Goldsmiths, University of London invites you to join us at our Higher Education Roadshow in Bristol: a half day programme of subject specific masterclasses, workshops and presentations on the university application process, student finance, student life and careers.
This event is for sixth form and college students to promote and support progression into higher education. By visiting our Roadshow students will:
- Explore a subject by taking part in a masterclass delivered by course leaders
- Speak to undergraduate students and find out about university life
- Take home information about careers available in their area of interest
- Find out what universities look for in a personal statement
- Demystify student finance and find out what financial support is available
- Have complementary access to one of M Shed’s exhibitions
Attendees are able to select one of the following masterclasses to attend:
English and Comparative Literature - Six Degrees of Separation
What connects a 1930s photograph of an American farmer to Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times?
Why did James Joyce entitle his modernist masterpiece Ulysses when there was a perfectly fine version already?
Is Jack Kerouac's On the Road just an overinflated 'boys' book and if so, what is its female equivalent?
From E.M. Forster's Room with a View to Virginia Woolf's A Room of One’s Own, this brief but lively introduction to English and Comparative literature department will give students a taster of how we approach literature and culture from a rigorously interdisciplinary perspective.
Politics - The Rise of Anti-Politics
Are we really fed up with traditional politics and with politicians? If so, why do we hold politicians in such low esteem? This session will look at the rise of anti-politics, particularly in the UK, focusing on the decline in electoral turnout, the collapse in support for traditional political parties, and attitudinal shifts against traditional forms of politics. It will examine students’ views on politics, ask them to reflect on what politics is, and how they feel about ‘politicians’. The session will conclude with a critical view of anti-politics, reflecting on the way in which ‘politics’ is carried out via different means, from online debate to membership of NGOs. This raises important question about what politics is, and questions the claim that politics is in decline.
Media & Communications - Race, Representation and the Media
This session will look at the representation of race in the British Media. Focusing mostly on television, we will look at the way that black and Asian people have been represented historically, in a range of genres, from news stories to comedy sitcoms. In the main part of the session we will analyse and discuss contemporary representations of black and Asian people, thinking about how they might challenge or reinforce stereotypes about minorities.
The session aims to demonstrate the value of academic enquiry into issues of media representation, making a case for why we need to take the media seriously when trying to understanding social attitudes to race and ethnicity.
Marketing - I #Tweet therefore I am: The ABC of Social Media Marketing
Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing are two areas of marketing that are growing, and where there is big potential for future development of the discipline. While advertising spending on traditional media has recently declined, firms spend increasing amounts for online communication and public relations. This lecture will provide students with the main theories, principles and practices of social media marketing. We will answer to questions such as: What is Social Media Marketing? Why do people share content on social media? What type of content goes viral?
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