Internship Opportunity for LJMU English Students: Organising a Conference at the London Metropolitan Archives

Internship Opportunity for LJMU English Students: Organising a Conference at the London Metropolitan Archives

Are you studying English at Level 5 or 6 at LJMU this year? Passionate about theatre? Intent on pursuing a career in archives or heritage studies? Interested in events management? Keen to show off your social media skills? Fancy creating online resources for new second year module ‘Body, Mind and Soul: Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture’? If the answer to any of these questions is a resounding ‘yes’, then do apply for this internship which is designed to give you invaluable hands-on experience of organising a conference. Just hearing the name ‘Drury Lane’ immediately conjures up images of London and the theatre. However, surprisingly little is known about that first theatre on Drury Lane, the Cockpit-Phoenix Playhouse dating to c. 1616. This unique event will redress this imbalance through the cutting edge research of leading scholars and theatre practitioners. Actors will perform short scenes from Cockpit plays and delegates will be offered access to rare theatrical documents from the period. But, best...
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LJMU English’s Jade Dowie Reviews for Everyman Website

LJMU English’s Jade Dowie Reviews for Everyman Website

Now, all LJMU English students know that they can use their student card to buy tickets to shows at the Everyman Playhouse for as little as £5. But we're still more excited that those lovely folk at E&P are giving two free tickets to every Press Night in the new season to an LJMU English student whose review will then be featured on the theatre's own website, in potentially the perfect, high-profile start to their reviewing career. Shauna Hughes, a first year single honours student, wrote a great review of an earlier show, The Star, at the start of the year - its director was so impressed, he tweeted about it! Jade Dowie is a final year single hours student, and her review of Fiddler on the Roof is now up on the E&P site. Jade said, 'I'm a huge theatre lover and the Everyman is one of my favourite venues so I was very excited to be given the opportunity to review Fiddler on the Roof, the...
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Choose your Career! Level 6 English Careers Event: Wednesday, 2 November, 2016 at 2pm

Choose your Career! Level 6 English Careers Event: Wednesday, 2 November, 2016 at 2pm

What could be more important than your future? On 2nd November 2016, we're running a special Careers Event for L6 English Students (in John Foster 1.27, from 2-4). When you're not stressing about assignments, are you thinking about life after graduation? Still not quite sure how to tackle your job hunt? Frazzled by the application forms you've dared to download? Dazzled by so many possibilities? Like eating pizza? Come along to our special event to listen to, and chat with, the experts - all with a focus on the skills and experience you’ve developed through studying English. • LJMU English Careers Advisor Gary Douglas will explain the mysteries of 'Graduate Training Schemes' and 'The Job Market Uncovered’; • Professor David Gibson, from LJMU’s Entrepreneur Hub, will talk about how Freelance Working can open up opportunities you never knew you had. So, (for one afternoon only), forget about your reading lists, put your dissertation research on hold, have a late lunch with us and: CHOOSE YOUR CAREER! To book your place (and your pizza!), please...
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Your (English) Career Calendar: To Dos for October

Your (English) Career Calendar: To Dos for October

Welcome to our brand new monthly featurette (now that's a neglected word) to keep you, wonderful LJMU English student, aware of all the Careers support available to you. Ah, autumn - season of mists and ... well, UCAS. This month is an important one for budding teachers, or those thinking about teaching as a potential option. You can find out more about the various graduate teacher training schemes with the brilliant LJMU ‘Train to Teach’ event, which takes place this year on the 12th October. For all the details, click here. If you have already decided on a teaching career then UCAS Teacher Training has just published the new Search date - 11 October 2016! This is the big moment when the search tool goes live, and will allow you to find training programmes starting in 2017. The first opportunity to make your selection - 'Apply 1' - is currently scheduled for 18th October 2016, although this may change, so keep checking the UCAS website here....
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Internships with The Reader Organisation

Internships with The Reader Organisation

Calling all LJMU English students! The (Liverpool born and bred!) Reader Organisation have been in touch, and want to let you know about their next round of intern recruitment. They have a variety of roles available, and pay travel expenses and sustenance remuneration. This is a really great opportunity for volunteers to gain an insight into a national charitable social enterprise, and to use the skills you're honing on your degree to their best advantage. This round of internships will run over the summer from July till September/October and the deadline for apps is Monday 27th June. Click here for all the details. You can also get some top tips from current student Victoria Jordan and graduate Christopher Lynn on their experiences at The Reader. Please let me know if you decide to apply!...
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Careers with English: The Reader Organisation II

Careers with English: The Reader Organisation II

'The Reader' is a national reading charity with a unique shared reading model that reaches across all ages, demographics and settings, and began in Liverpool in 1997. They use great literature as a tool for living which helps people better connect with themselves and others, enabling them to realise the changes they want to make. Christopher Lynn, a recent LJMU English Graduate, began as a volunteer for the organisation back in 2014, and has gone on to secure a permanent position. Here, Chris gives LJMU English students some inspiring advice as to how to make the most of your skills, and to get a career that'll really mean something to you: 'I discovered "The Reader" through a vacancy on the LJMU graduate website (sign up folks!). Alas, it was for a senior management position, but after reading about the work The Reader does, I just had to get involved. Luckily, The Reader has a number of voluntary projects, so I signed up, and was trained to deliver weekly poetry groups...
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Careers with English: The Reader Organisation

Careers with English: The Reader Organisation

Studying English with us? Fancy a career that would allow you to carry on doing what you've been doing on your course, in a home-grown, innovative Liverpool organisation? Victoria Jordan is in her final year of an English degree at LJMU, and she is currently working as an intern at The Reader. Here, she describes what lead her to the role, and what it involves: "As you enter your final year of Uni, it starts to dawn on you that soon you will be fighting off all the other graduates for the career you really want. Internships are a great way of making you more desirable to a prospective employer, as well as allowing you to learn new skills to add to your CV.  I am currently halfway through my four month internship with The Reader Organisation and already feel more confident about entering the big, bad world! The Reader is a charity and social enterprise based in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, that promotes well-being...
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Teaching English in Thailand: Naomi Sykes

Teaching English in Thailand: Naomi Sykes

After a placement in Malta teaching English last year, arranged through LJMU's Erasmus office with the help of Jayne Kerwin, Level 6 English and Creative Writing student Naomi Sykes couldn't wait to work abroad again. And now, once all her assignments are handed in, she's off to Thailand to teach in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Naomi says: 'Jayne knew how much I thrived over there teaching English so she recommended applying for this placement in Thailand too. I had to send in an online application including a cover letter and a C.V and there was a very long waiting process for the verdict. It all seems so close now though, as I have booked my flights, sorted out my DBS check, the ball is rolling and the dream is becoming a reality! I will be 2/3 hours from Bangkok the capital which is perfect and I am super excited to do what I love and get some adventure in there too! I was thrilled to find...
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