Creative careers event at University helps Suffolk students find their future

Suffolk students are invited to explore the exciting range of creative career choices available to them across the region at #mediadiscovery 2017, an interactive event hosted by Genesis PR, University of Suffolk and a wide range of local employers on Monday 27 February at the University’s Waterfront building.

Open to students aged 16 and above, the event will feature a variety of hands-on sessions from exhibitors within the creative media industry. #mediadiscovery is for anyone considering a career in PR, social or digital media, broadcasting, newspaper publishing, graphic design, photography, film production and more.

Exhibitors at the event include Genesis PR, East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star publisher Archant; Trinity Park Events, Yellobelly, Fred. Olsen, Sanctuary Personnel, Summer Isle Films, James Fletcher Photographer, Ginger Nut Media, Simple By Designs and the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA). University of Suffolk will also exhibit its range of degree programmes.

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Genesis PR and University of Suffolk launch #mediadiscovery2017. Left to right: University of Suffolk Event Management Student Emily Rowling; Suzanne Nolan, Lecturer in Employment Development at the University of Suffolk, Penny Arbuthnot, Director at Genesis PR; Ellie Brown, apprentice at Genesis PR; and Laura Locke, Event & Tourism Management Course Leader and Senior Lecturer at the University of Suffolk. 

Leading Suffolk PR agency Genesis PR is working with the University of Suffolk to host #mediadiscovery as part of the firm’s pro-bono community commitment. University of Suffolk Event Management student Emily Rowling has joined Genesis PR on work placement to help plan and organise the careers showcase alongside Genesis’ PR apprentice Ellie Brown. Both are gaining valuable, first-hand experience of what it’s like to work in the PR industry.

Genesis PR director Penny Arbuthnot, said: “Following the success of the pilot #mediadiscovery, we are once again hosting the creative careers showcase with University of Suffolk to raise awareness of the huge variety of jobs available in the PR, media and creative industries.

“Here in Suffolk and the wider East of England region, there has been a strong growth in creative employment opportunities, demonstrating that students don’t have to go to the big cities to find success, with Ellie and Emily both shining examples.”

Laura Locke, Senior Lecturer University of Suffolk’s Business School added: “The #mediadiscovery2017 event offers exciting opportunities for our students at the University of Suffolk and from our partner schools to engage with business and consider the opportunities for their career development. As Course Leader of the BA Hons Event and Tourism Management programme, we are delighted to partner with Genesis PR, who have supported the programme for a number of years.”

#mediadiscovery will be held in the University of Suffolk’s Waterfront Building on Monday 27 February, from 2-4pm. For more information and to book your place visit the event page here.

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