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Streetwise Connecting you to your future

Streetwise Creative Industries Employability Fair 2018

Connecting you to your future careerStudents at Streetwise, an annual careers event at UWL .

  • Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
  • Time: 11:30am – 2.30pm
  • Venue: Weston Hall, University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing site.
Streetwise is our annual creative industries employability fair, primarily for students and graduates from our creative, arts and music related courses.

We are offering you the opportunity to meet employers from across the creative industries in one setting, where you can:​

  • gain advice, guidance and insight into the various career opportunities available to you
  • get an opportunity to meet employers from the creative industries
  • apply for current work experience or employment opportunities
  • explore graduate job opportunities
  • attend employer led workshops
  • have your CV assessed at the CV Clinic
  • register with the University's Placement and Employment Services for job opportunities
  • become a part of the University's Volunteers Team.

Take a look at our guide on how to make the most of the day 2018 (printable version, 3.4 kb)

Workshops 19-21 March 2018

Gain valuable career insights firsthand by attending one of our 2018 Streetwise workshops. Browse them all here or find out more about a specific event:

2018 exhibitors

For 2018 we have invited exhibitors from across the music, media and creative industries to participate in the fair this year.

This year, the following exhibitors will attend Streetwise:

Students at UWL Streetwise

1.618 Digital
Alaraby TV
Become a Music Teacher 
Community Music
ENVY Post Production 
Giles Foreman Centre for Acting
Handle Recruitment
Havas Group
Premier League Productions 
IEA Media Ltd
International Moving Image Society
The Mandy Network
Little Dot Studios  
Musicians Union 
New Look Retailers Ltd
Paines Plough Ltd 
Stage Miracles 
Trapped Magazine
THTC Clothing 
The Challenge 
Westside Radio 
UWL Careers 
UWL Volunteering Team 
Zoe Records


Streetwise workshops

We are hosting a series of workshops and presentations between 19 and 23 March. Browse the details below and don't forget to book your place if you would like to attend one.

Monday 19 March 2018
2pm – 3pm
PR Workshop: ‘How to Market Your Brand & Your Business’ with Rachel White

Come and learn about how to market your brand and your business with Rachel White.

The session focuses on the nuts and bolts of self-promotion, including assigning brand values and messages, creating a tone of voice, digital PR, and understanding the media. The session will give a hands on look at self-marketing for artists and musicians from an expert practitioner. 

  • A look at the current state of the music industry for marketers 
  • Building a brand - audience, messages, values, tone of voice and house style 
  • Intro to the media and communicating with it 
  • Digital PR and social media.
About Rachel White:

Rachel White has 12 + years in the PR and music industries, and has run her own successful music PR agency for 8 years. Rachel has acted as a music consultant, mentor and speaker for various platforms including Southbank’s Day of the Girl, The Ultimate Seminar, She Said So and 53 Degrees North. She is a panellist on numerous PRSF funding panels and also lectures at University of West London (LCM) covering PR and career development. 

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Tuesday 20 March 2018
10.30am – 11.15am
Musicians’ Union: ‘About the MU and Why You Should Join’Musicians' Union logo

Come and learn about the MU and how the membership can benefit you.

About the MU

The MU is a globally respected organisation with over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. The MU offers discounted membership to students. Come and learn about the MU’s role within the music industry, the benefits of membership as well as the rights and royalties for musicians and some of the challenges faced by musicians in today’s music industry.

Don’t forget to visit the MU stand and other industry contacts at the Creative Industries Employability Fair on Tuesday 20 March in Weston Hall, from 11.00am - 2.30pm.

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Tue 20 March 2018
12.15pm – 1pm
Incorporated Society of Musicians: 'Legal Essentials with the ISM, The UK’s Professional Body for Musicians'

Come and learn about the legal essentials with the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

About ISM

We are a wholly independent and dynamic organisation dedicated to supporting our 7,800 members with a line-up of unrivalled services and expert advice. We welcome professional musicians from all musical backgrounds and genres, and from all areas of the profession including thousands of performers, composers, music educators, music technology professionals, administrators, music therapists and academics.

Our services are fine-tuned to meet your needs, from student age to retirement and beyond, and our unrivalled membership continues to offer outstanding value for money. Our highly-experienced staff team, many of whom are musicians themselves, offer a personal service which is second to none and we are committed to listening to your concerns so we can continually improve our services to suit your changing needs.

Don’t forget to visit the ISM stand and other industry contacts at the Creative Industries Employability Fair on Tuesday 20 March in Weston Hall, from 11.00am - 2.30pm.

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Tuesday 20 March 2018
12.15pm – 1.00pm
Premier League Productions: A Career in Sports TV Production

Come and learn about Premier League Productions, the graduate scheme and forthcoming open days.Premier League Productions

About Premier League Productions

Premier League Productions provides the Premier League’s coverage outside the UK – its key role being to distribute the matches and provide footage to the world’s Premier League broadcasters.

We beam every single match to a worldwide audience producing a ‘World Feed’ of all 380 games in a season, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to over 185 countries overseas broadcasting to 730 million homes.

Don’t forget to visit the Premier League Productions stand and other industry contacts at the Creative Industries Employability Fair on Tuesday 20 March in Weston Hall, from 11.00am - 2.30pm.

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Tuesday 20 March 2018
UWL to Success: How We Made It in the Music Business

Come and hear from three London College of Music graduates: Oliver Kadel, Simeon Bhaga and Cat Lewis. They'll talk about their career journey since leaving UWL, where they see the music industry now, as well as offering advice, hints and tips.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to meet recent graduates, who can offer insight into the real world of work and what employers are looking for.

Oliver Kadel - LCM BA Music Technology Graduate and MA in Audio Technology Graduate
Currently: Co-Founder and Head of Audio at 1.618 Digital

Simeon Bhaga - LCM BA Music Technology Graduate
Currently: A&R/ Producer/ Engineer at Evolution Media Music

Cat Lewis - LCM BA Music Management Graduate
Currently: Client Liaison at Second Screen

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Wednesday 21 March 2018
1.30pm - 2.30pm
ITN: How to break into News and TV Production

Come and learn about how to break into news and TV production with Priscilla Baffour.ITN

  • The nature of the industry
  • How to break into the industry
  • Networking
  • Open Days
  • Work Experience
  • Freelancer Roles and much more...

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See all our exhibitors here.