Looking for things to do when you are not doing exams or revising next term? Look no further! There are some fantastic Study Plus courses and they are all free of charge.
If you have ever thought of working in TV or becoming a journalist, do not miss the chance to get some hands-on experience. TV Production (KE200) takes place from 4-7 May. Run in conjunction with KMTV, this course gives you the chance to have a go at operating TV cameras and broadcast equipment as well as pitching your ideas, scriptwriting and presenting. You will make a TV programme which will be broadcast online and on TV. Read what participants have to say about the course.
On 2 June, you can take part in a one-day workshop, Songwriting Skills (KE204). If you are able to play guitar or piano/keyboard and would like to learn how to write songs (you don’t need to sight-read music, but you do need to be able to play well enough to accompany yourself), don’t miss this chance to learn from a professional musician.
In the final week of term, you have an amazing chance to try your hand at being a journalist. Journalism (KE044) runs for five days from 8-12 June and allows you to learn what professional journalists do and how they do it. You will produce news stories to real deadlines for newspapers, radio, TV and online, while being guided by staff at the Centre for Journalism.
All of these courses take place at Medway, but are open to students from any campus. Canterbury students can travel to Medway for free by booking a place on the campus shuttle.
If you want to improve your career prospects in general, take part in a series of Career Toolkit workshops, (KE198), which will help you write a great CV, perform better at job interviews and gain some experience of assessment centre activities. They take place from 5-26 May at the Canterbury campus and are run by staff from the Careers and Employability Service.
You can sign up for all of these courses in SDS workshops.
For more information, see the Study Plus website.