Insight 2018

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  • Location: Michael Sadler building
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Insight (formerly known as EXPO) isn’t a recruitment event, like a standard careers fair, but a series of different career sector panels, where we bring in alumni and professionals to talk about their experiences and give an insight in to their chosen career paths. It’s a relatively relaxed occasion, with no PowerPoint displays, just each of our panellists (usually 4-5 in total) talking about their journey after university, what they “actually” do day to day, and any top tips on how to succeed in their sector.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures to gain a better understanding of potential future careers. We aim for the event to be as informative, engaging and thought-provoking as possible so try our best to get interesting, innovative and creative panellists on-board for you all to hear from!

The afternoon is open to all students from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures so no matter what year you’re currently studying in or what school, come along and listen to people who have studied your degree subjects and are working in the sectors you want to work in!


Insight Timetable (all taking place on the ground floor level, Michael Sadler Building):

LOCATION 1:00-2:00 2:15-3:15 3:30-4:30 4:30-5:30
Rupert Beckett Marketing, Communications & PR Public Sector & Policy Media & Journalism
LG19 Working with Languages Theatre & Performance Fashion & Textiles
LG10 Arts Admininistration & Heritage Art & Design Creative Writing & Publishing
Banham Theatre Music Production & Performance Making a Difference & Third Sector
LG15 Networking Networking Networking

Marketing, Communications & PR
Rupert Beckett LT

Ellie Wray, Senior PR & Social Exec, Stickyeyes
Jamie McHale, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Studio Canal
Lily Connaghan, Communications and Marketing Officer, The Co-op
Social Media Expert & Author of The Social Media Handbook for Soulful Entrepreneurs

Working with Languages

Eve Baker, Founder of Beiwei 55º Travel
Imogen Roy, Self-employed Strategy Consultant
Lara Owen, Billingual Reporter, BBC
Danielle Palmarès de Almeida , Content Opérations Coordinator, Discovery Communications
Nicholas Anderson, Self-employed TV Researcher

Arts Administration & Heritage panel

Maria Smith, Collections Officer , Creswell Heritage Trust
Marie Millward, Project Manager, Ignite Yorkshire
Emii Alrai, Collections Assistant, Arts Council
Emma McDowell, Current PhD student with extensive Arts Admin experience
Sally Hughes, Librarian, Leeds Central Library

Music & Performance panel
Banham Theatre

Luke Green, Product Director, Marshall
Rebecca Fox, Digital Media Executive
Laura Kox, Centre Director, Otley Courthouse
Emma Black, Freelance Assistant Director (opera)
Alex Barrie, Digital Manager, Warner Brothers

Public Sector panel
Rupert Beckett LT

Rebecca Shortt, Civil Service Fast Stream
Peter Carlill, Labour Councillor, Leeds City Council
Jane Balderstone, Project Director, Department for Education

Theatre & Performance panel

Prue Griffith, Actor and co-founder of Root & Branch Theatre Company
Gemma Woffinden, Theatre Director, Leeds Playhouse
James Blakely, Associate Artistic Director, Slung Low
Anna Turzynski, Independent Arts Producer

Art & Design panel

Adriana Gentile, Founder, Adriana Homewares
Allison Wiffen, Owner and Artist, Alison Wiffen Ceramics
Lorna Green, Sculptor/Environmental Artist
Francesca Hotchin, Graphic Designer, DLA Graphics
Helen Barlow, Founder/Designer, Brand Design Studio One Line

Media & Journalism panel
Rupert Beckett LT

Jamie Fletcher, Director, Radio News Hub
Mick Hodgkin, Assistant Programme Editor, AL Jazeera English
Mark O’Brien, Head of Digital at Local TV Ltd

Fashion & Textiles panel

Faith Robinson, Freelance Cultural Producer/Fashion Curator
Sarah Agar, Founder/Managing Director, Love Bomb Cushions
Ruth Gilliard, Senior Buyer, Bon Marche
Chris Vannozzi  Head of Hugga Sportswear

Creative Writing & Publishing panel

Jaden Clark, Screenwriter
Beth Carveley, Poet and CEO of The Poetry Machine
Nicola Clayton, Audiobook Producer
Malachi McIntosh, Writer/Lecturer
Jack Murphy, Production Director, Faber & Faber

Making a Difference & Third Sector
Banham Theatre

Selina McGonagle, Director, Geraldine Connor Foundation
Emma Goodway, Creative Director Space2
Tesfalem Yemane, Employment and Education Advisor, Refugee Education, Training and Advice Service (RETAS)
Laura Elson, Freelance Consultant in the Charity and Sports Sectors


**Due to time constraints panels run concurrently throughout the afternoon. If you can’t decide which panel to attend we do have a networking space open all afternoon and we invite all our panellists to come and chat to students after their panel has finished. If you’ve missed a panel that looked interesting come along to the networking space in LG15 where you’ll hopefully be able to talk to a wide range of our speakers.

Keep checking above for a full list of our panellists which we will update when new speakers are confirmed.