Media Week 2014 – 27th – 31st January
Media Week is a rare opportunity to hear what some of the key professionals from across Glasgow vibrant Media Industry have to say and to quiz them about just how ‘glitzy’ working in the Media actually is.
All of the events are free to attend and open to everyone.. So whether you are an enthusiastic anatomy student with an interest in radio or an english literature student with an eagerness to break into a career in journalism everyone is welcome.
We’re proud of what we think is a fantastic programme of interesting events organised for the week. Media Week is organised in collaboration with the 4 student Media Groups on campus, Glasgow University Magazine (GUM), Subcity Radio, Guardian newspaper and Glasgow University Student Television (GUST). Working alongside the VP Student Activities they are able to put together a week of events for people of all interests and from all media disciplines.
If you are interested in finding out more about Media Week or have an event that you would like to see part of the agenda then don’t hesitate to contact Breffni O’ Connor, VP Student Activities at [email protected]
You can download the timetable for Media Week here and more details of some of the events are outlined below.
You can also join the Media Week 2014 Facebook event!
Meet the Student Media
Still looking for ways to get involved while at Uni?!
Aspiring to be the next Greg James but need to learn the basics first?!
Well never fear, all 4 student media bodies: GUST, Subcity Radio, Glasgow University Magazine and Glasgow Guardian will be hanging around the Williams Room on Monday 27th, between 2-4pm to answer any burning questions you might have regarding student media.
Weather you want to contribute an article a month or want to be the next station manager everybody is welcome so please pop along and say hello to the lovely team.
Subcity will open programme applications during Media Week so this is a great opportunity to come along and chat to them about you idea.
TYCI: on being a grrrl in a media world and learning to tuck it in"
We are proud to announce that our first event of the week is a talk and discussion by TYCI, an all-female initiative which have a regular show on Subcity. Using a whole host of different media outlets (podcasts, a zine, blogs) they talk about different areas of interest from arts to politics. Come along and help them celebrate all things feminie on Monday, 27th Janurary in the Williams Room at 7.
BBC Scotland: Studio Media Tour (Booking required)
Tuesday, 28th and Thursday 30th BBC Scotland, 2pm, we will be giving students an opportunity to look behind the sceens of some of the studios. You’ll get the learn more about this broadcasting centre and to see how programmes are made. Tours will last around 2 hours. Booking details will be available next Monday so keep an eye out on this event as it will be first come, first served.
Gaming Programme Development Workshop
Ran by Matthew Barr, a GlasgowUni lecturer with research interests in Video Games, Learning & Teaching, and Digital Humanities and author of “Computer games and learning: the current state of play"
In this practical lab session, you’ll use Game Maker: Studio to build a simple video game to help illustrate the game design and development process. You’ll also talk a little bit about the video games industry in general, and look at the various roles the industry might offer you.
Workshop will be in DISH Lab A at 2 University Gardens.
BBC Alba @ 5
2013 marked the 5th birthday of the Gaelic television channel, BBC Alba. Come along to a panel discussion with insiders Fiona MacKenzie – Presentation Manager (MG ALBA) Ishbel MacLennan – Service Editor & Commissioner (BBC ALBA) Dr. Ian Goode – Lecturer in Film & Television Studies (University of Glasgow) Ramsay McMahon – Researcher (Caledonia TV) to discuss all aspects of the channel as well as what the future holds!
The discussion will be followed by a screening of the documentary ‘Bho Stalag gu Gulag’, in which singer Norman MacArthur pieces together his grandfather’s incredible journey during WW2. Simultaneous translation will be provided at this event.
Thigibh ann gus barrachd a chluinntinn mu na meadhanan Gàidhlig – tha fàilte romhaibh uile!
Bhidio Ghàidhlig | Pop-Up Gaelic Video
Thursday 30/1/14, 11am-3pm
Fraser Building (Outside if weather permitting!) Come and learn a word or two of Gaelic, say them to the camera, and be part of a special Gaelic video made at Media Week 2014! The Gaelic Residency Scheme students are on hand to help you out, no Gaelic knowledge is needed to take part.
Drop by the Fraser Building any time between 11am and 3pm to be part of it – fàilte chrìdheil air a h-uile duine!
Freelance Journalism – top ten tips for success
Maggie Mallon will be giving a talk in the Williams Room on Friday 31st Jan about her experiences about being a freelance journalist who writes for publications including The Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times, The Herald, The Scotsman, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Record. She is also a copywriter with clients including The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Caledonian University and NHS Health Scotland. A former staff reporter and feature writer at the Daily Record, Maggie has been working freelance for 14 years. The talk will take place between 12-1pm
COMMUNICATING SCIENCE: respect, research and outreach
This will be a talk given be THE GIST (Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology) who report on science and technology news, both in Glasgow and the wider world. The initiative consists of Glasgow Uni and Strathclyde Uni students. The talk will cover the following areas of interest: Integrity in science writing: respecting scientific principles, how to bring science out of the niche, combining science and media: skills and mind-set and science communication as a platform for STEM students. The talk will take place in the Williams Room on Monday 3rd Feb at 6:30.
Current state of Arts in the Media since the advent of the internet
Keith Bruce, Arts Editor for the Herald and Gareth Vile of The List lead a panel discussion about the Arts in the Media.