Dr Pawas Bisht, Lecturer in Media Culture and Creative Practice, travelled to China (between 1-6 July 2018) to participate in a multi-city roadshow with Study Group.
Dr Bisht met with prospective students and agent counsellors to deliver demo classes and to promote Keele University and the newly launched Keele ISC International Foundation Year in conjunction with colleagues from Study Group. Study Group manage the International Study Centre at Keele which delivers pathway programmes for students to progress to Keele undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
From September 2018 onwards the ISC will be teaching International Foundation Years in the areas of Business, Economics, Computing, Social Studies and Humanities. Dr Bisht said “The visit was extremely fruitful both in terms of being able to communicate the great offerings Keele has for international students and in gaining a better understanding of the needs of prospective students and the agent counsellors that guide them.
A notice to all of our Media students: all of the computers in the MA lab (MB0.23) will be wiped on 20th July and the computers in the main computer lab (MB0.17) will be wiped on 7th August.
The machines will be factory reset and you will not be able to retrieve your files after this date. This is due to essential computer maintenance.
If you want to keep any of your work, please make arrangements to come in before this date to retrieve it. If however you need to back-up your work but are unable to make it in before these dates, please contact the MCC technical staff.
Had a great time today helping our Media students shoot some zombies around campus! The film shooting was part of a series of short videos to be used for an outreach learning event next month for local schools, organised by Higher Horizons+.
We shot on various iconic locations around Keele University campus, including the Chapel, Walter Moberly, The Clockhouse, Lindsay Bar and in the home of Media at Keele; the Media Building.
All of the footage was shot on campus by Media students. We used professional actors, supplied by the horror experience company Events2scare.
Looking forward to seeing the video footage come together in the coming weeks!
Over Easter I presented work at the British Sociological Association annual conference, based on a project – led by Elizabeth Poole – that I have been working on as co-investigator along with our colleague Ed de Quincey in computer science.
The project traced the emergence and circulation of an Islamophobic hashtag – #StopIslam – on Twitter. We were particularly interested in the hashtag because it trended not due to people actively using it, but because so many people were using it to criticise hate speech. We wanted to know, then, if – despite all of its problems – Twitter could be used to support counter-narratives against hate. As this is a very topical subject, I was asked to write a brief report on our findings for the BSA after the conference, which has just appeared on their website.
Our biggest equipment supplier is hosting a free film competition! Its open to anyone who is a UK resident and the winner gets £1000 worth of vouchers to spend on photography, video, lighting, computing and more!!
Each film must be no more than four minutes in length and related to the theme of identity. If your film has been made as part of a group, simply nominate one person to submit your film.
Identity makes you you and others them … It defines both one’s individuality and belonging, and it ultimately helps to shape the person one might become in the future. In this WexShorts competition … we want to encourage you to be as creative and as imaginative as possible.
You can enter as many videos as you like! And films should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Competition closes at midnight on 31st July 2018.
Above: ‘DAY ZERO’ by Jamie Hancock. Winner of the last WexShorts competition with the theme of sustainability.
Dig out your shorts and dust off your sunglasses for the upcoming MCC Social! Join us on Thursday 31st May at 2pm for a sports day, with lots of exciting games including rounders, tug-of-war, hula hoop, egg and spoon race and even an obstacle course! And if you’re not feeling sporty, don’t worry, there will be a free picnic too!
A relaxed afternoon, free to all MCC students, electives and ISC media students.
Meet in the Alderton Sports Hall in the Sports Centre!