University of Westminster showcases successful Westminster New Talent 2018
31 May 2018
On Thursday 24 May, the University of Westminster welcomed employers and alumni back to the Harrow Campus for the ‘Westminster New Talent 2018’, the University’s Showcase for the creative industries. More than 80 employers, including Sky, Discovery and Endemol Shine, signed up to see innovative work, meet highly motivated students, and see if they would be a good match.
The event included screenings and work exhibitions from some of the best new fashion and graphic designers, illustrators, animators, filmmakers, advertisers, photographers, and musicians.
The showcase offered panels discussions from students, staff and alumni including recent BA Journalism alumnus and Comedian, Jack Rooke, who won outstanding media prizes such as the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 and the Broadcast Hot Shot 2017. Jack shared his career experience with the audience and delivered a talk on how to get recognised as talent.
The evening was presented by MA Film alumna, now TV Producer and Independent Filmmaker, Tina Ghazimorad and concluded with a reception and networking session where employers had the chance to meet artists, designers, musicians and filmmakers.
Dr Paul Dwyer, Director of Academic Enterprise for the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, said: “It’s fantastic that we have major companies like Sky and Discovery coming to meet students and staff to discover more about what Westminster can offer the creative industries”.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.