at the careers panels from 1pm and can then talk on an individual basis to the experts from 5-7pm.

Careers Day Programme of Events

Jobs Discussion Panels
Our panels bring together professionals working in a variety of roles, all with different experiences and career paths to share. Many studied right here at Leeds. After some initial questions from the panel chair on their roles and careers the panellists are here to answer your questions.

Jobs in News and Journalism, 1pm-2pm, Speakman LT, Clothworkers’ Central
Hugh Casswell (Made in Leeds TV)
Jack Dearlove (London Evening Standard)
Alex Fraser (Reuters)
Adaobi Ifeachor (BBC)
Emily Roe (Reuters)
Henry Sanderson (Financial Times)
James Webster (ITV Yorkshire)

Jobs in New Media, 1pm-2pm, Philip Taylor Cinema 2.34, Clothworkers’ North
William Cooper (informitv)
Tim Keiff (Perform)
Natasha Philip (Uber)
Aaron Thomas (Mixd)
Jacqueline Boronow Danson (All Singin’-All Danson)

Jobs in PR and Marketing, 2pm-3pm, Speakman LT, Clothworkers’ Central
Rachel Billings (Tangerine PR)
Zara Free (WPR Agency)
Alice Franks (Manifest Communications)
Ruth Pearson (Limehouse TV)
Rose Dooley (NSPCC)

Jobs in Light Entertainment/Documentary/Film Making, 2pm-3pm, G.12 LT, Clothworkers’ North
Bjorn Booms (BBC Children’s)
Holly Bryson (ITV)
Naomi Dennison (Freelance Executive Producer)
Barnaby Peel (Freelance Documentary Producer/Director)
Ellie Jones (BBC Children in Need Producer)

Jobs in Sports Media, 2pm-3pm, Philip Taylor Cinema 2.34, Clothworkers’ North
Elliott Binks (BBC Sport)
Bobbie Chahal (Sky Sports Soccer AM)
Calum McKenzie (BBC Radio Lincolnshire)
Michael Wood (William Hill’s Inplay Radio)

Jobs in Radio Broadcasting, 3pm-4pm, G.12 LT, Clothworkers’ North
Anthony Day (BBC Radio Newcastle)
Jim Foulger (Bauer Media)
Greg Hughes (Global Radio)
Chantel Thompson (Anglian Radio Ltd)

Jobs in…What Else? Alternative Careers, 3pm-4pm, Philip Taylor Cinema, Clothworkers’ North
Dominique Attwood (Leeds Museums and Galleries Digital Media Manager)
Rodney Hobson (Crime Writer)
Simon Ingram (Primary Teacher)
Suzanne Romano (TeachFirst)

Jobs for MA Students, 3pm-4pm, Speakman LT, Clothworkers’ Central
Timo Hilhorst (Reed Product Executive)
Kamilla Nyegaard Larsen (Antivia Marketing Communications Executive)
Yue Yin (Golden Bridge UK, China Britain Travel Group Marketing and PR Officer)

Read my CV! 1pm-3pm, Conference Room 1.18, Clothworkers’ North
A selection of our guests are offering you the chance to meet them one to one to get their feedback on your CV. Bring along a copy of your CV (on paper or on a tablet/laptop) to find out where you can improve and how to get yourself great opportunities for work experience and in the jobs market.

Meet and Greet Party!!! 4pm-7pm, 1.17 Seminar Room, Clothworkers’ North
Meet our guests informally over free drinks and nibbles. Network, gain contacts in the industry and seek their help in getting your career ideas together. They are here to help you.

Speaker Biographies can be accessed here:

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