DIGITAL-THINKING GRADS ENCOURAGED TO ‘DROP IN’ AT BROADWAY

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DIGITAL-THINKING students are being encouraged to visit Broadway Nottingham to find out more about its Know How graduate programme at an event later this month (25 March).

The ‘drop in’ event, which will run from 2 – 4pm, will give students from across the East Midlands the opportunity to learn more about how they can work with arts, culture and heritage organisations in the region through the Know How programme.

Attendees will be able to gain an insight into what they could be doing as part of the programme from those graduates already working with organisations including Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, Dance4 and Nottingham Arts Theatre as well as QUAD in Derby and the Archbishops Palace.

Paul Hough is the creative media workplace manager for the Know How programme. He said: “The Know How programme is all about helping organisations in the arts, culture and heritage sector across the East Midlands to transform the way in which they use technology and the graduate placement scheme is a great way for digital-thinking students to gain real paid work experience in these areas.

“This will be an informal session where students who are interested in finding our more will be able to meet current and past graduates working with organisations via Know How and learn how to get involved and sign up.”

There are a number of paid graduate placements and post-graduate research assignments for eligible organisations across the East Midlands, which will help cultural organisations to embrace digital opportunities.

Graduates will be given the opportunity to become a key member of a team within a company working on new and innovative ideas, giving them the opportunity to put theory into practice and feed insights from industry into their research.

“The placements that we offer through the Know How programme give graduates or post-graduate researchers a really good opportunity to get under the skin of a cultural, heritage or arts organisation and put their skills into practice,” added Paul.

“We are able to offer graduates and researchers placements of up to 13 weeks full time, depending on the needs of the organisation, so it is a very attractive programme.”

To be eligible for placements and research assignments, students must have graduated within the last three years and / or be currently in postgraduate study at a partner East Midlands university. Eligible awards include BA / BSc / MA / MSc / MPhil / MRes / PhD.

The event runs from 2-4pm on 25 March at Broadway Nottingham and is free to attend.