Useful Links for Students


A Student's Guide to Looking After Your Mental Health at University

Going to university is an exciting time, but the change it brings can be overwhelming. Moving away from home, making new friends and being responsible for your own learning – it’s a new sense of independence for many. It’s crucial to look after your mental health: https://www.idealflatmate.co.uk/students-mental-health-guide


Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom. See their page on becoming a camera trainee: http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/film/job_roles/3829_camera_trainee


Creative Media Skills identifies skill gaps within the film and TV Industries, and runs highly specialised training opportunities at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire and Wales as well as across the UK.See more: www.creative-media-skills.com


The Indie Training Fund (ITF) runs training courses for production companies and freelancers across the UK. It is a not-for-profit organisation led by member companies, including many of the UK’s leading indies. ITF runs courses in most areas of TV, which are open to member companies, non-members and freelancers. See: www.indietrainingfund.com


The Ultimate Freshers' Week Survival Guide:
www.vouchercloud.com/resources/freshers-week-survival-guide


The Big Future – useful guidance on how to go about chooseing a college plus tips across a range of aspects of college life.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-life/college-roommates-the-basics


The MyTutor Guide to UCAS: Your One-Stop Guide
The MyTutor site offers an interface to online tutors so may be useful either for help with preparing for exams or as an extra income stream for students. We can't vouch for the quality of the service offered as we've not tested it (although there are some good reviews online), but there is some useful information about the UCAS process here:
www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/the-mytutor-guide-to-ucas-your-one-stop-guide


StartinTV exists to help production and presenting newcomers to the film and TV industry start and develop their careers. The website enables talent members to make a CV and upload media, such as photos and showreels.
www.StartinTV.com

 


Broad-ranging resource of videos and blogs on everything from writing a script to the latest cameras and tech developments http://nofilmschool.com


Online security – a guide

Today, online privacy is integral. As the Internet has grown, the risk of fraud or identity theft has become greater. When you add in the threat of bank fraud, viruses, malware and the rise of social media, it’s more important than ever before to safeguard your personal information on the Internet. See how: www.premierchoiceinternet.com/online-privacy


Tips for interviews

Before applying for a job, it is important to brush up on your interview skills.Using this fantastic resource guide, you can gain a detailed insight into how to answer certain questions, how to behave, body language and more.
See: www.how2become.com/resources/interview-skills


CookeOptics.tv

Great online video resource of cine tips, opinion pieces and masterclasses from top DoPs talking about and demonstrating a wide range of topics and techniques of interst to camera crew.


StudentJob.co.uk is a job portal specifically dedicated to the employment needs of students and graduates. StudentJob brings you into direct contact with interesting companies that are looking for temporary, part-time or full-time employees: www.studentjob.co.uk


 

 

 

 

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Take 2 Films Meet and Greet – Manchester

Take 2 Films Meet and Greet – Manchester
21 Nov 19 @ Space Studios Manchester, Vaughan Street, Manchester M12 5FQ

ProAV Academy: A guide to interviews – with Ollie Kenchington

ProAV Academy: A guide to interviews – with Ollie Kenchington
28 Nov 19 @ ProAV, Eastman Way, 1 Hemel Hempstead HP2 7DU

GTC Masterclass: Sound Recording for Single Camera Operators, London

GTC Masterclass: Sound Recording for Single Camera Operators, London
30 Nov 19 @ Hotcam, 18-22 Telford Way, London W3 7XS

Focus – The Meeting Place for International Production

Focus – The Meeting Place for International Production
03–04/12/2019 @ Business Design Centre, Islington, London

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