SOLACE STUDENT COMPETITION! Produce creative work on the theme of “Global Health”. Open to Year 1 & Year 2 students. Apply Now!

SOLACE student Keele competition-15.01.2018


Apply now! Bursaries Available! Keele University – Second International CASIC Summer School on Co-production and Community Engagement (7-9 June, 2018)

Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre – CASIC is pleased to announce its second exciting Summer School which will be taking place in central England at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme (7th of June) and Keele University (8-9th of June, 2018).

The Summer School will enlighten, inspire and guide ECRs and students at all stages of scholarly or professional doctorates. It will include the opportunity to experience and work with our interactive digital environment, The Health Cinema and each day will be packed with hands-on sessions addressing six broad topics:

Knowledge co-design and co-production
Cultural Animation
Somatic practice, motion capture and VR technology
Collaborative creative analysis

Speakers and facilitators include:

• Professor Mihaela Kelemen – CASIC Director, Keele Management School
• Sue Moffat – Director of New Vic Borderlines, New Vic Theatre
• Véronique Jochum, Head of Research, National Council for Voluntary Organisations
• Dr. Helen Kara, independent researcher and author of Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide.
• Dr Ceri Morgan – English and Creative Writing, School of Humanities, Keele University
• Professor Rajmil Fischman – Music and Music Technology, School of Humanities, Keele University
• Dr. Lisa Dikomitis, School of Medicine and iPCHS, Keele University
• Anna Macdonald, Dance Artist, Manchester Metropolitan University
• Will Brearley, Music and Music Technology, School of Humanities, Keele University
• Tom Pardoe, School of Pharmacy, Keele University
• Dr. Emma Surman, Keele Management School
• Dr. Lindsay Hamilton, Keele Management School

The full programme can be viewed here.
We are offering an early bird price of £260 for bookings received and paid by 30th April. After that date the price will be £300. The cost includes refreshments and lunches and a complimentary copy of Dr Kara’s book on Creative research methods.

To book a place please click here

For further information contact Liz Riley

To see testimonials from the 2017 cohort click here

Please follow #CRMSS18 on Twitter for pre-event updates.

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Please give us your feedback – let your voice be heard!

We’re always really keen to get student feedback about our programmes – whether that’s more formally via your student reps and our regular Student Voice meetings, or through speaking to staff members about issues. Your thoughts do make a big difference to what we do on both the Media, Communication and Culture and Film Studies programmes – so please makes sure you keep on feeding your thoughts back to your reps and to us. For instance, last year we made the following changes in response to issues raised by our student community:

You said… And we …
… that you would like the marking criteria to be clearer in advance … have incorporated assessment sessions on most of our modules which include attending to marking criteria. This is also available in handbooks and on the KLE. Film and Media are piloting a reflexive feedback scheme which will encourage you to take active approaches in understanding criteria and identifying how your work and feedback relates to this criteria
… You would like feedback to be more timely


… are making feedback deadlines clear to you by adding dates for this in assessment papers and calendars which will be available to you. Feedback will always be available in the three week period (excluding holidays) although this does not always include the module mark. So that you can make better sense of feedback, we have developed a feedback glossary which we will make available to you this year.
… You would like to feel part of a community …have introduced a social programme with two events a semester as well as a Screening programme. We have also introduced Crewing to our practical ISP module so you can work across levels.
…would like to know how student’s feedback has been acted upon …have made more effort to get your feedback by introducing a wider range of methods to notify you of opportunities to give feedback. For example, we are advertising the Student Voice meeting more widely and asking for comments via our feedback box. Following these meetings we will send a You said …we did style report. We will adopt a similar approach to module feedback at the end of each Semester.
…would like advice to be available at the time of making module choices …will make our module choice meetings at the end of the first and second year compulsory and advertise the opportunity to speak to module tutors more widely.


Free Workshops: Developing Academic Practices

Would you like to improve your grades or maintain high grades? Improve your academic reading & writing? Feel confident to meet the challenges of Y2/Y3? Or find a safe place to ask questions, like ‘What does, “be more analytical/critical/evaluative” mean?’

Then join the free six-week course of workshops Developing Academic Practices for Level 5 students! It runs every Thursday 5:15pm-7:00pm starting tomorrow, 1st February!

Click here to apply to join:


These workshops are managed by Student Services. Any issues: e-mail us at

Film screening and Q &A: They Will Have to Kill Us First

In February there’s a fantastic event for any students interested in They will have to kill us first - draft image-466x663 film-making and sound. Our colleague Dr Fiorella Montero-Diaz has organised a film-screening of They Will Have to Kill Us first, followed by a Q&A with directors. This will be a really good chance for students to have the opportunity to speak with directors about the challenges of representing an important and complex cultural story.



Further information and registration details can be found here.


Description of the film:   Continue reading

Paid Media and Communications Internships for Keele UG & PG Students & Recent Graduates and Post-Graduates. Apply Now!

Attention Keele UG & PG Media students & recent graduates and post-graduates!

Fancy some paid work experience as a Radio Production & Broadcast Assistant or in a role involving Music Journalism or Graphic Design?

A range of fantastic paid internship opportunities in the field of creative communications and marketing open only to Keele students & recent graduates and post-graduates are being made available through the Keele Internships scheme.

Please see attached documents for current media and communications related openings.

For a full list of all available roles and details on how to apply visit:

Make sure you visit the site regularly as new roles are added are all the time.