School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff

Opportunities

 

Fresh Perspectives local film programming group

Love movies? Want to choose what goes on the big screen? Film Programming group Fresh Perspectives hosts film events at Fabrica gallery in the centre of Brighton in conjunction with an exhibition programme. It is open to 18-25 year olds and a great opportunity for university students interested in film and media to gain professional experience outside of their studies and to co-curate and present a series of professional and collaborative film screenings.

Find out more and apply

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Sheffield Doc/Fest Arts Programme Entries 2021

We are currently accepting applications for our Arts Programme! The Late Entry for the Arts Programme closes 1 March 2021, 12:00 (noon, GMT). 

Our Arts Programme welcomes entries from around the world, of all lengths and across diverse project formats (film, video art, audio/sound art, virtual reality and more). The festival at large shows 180+ films and artworks – with the 2020 programme encompassing works from 50 countries, with 49 spoken languages represented. The 28th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest will be an extended, hybrid festival taking place 4–13 June 2021, both in Sheffield and online. 

We are also open for entries to our Arts Talent Market, for projects in production/development to pitch at our annual industry market. Arts Talent Market deadline to apply is Monday 1 March 2021, 12:00 (noon, GMT). For more info and to apply, visit our website.

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Channel 4 Production Training Scheme

The Production Training Scheme at Channel 4 is now open for applications. This scheme has long supported entry level talent who are passionate about TV production and is particularly focused on those currently underrepresented in the TV. We are really keen to hear from disabled people, people who come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background, and anyone from lower socio-economic groups who are from or currently living or working in the locations advertised. 

We are offering 14 individuals the opportunity to work as a researcher, and one individual the chance to work as trainee script and development editor, all placed at independent production companies across the UK. Channel 4 provides 50% of the salary as well as wraparound training and support. Our placements with indies are as follows:

  • 3 in Leeds, with True North, Garden Yorkshire and Wise Owl
  • 1 in Manchester with Studio Lambert
  • 2 in Birmingham with Full Fat and North One
  • 2 in Bristol with Plimsoll and Drummer
  • 3 in Wales, with 2 in Cardiff with Bad Wolf and Yeti, and 1 in North Wales with Chwarel
  • 2 in Belfast with Strident and Stellify
  • 2 in Glasgow with Raise the Roof and Firecrest

People can apply via https://careers.channel4.com/4jobs and find out about the scheme at https://careers.channel4.com/4skills/production-training-scheme

Applications close on Friday 29 January with trainees expected to begin in May.

In addition we will be holding virtual workshops for people who want to find out more about the scheme, what makes a great candidate and how to take your first steps into TV production. These workshops will include former Channel 4 trainees and representatives from the indies taking part. They will be taking place on Wednesday 20 January for Cardiff, North Wales and Bristol, Thursday 21 for Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, and Friday 22for Glasgow and Belfast. We would really encourage anybody who is interested in the Production Training Scheme or more generally about TV production, to sign up.

More information and registration details are at https://careers.channel4.com/4skills/production-training-scheme

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Northern History essay prize

The Editors of Northern History would like to invite submissions to the Gordon Forster Essay Prize. This prize is open to postgraduate and early-career researchers and the deadline for submissions is 1 March 2021.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and their essay will be considered for publication in the journal. Essays should fit within Northern History’s scope and be between 7000–10,000 words in length. More information about the prize is available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0078172X.2020.1816008.

Essays should be submitted by email to northernhistory@leeds.ac.uk. Any questions can be sent to the same address.  

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One World Media Awards 2021

The One World Media Awards 2021 are now open for entries!

Students are invited to enter the One World Media Student Award, which celebrates a piece of media (including film, radio, digital or print) made by a student, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the global south. The shortlisted nominees will have the unique opportunity to have their work recognised amongst the best in the industry.

The Awards champion stories that demonstrate originality, creativity, and the potential to catalyse change. We are particularly looking at how the story is told: Is it amplifying voices that are normally unheard? Is it an inspiring story that will create change? Does the story challenge misperceptions or stereotypes?

The deadline for entries is 16 February 2021.

Find out more

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Apply to write for the Badger

Applications are open until 25 January to work at the Badger newspaper.

They are looking for students to fill the following roles:

  • Books Co-Editor (2-4 hrs a week)
  • News Sub-Editor (2 positions available, 4-6hrs a week)
  • Social Media and Events Coordinator (4-6hrs a week)
  • Features Online Sub-Editor (2-4hrs a week)
  • Comment Online Sub-Editor (2-4hrs a week)
  • Music Co-Editor (2-4hrs a week)
  • Film Co-Editor (2-4hrs a week)
  • Staff Writer (1-2hrs a week)

The application form is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyR4jNC2t_HpgoG9tL1BVqk6YT0H61xzaTmoKHUwjSri1niQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Please email any questions to the Badger editor, Josh Talbot, at jt459@sussex.ac.uk

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WarnerMedia placement opportunities for 2021/22 

These opportunities are for students on a sandwich degree course looking for a 12-month placement in their 3rd year which forms part of their degree.

We've listed 16+ new placement opportunities for 2021. The closing date is 7th February 2021 and all the details can be found by visiting https://jobsearch.warnermediaearlycareers.com/

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Pro Carton Student Video Award

The inaugural Pro Carton Student Video Award was a big success amongst media and business schools. The European competition for video storytelling about cartons and cartonboard is open for entries again now!

Cartons and cartonboard are an economically and ecologically balanced packaging medium and we want students to help us to tell the world. The video should promote or explain one or more of the benefits of cartons/cartonboard in a creative way and there’s €5,000 to be won!

Students can enter as a team of up to 4 people or are welcome to enter as individuals.

The competition is aimed mainly at marketing, business, media, and film students but any full-time students are welcome to enter.

The deadline is 25 June 2021.

Find out more

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Collaborate on a feature film

An opportunity is available to collaborate on a new sci-fi feature film called Rise! The film is being produced by the Actors Door Studio, an acting studio specialising in developing character actors, based in East London.

Rise! is a dystopian thriller. It takes place in the near future, when the world is ruled by The One Republic. One group of people, deemed unfit to live with the rest of the sanitised community, have been brought to a facility for 'correction'. What happens next is the inevitable outcome of state sanctioned oppression: revolution!

We are looking to fill a number of crew positions:

  • Production Assistants
  • Art Director, Art Department and Assistants
  • Costume Head and Assistants
  • Data Wrangler
  • Grip-Gaffer Assistant
  • Script supervisor
  • 1st AD
  • VFX supervisor

Expenses for crew will be paid. In addition, crew will be offered deferred payment for these positions. We are however running a crowdfunding campaign which if successful, will provide allow us to pay crew at the London Living Wage rate. 

Find out more

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The Platform 2021 Commissions 

While our main programme is aimed at performing artists, we wanted to give visual artists an opportunity too. Thanks to our partnership with South East Creatives, we are in a position to offer two new commissions to visual artists for £600 each to create digital artworks as part of our Platform event on the 13 March 2021. The terms are as follows:

  • The work must relate to the AltPitch main theme of the relationship btw technology and humanity.
  • The artists must be based in the South East of England.
  • The work can be presented as a digital image or a video no longer than 3 min.
  • The commissioned artists will keep the full rights for their work, the AltPitch will have the rights to use the produced work for promoting and conducting of the Platform and other festival events.

The proposal submission deadline: 31 January 2021
The works submissions deadline: 01 March 2021

Two selected artists will also be invited to participate in the AltPitch Platform panel debate on the 13 March.

Find out more

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TEDx University of Sussex 2020/21 volunteer recruitment

TEDx University of Sussex is currently recruiting for Core Team members and Helping Hands volunteers for our TEDx event next year. We are recruiting for a range of roles with varying flexibility, which students can fit around their studies, research and/or work. This is also a great opportunity for students to gain a range of skills and experiences, and to make connections with the local and global TEDx community.

2020-2021 Role descriptions

Designer:
TEDx events are purely volunteer endeavours, therefore the licensee should not make money from the event, and volunteers should not be paid. Once elected, team members will have to sign a Volunteer Agreement at the start of their TEDx journey and will receive a TEDx certificate at the end of it. This person works closely with the marketing director to create and design posters, content, stories and posts. They contribute to the creative aspect of our social media presence and also serve as the creative mind for logos, t-shirt designs, aesthetics etc.

Responsibilities include:
Creating content/stories/posts for our social media platforms
Using Adobe Spark to create posters that fall in line with the TEDx colour scheme and theme
Attending meetings and being up to date with what needs to be promoted online

Rule keeper
The rule keeper will take part in all meetings concerning the event and will make sure that no TED rules are being broken within our decisions and plans. As a rule keeper, you will have to have an exceptional grasp on all of the rules surrounding TED and TEDx events and fact-check others’ proposals and actions in regard to the event.

Responsibilities include:
Rule-checking discussed ideas in the meetings
Fact-checking and rule-checking that the speakers’ presentations are in line with
Taking part in all meetings and ensuring
Keeping up to date with any changes in TEDx rules
Answering questions of other team members in regard to their responsibilities.

Budget and Sponsorship manager
This person will be responsible for managing the finances of TEDx, keeping records of all expenses and ensuring the budget is spent appropriately. Likewise, you will be responsible for acquiring a sponsorship by contacting potential sponsors and being their point of contact. All of this is in line with TEDx guidelines and rules around sponsorship. The ideal person would be someone with experience in fundraising and development, however we welcome applications from anyone confident in their financing skills.

Responsibilities include:
Raising money from sponsors for event expenses
Managing the event expenses
Keeping records

Helping Hands volunteer
A Helping Hands volunteer is a person who works under the management of any of the core roles and helps with smaller tasks and less time-consuming decisions. Anyone can be a Helping Hand volunteer, no matter your experience. This a highly valued role within the TEDx community and ensures the work we carry out gets done. Essential skills include team-work, flexibility and time management.

Responsibilities include:
Sending emails
Helping create/design posters
Writing text/content
Generally completing tasks assigned by your core manager

Click to apply

Please direct any queries to:
Twitter: @TEDxUofSussex
Instagram: @TEDxUofSussex
Facebook: /TEDxUofSussex

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Franz Liszt International Piano Competition

As the most notable classical music concert agency of Hungary, Filharmonia Hungary hosts the highly prestigious Franz Liszt International Piano Competition which will take place in Budapest between 12 - 19 September in 2021.   

Cash prizes will be awarded in the total sum of 65,000 EUR.

Deadline for application: 15 April 2021.

Pianists can find out more information and apply at http://zeneiversenyek.hu/en/

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Meet the Professionals - British Army Band Sandhurst

The British Army Band Sandhurst is a 42-piece Symphonic wind band and part of British Army Music, which is the single largest employer of professional musicians in the UK.

They organise regular workshops and musical engagement through Zoom to all instruments, ages, and abilities, and are offering all music students the opportunity for:

  • Career chats with serving professional musicians
  • Free music lessons
  • General musical support
  • Small ensemble workshops

Contact them at bandsandhurst@gmail.com for further information, or visit www.army.mod.uk/music

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Sussex Racing Formula – media student involvement

The Sussex Racing Formula student team is looking for enthusiastic Media students to aid our commercial team. 

What is Formula Student?
Formula Student is an international competition run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in which the engineering department of universities all over the UK and Europe participate by designing, manufacturing, and testing a single seater race car. The finished cars get taken to Silverstone in the July of each year to compete against all participating Universities. It is an exciting opportunity where students can get some real experience in engineering and working as a team.  This is a great experience which can be added on your CV!

What is Sussex Racing?
We are the IMechE Formula Student team at the University of Sussex. We have successfully designed and raced a car at Silverstone for more than 10 years, and this year we aim to design and manufacture the most successful Sussex Racing car to date. Working closely with our partners we are looking to bring in innovative parts to improve our overall performance. Our aim is to achieve a top 10 finish at Silverstone this year and we need your help to do so.

How do I get Involved?
This year, Sussex Racing would like to be more inclusive than previous years and are looking for students from a variety of schools. We plan on getting you involved with our team on the commercial side, which will consist of anything media related. We will be setting up a concept team for each year to help achieve the best possible results for the future events.

 We are looking for motivated and committed Media students to help with projects such as;

  • Livery Design
  • Website Design
  • Video Production and Editing
  • Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Merchandise Design
  • and much more

You can also be part of our Sussex Racing society where you can partake in fun activities such as team go karting, virtual racing tournaments, race watch along and socials.

If you would like to get involved in this exciting opportunity, please contact the Head of Compliance at Sussex Racing, Philip Bodkin via pdb21@sussex.ac.uk

You can also visit:
Website: www.sussex.ac.uk
Instagram: @sussex_racing  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SussexRacing/

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Call for applicants: Scholarships for students working on any aspect of Spanish or Hispanic visual culture before 1900.

Thanks to the generous support of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), ARTES can award a number of scholarships to students working on any aspect of Spanish or Hispanic visual culture before 1900. The deadline for all applications is 31 January 2021.

Travel scholarships

Final year undergraduates and postgraduate students registered for a full or part-time degree course at a UK university may apply for up to £1000 towards the costs of travel to Spain for research purposes (which may include field work, attendance at a conference, or other recognised forms of research).

£3000 scholarship for PhD students at a UK university

ARTES offers one scholarship each year to a student registered for a full- or part-time doctoral degree at a UK university. The scholarship is intended to contribute towards the costs of tuition, living and/or research, and therefore students with full funding are not eligible.

£3000 scholarship for PhD students or post-doctoral scholars in Spain who wish to conduct research in the UK

Doctoral students or those who received their doctorate less than four years before the application deadline may apply for this scholarship provided that they were or are registered for doctoral study at a university in Spain.

Find out more

 

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Dissertation Survey for students in the School of Psychology

We are undergraduate students at the University of Sussex, and we would be extremely grateful if you would take part in our study.

You are welcome to take part if you are over 18 years of age.

The study involves completing an online questionnaire, which should take roughly 20 minutes. You will be asked to answer some questions about your thoughts, feelings and experiences. You will also be asked some questions about your sleep, your experience of bodily pain and your thoughts and feelings about coronavirus.

By way of showing our appreciation for your time, if you take part in this study you have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win one of four £25 Amazon vouchers.

Access the questionnaire

We are keen to get as many people as possible to take part in this study.

Thank you very much for your time!
Matt Langton, Tor Maxted, Olivia Park & Flora Siklosi

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Communications Intern for Excursions journal

Excursions is an Open Access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal (both online and in-print), designed to showcase high-quality, innovative and inventive postgraduate research and early career research. Based at the University of Sussex, UK, we aim to encourage work that plays with the permeable nature of academic disciplines. For more information about who we are and what we do, feel free to visit our website

We are currently recruiting an intern to work in our Communications team, with details as follows:

Role: Communications Intern (Voluntary role)

Hours: Flexible (no minimum weekly commitment) 

Responsibilities (vary depending on agreed time commitment but include)

i) Creating content for our social media pages.

ii) Brainstorming ideas for content, launches and events.

iii) Researching on timely topics and international/national weeks for content creation.

What's in it for you? 

i) It's a good opportunity to gain exposure to the workings and behind-the-scenes of an academic journal.

ii) It's a good way to meet new people and work with a fantastic, friendly and very welcoming team! 

iii) It's an added shine to your CV.

Desirable qualities:

- Interested in research and publishing.

- Reliable and independent worker.

- Good social media skills. 

- Good written English and writing skills.

- Experience of working in communications (but not required)

- Experience in using Canva/Photoshop (but not required

If this is the role for you, please email us your CV and a line or two expressing your interest in the role.

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A survey on international and home students' expectations and experiences

My name is Xiaqian Shi (Evana) and I am a PhD student in Education at the University of York. I am looking for research participants in a study on international and home students’ academic expectations and experiences. If you are an undergraduate or a master’s (taught) student, you can take part.

The study involves an on-line survey and takes about 15 minutes to complete. To start the on-line survey, you just need to click on the link below (or copy and paste it to the address bar of a browser):

https://york.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lzEwcL0w8pyOQ5

To thank you for participating, you will be entered in a prize-draw for a £30 Amazon voucher. In addition, if you agree to participate in a follow-up on-line interview, you will be entered in a further prize-draw for a £20 Amazon voucher.

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Singer looking for creative and innovative filmmakers for prison project

My name is Diana Ezerex, a singer and songwriter from Germany, currently working on my debut album as an independent artist. It’s an album that follows a concept dealing with stories of (former) inmates. Each song covers a story either of their past, present or future/perspective.

As I love working with and connecting different art forms, there will also be a book with the lyrics and background stories and biographic short stories & poetry from inmates, workshops for teenagers, a play, musicvideos and a short film.

For this project I am looking for students, that would like to work with me. From (animated) music-/ lyric videos to short films that tell one or all of the stories of the album, or more exciting ideas, there are slim to no limitations.

Unfortunately, as this is an independent project, there is no budget for film projects, so it would be ideal if this could be part of your studies (so that you could get graded for it and have at least a little benefit from this). So despite these conditions I would be so honoured if you would even consider working on this with me!

  • Your profile
  • You are full of cool, innovative ideas and love unconventional thinking
  • No experience necessary § Motivation & reliabilty
  • An eye for detail

Your tasks

  • Writing the concept/ script for (music/lyric) video or short film
  • Organization & implementation of shooting & editing

Time frame: Music Videos: From November 2020 – June 2021 (depending on the chosen song and its release date) Short film: From November 2020

For any further questions please contact: contact@dianaezerex.com.
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Students for Global Health (Brighton and Sussex Medical School Branch)

Join our Students for Global Health BSMS branch. We would love to be a platform for all Sussex and Brighton students interested in advocating against health inequalities and taking action to make health equity a reality for all nationally and internationally.

SfGH is an organisation run by students for students. We have a vision of a fair and just world in which equity in health is a reality for all. We educate, advocate and act towards global health equity all across the United Kingdom, of all disciplines and backgrounds. We are also the representative body of all UK medical students to the International Federation of Medical Students, who represent all medical students worldwide to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is the leader and governing body of healthcare services for all UN member states. Please join our Brighton and Sussex branch, share your ideas with us and have your voice heard.

This year the national campaign is health and climate change. Please follow our social media to keep up to date with information from the national team. SfGH Plymouth had a successful Autumn weekend discussing the effects of displacement and housing on health.

So far this year on a local level we we have done a series of infographics, a socially distanced scavenger hunt to get to know the first years, worked with MedAct to take action against the NHS hostile environment and started working with BSMS green medicine to write a Planetary Health report card (for more info see here https://phreportcard.org/)

To stay up to date with our events or to get in contact please use the following links:

Email: globalhealth@societies.sussexstudent.ac.uk

Fb/ twitter/ instagram: @sfgh_bsms

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Research study into gambling behaviour

Leeds Trinity University are currently recruiting participants for a study. The study relates to the psychology underlying mobile gambling behaviour. The study requires you to complete two questionnaires online. 

To participate, you have to be: 1) a university student and 2) have access to an email account. Please note that you do not have to have previously engaged in gambling or be interested in gambling to participate. Also note that the study is not a gambling intervention; we are only interested in your perceptions towards gambling. We are unfortunately unable to provide any rewards or payments for participation.

The study has received full ethical approval from the School of Social and Health Sciences ethics board, Leeds Trinity University (ref: SSHS\2020\015). 

The link to the first questionnaire can be found below. You can also find more information about the study on the first page of the questionnaire. Please note enrolment closes on 11/03/21.

Access the study

If you have any questions or require further information then please contact Dr Tom St Quinton at t.stquinton@leedstrinity.ac.uk 

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Psychology Doctoral Research - Participants Needed

I am a current PhD student at the University of Sussex and would be extremely grateful if you could take part in my study.

You are welcome to take part if you are over 18 years of age and do not work nightshifts.

Being a participant in this study involves completing an online questionnaire at three separate time-points, approximately three-months apart. Each questionnaire should take around 25-30 minutes to complete, and you will be asked to answer some questions about your thoughts, feelings, experiences and sleeping habits.

To thank-you for your time, at the end of each questionnaire, you will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. Taking part in this study therefore offers you three opportunities to win!

Please click on the link below to access the first questionnaire:

https://universityofsussex.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esWzWQVu3D9eWcB

If you choose to take part, you will be sent an email link to the second questionnaire in three-months time.

I am keen to get as many participants as possible to take part in this study, so would be extremely grateful if you could forward this message on to any fellow students who might be interested!

Amber Tout

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Opportunity for media students

I have a YouTube channel with 15,000+ subscribers, and over 550,000 views last year (2020). 

Currently I am looking for a student that would like to build up their coursework and portfolio and help me with free content creation and video editing at the same time.

If interested, please email:

Justin Wilkins
Mansfield Group | Director
Email: invest@justinwilkins.co.uk