Insight 2018

Arts, Humanities and Cultures Careers Showcase

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Insight (formerly known as EXPO) isn’t a recruitment event, like a standard careers fair, but a series of different career sector panels, where we bring in alumni and professionals to talk about their experiences and give an insight into their chosen career paths. It’s a relatively relaxed occasion, with no PowerPoint displays, just each of our panellists (usually 4-5 in total) talking about their journey after university, what they “actually” do day to day, and any top tips on how to succeed in their sector.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures to gain a better understanding of potential future careers. We aim for the event to be as informative, engaging and thought-provoking as possible so try our best to get interesting, innovative and creative panellists on-board for you all to hear from!

The afternoon is open to all students from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures so no matter what year you’re currently studying in or what school, come along and listen to people who have studied your degree subjects and are working in the sectors you want to work in!

Insight Timetable (all taking place on the ground floor level, Michael Sadler Building)

Location 1:00 - 2:00 2:15  - 3:15 3:30 - 4:30 4:30 - 5:30
Rupert Beckett Marketing, Communications & PR Public Sector & Policy Media & Journalism  
LG19 Working with Languages Theatre & Performance Fashion & Textiles  
LG10 Arts Administration & Heritage Art & Design Creative Writing & Publishing  
Banham Theatre Music Production & Performance   Making a Difference & Third Sector  
LG15   Networking Networking Networking

Marketing, Communications & PR
Rupert Beckett LT

Ellie Wray, PR Campaign Manager, Stickyeyes 
Jamie McHale, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Studio Canal
Lily Connaghan, Communications and Marketing Officer, The Co-op
Beckie Coupe, Social media expert, founder of Infinity Digital

Working with Languages

Eve Baker, Founder of Beiwei 55º Travel
Imogen Roy, Self-employed Strategy Consultant
Lara Owen, Women’s Affairs Reporter (East Asia), BBC World Service
Danielle Palmarès de Almeida , Content Opérations Coordinator, Discovery Communications

Arts Administration & Heritage panel

Maria Smith, Manager for the Dronfield Heritage Trust
Marie Millward, Project Manager, Ignite Yorkshire
Emii Alrai, Collections Assistant, Arts Council
Emma McDowell, Current PhD student with extensive Arts Admin experience
Sally Hughes, Librarian, Leeds Central Library

Music & Performance panel
Banham Theatre

Luke Green, Product Director, Marshall
Rebecca Fox, Digital Media Executive
Laura Kox, Centre Director, Otley Courthouse
Alex Barrie, Digital Manager, Warner Brothers
Emma Black, Freelance Director/Assistant Director (opera)

Public Sector panel
Rupert Beckett LT

Rebecca Shortt, Civil Service Fast Stream
Peter Carlill, Labour and Co-operative Councillor
Jane Balderstone, Deputy Director, Department for Education
Harry Firth Jones, Civil Servant at Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Rowena Walmsley, Senior HR Adviser, Leeds City Council 

Theatre & Performance panel

Prue Griffith, Actor and co-founder of Root & Branch Theatre Company
Gemma Woffinden, Theatre Director, Leeds Playhouse
James Blakey, Associate Artistic Director, Slung Low
Anna Turzynski, Independent Arts Producer
Amy Marchant, Actor

Art & Design panel

Adriana Gentile, Founder, Adriana Homewares
Allison Wiffen, Owner and Artist, Alison Wiffen Ceramics
Lorna Green, Sculptor/Environmental Artist
Helen Barlow, Founder/Designer, Brand Design Studio One Line
Francesca Hotchin, Graphic designer/Art director/Illustrator, BlackBox

Media & Journalism panel
Rupert Beckett LT

Jamie Fletcher, Director, Radio News Hub
Mick Hodgkin, Assistant Programme Editor, AL Jazeera English
Andy Seddon, Head of Editorial at Local TV Ltd

Fashion & Textiles panel

Faith Robinson, Freelance Cultural Producer/Fashion Curator
Sarah Agar, Founder/Managing Director, Love Bomb Cushions
Chris Vannozzi, Head of Hugga Sportswear
Robert Smith, Creative Director, Extras Group

Creative Writing & Publishing panel

Jaden Clark, Screenwriter
Beth Calverley, Poet and Chief Operator of The Poetry Machine
Nicola Clayton, Audiobook Producer
Malachi McIntosh, Writer/Lecturer
Jack Murphy, Production Director, Faber & Faber

Making a Difference & Third Sector
Banham Theatre

Selina McGonagle, Director, Geraldine Connor Foundation
Emma Goodway, Senior Project Manager, Space2
Tesfalem Yemane, Employment and Education Advisor, Refugee Education, Training and Advice Service (RETAS)
Laura Elson, Freelance Consultant in the Charity and Sports Sectors
Linda Horsburgh, Volunteer Manager at Left Bank Leeds and Director/Facilitator at The Bulb People


**Due to time constraints panels run concurrently throughout the afternoon. If you can’t decide which panel to attend we do have a networking space open all afternoon and we invite all our panellists to come and chat to students after their panel has finished. If you’ve missed a panel that looked interesting come along to the networking space in LG15 where you’ll hopefully be able to talk to a wide range of our speakers.

Keep checking above for a full list of our panellists which we will update when new speakers are confirmed.