ThinkNation: Project Twist-It LIVE

EVENT: 8th December 2018
TIME: 6pm-8:30pm
VENUE:The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury

On Saturday 8th December, ThinkNation: Project Twist-It LIVE will bring young people and mentors from tech, arts, education, and business together to explore through music, filmmaking and performance how we can smash the poverty stigma many young people from diverse backgrounds experience in schools, in the media, online and in society.

Billie JD Porter – will be flying from Los Angeles and will be hosting the event. Billie is a writer, documentary filmmaker and presenter for organizations including BBC, Channel 4 and Vice.

Louisa Roach – Louisa will perform and also sit on the panel Q&A discussion. She is lead singer of of Liverpool-based band She Drew The Gun, winners of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2016 and featured as part of BBC 6 Music at SXSW 2016.

Jonathan Wakeham – Screenwriter. Jonathan is a stage and screenwriter. He is the co-founder of the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, which champions playful, political and provocative new comedy and new talent, and teaches screenwriting at Pinewood Studios. Jonathan is a trustee of Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Emergency, a charity that supporters and mentors young people with low incomes but high ambitions.

Conrad Murray – Actor, Writer, Director, Rapper, Beatboxer, Singer and Theatre maker. Conrad is Director of the BAC Beatbox Academy.

There is also the amazing opportunity of having a 10-15 mins interview with any of the people involved in the event. If you’re interested please contact Ana Tapia, a second Year film student, at at562@kent.ac.uk by the end of the day.

For more information about the event, check their website at:
https://thinknation.co/events/thinknation-project-twist-it/ 

Don’t forget to click going on the event!
https://www.facebook.com/events/252776912086804/  

Student Art Pass – Enjoy a year of art for just £5

Immerse yourself in culture all over the UK and enjoy a year of endless inspiration with friends, for your studies, or just for you. From the V&A and Hayward Gallery to Jupiter Artland and Cardiff Castle – a Student Art Pass gets you free access to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses, and 50% off major exhibitions.

Apply for a pass today and, to give you a warm welcome, you will be entered into the #WeAreArtful Prize Draw to win one of five unforgettable museum experiences to enjoy with a friend, and a polaroid camera to capture the fun.

The Student Art Pass is available for £5 for a limited time until 9 December, while stocks last.

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2TSDAll 

Casting call – actors needed for short student film

Aidan L. Hiltermann is a student in Introduction to Filmmaking. He is making a short film and is in need of extras to fill out minor roles. A few students will say a few lines and act for perhaps a few seconds, but most only need to sit in a chair or walk. Later, you will be asked to do some recording because the film goes inside the characters’ minds to see what they’re thinking. Aidan and his group will be filming at the Jarman Building on Saturday and Sunday the 24th and 25th at 1:00. They ask anyone who can come to wear clothes that are plain i.e. no words or pictures if possible. The team is not able to offer payment but will be providing chocolate and other such sweets for all who show up. Please contact Aidan at ah708@kent.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Call for actors for a short film

Zoe Langhorn is a first-year media studies student, who is currently making a short film. The film is about a girl getting a message from someone online whom she has no interest in and politely says she’s not interest – however, had already told him where she was going out to that evening. Leading onto him turning up at the club and giving her a date rape drug.

The film is being created to show awareness for sexual assault and safety and will be focussing on what can be done to keep people safe.

Zoe is looking for a male and possibly female actor to play the two main parts aged between 18-24 as well as needing extras to play the other people in the club.
The roles are unpaid but are a great opportunity for experience. The film will also all be taking place on campus so no travelling will be needed.

If you are interested in the role then please email Zoe at zl220@kent.ac.uk.

 

How to get your Dream Job after University – 7th November

How to get your Dream Job after University!

7th November, 14:00-15:00, Templeman Lecture Theatre.

Delivered by the University’s award winning Careers and Employability Service this session will provide an overview of how to make the best of your time at University to help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to all things employability! Topics covered will include:

• How to choose your dream job;
• How to get relevant work experience;
• Which employers recruit graduates from Kent;
• What you can get involved with at University to help you to stand out from the crowd.

So whatever stage you are at in your career journey there is something in this presentation for you. We promise your future self will thank you for attending this session!

Enhancement Week – Postgraduate Study at Kent

Have you thought about your next steps in academia?

The Graduate School is holding a number workshops for Undergraduate and Master’s students who are thinking about their future in academia.

Wednesday 7 November

Talk to our Postgraduates

14.00 – 16.00, Graduate School
CE329, Cornwallis East 3rd Floor

(Final Year UG and Master’s Students)

Current Master’s and PhD students have volunteered their time to talk to you about their time as a postgraduate student. You can ask them about their experiences and what life is like as a postgraduate at Kent. Hear about postgraduate facilities, intensity of workload and how they manage their finances. Get to know what expectations are realistic and tips on establishing a work/life balance. Ask about support and what relationships/contacts they have developed during study and, find out what challenges there may be to overcome.

Register here.

Thursday 8 November

Designing a Research Proposal or Master’s Application

13.00-16.00, Graduate School
CE329, Cornwallis East 3rd Floor

(Final Year UG and Master’s Students)

Dr Jo Collins, Postgraduate Development Advisor – Graduate School.

This workshop is aimed at students who are putting together a Master’s application or research proposals for PhD projects. We will consider what a good application/proposal needs, examine some examples of successful applications/proposals, and consider some tips and tricks from successful applicants. Participants should bring along their draft applications (if you have already started), as there will be an opportunity to work on these in the session. The workshop will provide a supportive, interactive work space for participants who are designing their own projects.

Register here

 

Friday 9 November

Kent Scholarships – what’s on offer?

10.00 – 11.00, Graduate School Training Room, Cornwallis East 3rd Floor

(Final Year UG and Master’s Students)

Stephen McLaughlin, Postgraduate Funding Officer and Louise Mann, Scholarships and Research Councils Assistant.

This workshop is designed to give you an insight into applying for postgraduate scholarships at Kent. We will be covering what to look for when searching for a scholarship, both at Kent and from scholarship search engines and also what makes a good application. How are Scholarship decisions made? What can I expect out of a scholarship? The workshop will cover both Master’s and PhD scholarships. This will be a fully interactive session with a scholarship themed puzzles to solve.

Register here.

 

Friday 9 November

Postgraduate Funding: Considering the Alternatives

13.00 – 16.00, Graduate School Training Room, Cornwallis East 3rd Floor

(Final Year UG and Master’s Students)

Need extra funding? For fees, living expenses, research, travel, conferences.
If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these, then consider this workshop with Dr Luke Blaxill, Director of GradFunding. It explores the thousands of alternative grant-making bodies in Britain: principally charities, trusts, and foundations.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to:

1. identify the appropriate and best alternative funding bodies for them
2. find these bodies via books and the internet
3. apply strongly and in the correct fashion.

Register here.

Physical Activity SMS research study

Thomas Quinton, PhD student at Leeds Trinity University, is investigating ways to promote physical activity within first-year undergraduate students. Please see further details below. To participate in the study please click here: https://ltu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pa0

Volunteers needed for performance at Turner Contemporary – 16 September

Turner Contemporary are looking for volunteers to get involved in a performance by contemporary artist Bronwen Buckeridge at the Turner Contemporary in Margate this Sunday (16 September).

The performance doesn’t require any special skills and involves performing some simple actions for about half an hour at 1pm and attending a briefing at 10am on the day. 

The work is called Cast and was originally performed at Peckham library for Hmmn 12. This a new version adapted for the architecture of the Turner Contemporary and the landscape around the gallery. During the performance the artist will be stationed on the balcony inside the gallery and will make a telephone call to a group of ravens and their keeper, which she will ask to describe the movements of the birds around him. These movements will be translated into a series of signals which in turn will trigger certain actions from volunteers stationed in the building and outside on the seafront. The idea is that the ravens take control of our environment for the period of the telephone call and are ‘cast’ onto the surrounding landscape. It might be quite slow moving or it may become quite chaotic, that all depends on the birds!

Bronwen’s performance is part of PEST, a day of performances and screenings at the Turner Contemporary exploring our co-habitation with other species, in particular those seen as pests or strays, relegated to the edges of human society. More information on the day is available here.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Rose Thompson at r.thompson-414@kent.ac.uk.

 

Young London 2018: Volunteer Programme

V22 are offering a Volunteer Programme of 1 – 3 days per week from early September – early November, with the option to extend (London transport and lunch expenses paid).
V22 is an art organisation, with a shared ownership structure, which specialises in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, and the provision of affordable artists’ studios and artisans’ workshops. A key element to the programme will be supporting V22 in the installation and management of its large-scale exhibition: Young London 2018. This exhibition will be the fourth instalment in the series, and will be held in a brand new artist neighbourhood: V22 Silvertown Studios. The exhibition runs from 21 September – 4 November.
Alongside gaining experience in the day-to-day running of an exhibition, volunteers will be assigned research projects, based around the future activities of V22, with our weekly Friday events providing an opportunity to gain some experience in events production. We tailor the programme to suit the participants’ individual strengths and ambitions, with scope for additional specialisation in areas of personal interest. Tasks will include (but not limited to):

– Production assistance for install
– Bar staff
– Invigilating
– Marketing/PR
– Artist assistance
– Exhibition management

Curated by Rowan Geddis, Young London 2018 continues V22’s plan for regular large-scale exhibitions of London’s next generation of emerging artists. Young London 2018 will present both new and recent works, many being commissioned and/or site specific. Reflecting shifts in art practice and emerging artists’ changing needs, the exhibition embodies a rethinking of format and acknowledges the increasingly disparate ways in which art practices develop, find form, and shift between fields. A multi-disciplinary show, Young London 2018 includes performance, video, film, sculpture, installation and painting and takes place in the new V22 Silvertown Studios.

Skills desired:
– Committed to the full period of the programme
– Good timekeeping (reliable and punctual)
– Attention to detail
– The ability to finish tasks
– Excellent oral and written communication skills

Candidates must have an interest in contemporary art, excellent organisational skills and a friendly and dedicated disposition.

To apply for V22’s volunteer scheme please send a CV and cover letter to: katie@v22collection.com

Deadline: Sunday 9 September, 12 noon
Interviews will take place early September.