Creative, Marketing and Media event hailed a success

Students passionate about a career in Creative, Marketing and Media were given unique industry insight last week at an event at Loughborough University London.

More than 170 students headed to the capital campus on Wednesday 18 April for talks, workshops, a portfolio surgery and a question and answer session with top names in the business.

The ‘Creative, Marketing and Media Industry Event 2018’, organised by the Careers Network, welcomed representatives from more than 30 different organisations including BT SportIBM iXNational Theatre and IMG.

Several alumni – including Ed Williams, co-founder of Candy Kittens – and members of the Loughborough family also spoke during the day and shared their expert knowledge.   

As well as getting an insight into careers in the industry and a glimpse of future trends, attendees had the opportunity to receive crucial feedback on their portfolios and network over drinks.

Hannah Thompson, a master's student studying Global Media and Cultural Industries, says the event provided her with “world class contacts and potential job offers”.

She said:  “I finally feel confident in my future direction having spoken to such a wide range of speakers from all areas of the media industries.

“The diversity of the guest speakers and workshops provided a well-rounded overview of the different options and all speakers really engaged with us as students, you could really tell they were passionate and keen to give us the best possible advice and opportunities.

“I came away with business cards galore, a new sense of direction and so much confidence. I truly can’t thank the team behind this enough.”

Associate Dean for Enterprise Andrew Selby commented: “I am delighted to see an event I pioneered with colleagues from Careers Network grow and develop on the London campus.

“It is a great example of an enterprising venture that promotes the fastest growing area of the UK economy and at the same time allows students from both campuses to come together and share ideas, ambitions and knowledge.

“We retain a great relationship with many Loughborough graduates in the Creative, Media and Marketing industries and their willingness to give their time, experience and expertise is a testament to their loyalty to their alma mater.

“I find the involvement of new graduates, who are able to offer immediate advice to graduating students, especially pleasing.

“This builds on an impressive array of employers from global organisations such as IBM, IMG and the National Theatre who want to engage with Loughborough students in the capital.

“The event is also important in promoting collaboration, interest and familiarity between university staff from both campuses.

“The London campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is ideally placed to host an event like this and in time, I hope that the familiarity that graduates have with the campus will enable them to use the space for their own professional and leisure interests.”

For more information on the Creative, Marketing and Media Industry Event or to view the full programme, click here.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.