Welcoming new and returning students to Keele- List of Resources


We are really looking forward to welcoming new and returning UG and PG students to Keele’s Media, Communications and Culture programmes.

Here is a break down of resources in place to help ensure that our students make a successful transition to Keele (information supplied by Ian Munton from Keele Student Services)

Welcome Web pages:

We have revamped the Welcome web pages; they are a great resource for all new students as they prepare to come to Keele www.keele.ac.uk/welcome

Welcome App:

This year, to compliment the webpages and reduce paper resources we have also introduced a new Welcome App. This is the go-to resource for all students, whether they are UG or PG. With over 1700 downloads already we are really excited to see what difference it makes for our students.  The App provides all the information about the different Welcome events and activities as well as useful links about the support and facilities that are available at Keele and in the local area. We hope that this new resource will appeal to both students and staff. It is a great way to keep informed about what is going on. It also provides opportunities for students to actively engage by signing up for events, building their own welcome schedule as well as connecting with other students. Do please download the App too so you can see the full range of activities that will be taking place over the Welcome period. The App is available from both the App Store and Google Play or at the following website https://guidebook.com/app/keele/

We are steering all new students to download the app for the best experience, but we do understand that not all will be able to do this.  A small supply of printed events guides will be available should students not be able to access the technology during Keele Welcome. The Welcome Info Point will be staffed each day to help with questions or concerns.

 Online Induction:

This award winning online induction resource has been further developed to include resources for students before they arrive as well as additional resources throughout Semester 1. This will provide students with an extended online welcome, enabling us to upload resources when students need them. It covers a wide area, starting with some key IT related questions, moving on to introduce the Library and Student Services before providing information about practical topics to help students as they start their time living and studying at Keele.


Video Resources:

Many of these resources are video based so that students can watch them in their own time. They are accessible to students in the KLE. If, though, you would like to see some of these videos they are available on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcT3UHm4j_7nBVZNNraxONg/videos

International Arrivals and Enrolment:

Our International students will start to arrive on Wednesday 20th September and we will be offering the free Meet & Greet Airport Collection Service from both Heathrow and Manchester airports on Wednesday when the majority of students will be arriving.  There will also be a service from both airports on Thursday 21st September. Students have pre booked for this service. Students arriving on later dates should contact Student Services for advice and information about independent travel options to Keele.

Enrolment for Visiting students will take place in the Chancellor’s Building Exhibition Suite on Wednesday 20th September from 2.00 – 7.00 pm.

Enrolment for International and EU students will take place on Thursday 21st September from 11 am – 2 pm for PGs and 2.00 – 6.00 pm for UGs. Late Enrolment will be on Friday 22nd September from 10 am – 12 noon.

Home Arrivals and Enrolment:

The majority of our Home students will arrive on Saturday 23rd September with enrolment and collection of Keele cards in the Exhibition Suite from 9 am – 4.45 pm and on Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm.

Late Enrolment:

Students who arrive after these dates will be able to enrol during the Home enrolment times and also in the pop-up Student Services Centre, which will be based in the Exhibition Suite until Friday 6 October.


We’ll have 1750 new students moving on to campus and some living in College Court (formerly known as Liberty Court) and with other private providers in the local area. Students living on campus will be able to collect their room key from the Chancellor’s Building on Saturday. After 4.45pm key collection will transfer from Chancellor’s Building to Darwin Building.  All halls buildings will have a member of the Domestic team on duty to respond to any issues or queries the new residents may have.

Student Services:

We will again have an information point and Student Services Pop-up Centre in the Chancellor’s Building for the first two weeks. This will be the main point of contact for any student enquiries.

We have been using Social Media to share information about everything that is going on in the run up to Keele Welcome. For avid Social media users, please help us by reposting and sharing key information and using #KeeleWelcome.

Please email student.services@keele.ac.uk if you have any questions. We’ll do our very best to help.



Work Experience Opportunities at ITV

For Keele Media students:

Some of you may have met representatives from ITV Loves Talent at the careers fair at Keele. Here is some follow up information sent by the Talent Team on different strands of work experience placements available at ITV and different routes for making contact and sending applications.


Hello and thank you for your interest in finding out more about opportunities at ITV!

We mentioned that we would send you information about how to apply for work experience through the ITV Insight Scheme Programme (click on the link to find out more and apply).

Insight is ITV’s one-stop-shop for voluntary placements and short term paid opportunities for people aged 18+. You will have to sign up and await confirmation of acceptance from the Insight team, but once you are accepted as a member of the pool, you would be invited to join the members’ only Linkedin group, where opportunities are posted for members to express their interest in. 
Applications are open now until the end of the month, and open again in January 2017 so please keep an eye out and keep applying until you are accepted!
Once you are in the Insight Pool, you will see opportunities from all over the company so even if you are not thinking about working in production and on shows, it is still worth applying for Insight so you can see which other areas are offering placements in the company.
In regards to this email address (itvstudiostalent@itv.com) in particular it is used solely for production/programme staffing (not legal, technical roles, make up artists, presenters etc) so please do not email about these roles as we are unfortunately unable to assist you with a query about how other departments operate. 
We as a Talent Team, use this email to keep in touch with potential freelancers for shows that are produced in house at ITV Studios.
If you are however, interested in other avenues within ITV (that are not on production/shows) then still feel free to sign up to Insight (as they offer opportunities on there outside of productions too) and also refer to the itvjobs page for other roles in the company (more info below).
Bianca (who you met) finds freelancers for the ITV Studios Entertainment label (http://www.itvjobs.com/workinghere/roles/itv-studios/entertainment/) and this email address is also used by two other labels within ITV Studios called Shiver (http://www.itvjobs.com/workinghere/roles/itv-studios/shiver/) and Potato (http://www.itvjobs.com/workinghere/roles/itv-studios/potato/) as well as a team who are based in Salford and cover the North of the country. So, this (itvstudiostalent@itv.com) is the best address to send your CV to if you are interested in working in production and when you start gaining more work experience / paid work in production – if that is the route you decide you would like to follow.
Labels outside of the building that produce shows for the ITV channels (http://www.itvjobs.com/workinghere/roles/itv-studios/) have their own people who look after their own company staffing so if you are interested in working with them, you will have to contact them individually. Other television/production departments in ITV such as Drama and Daytime also operate independently from us so if you see or are interested in an advert about Daytime or Drama production, please contact the email listed with that particular advert.
If you are more interested in working in legal, IT, technical, events or marketing etc, then you are best placed to set up a profile on www.itvjobs.com to get to know what job roles or schemes are being advertised. 
We would also recommend following @ITVCareers on twitter as they will be able to inform you about any upcoming schemes and opportunities within the company.
Information and the application process is on the recruitment website which is ITVjobs.com.  For news and updates about other ITV jobs and opportunities, connect with ITV on social media:

If production and working directly on shows is what you aspire to you can also, look into a fantastic scheme that is for new Talent in the Television industry:
here, called The Network. Aimed at people making their first steps in TV, this free industry training scheme is a comprehensive introduction to working in television in the UK, and runs alongside the Edinburgh TV Festival every year.

Good luck!
The Talent Team

Follow us on twitter @ITVlovestalent




MCC Research Seminar: Networked Agenda-setting & Religion: Coverage of London 7/7 in the British, American and Polish Press-Damian Guzek

Damian Guzek
Media, Communications and Culture is currently hosting a visiting research fellow, Damian Guzek, who is working in the area of media, religion and politics. Damian is an assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science and Journalism, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland). His visit is part of a research project entitled ‘Media towards the idea of the secular state’, financed by the National Science Centre in Poland.
Damian will be presenting some of his work on depictions of the London 7/7 bombing in the British, American and Polish press on Monday 10th October at 4.30pm in CM0.12, Claus Moser Research Centre.
This presentation provides the setting for a comparative analysis of the press coverage of London bombings, focussing in particular on religious issues, in leading newspapers, from the UK, the USA, and Poland. He focuses on network agenda setting, instead of the individual attributes of the media agenda, and in doing so, his work provides a more precise view of dynamics of the press coverage  of London 7/7.