AMPA conference 13th July.

Please join us for our AMPA Annual Conference.


This year we will be at Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham.
Chaucer Building, Room 2702
Wednesday, July 13th
1:30pm: Tea and coffee on arrival
2:00pm: Welcome
2:10pm: “Travels with AMPA” Diane Kemp
Diane Kemp will be talking about her ‘Travels with AMPA’. Reaction from two universities to AMPA presentations and the debates which ensued.
2:30pm: “How are we all doing?” John Mateer
John Mateer will be talking, via Skype, about his research on the career development of media practitioners across the HE sector.
3:00pm: Questions from the floor
3:50pm: “Spreading optimism in the Snow” Bob Calver
Bob Calver was recently invited to speak to a meeting of freelance journalists from the Nordic countries. Given the title ‘The new working life’ he spoke about how his and other UK journalism courses prepare new journalists for freelance working and looked at some of the positives and challenges facing freelancers.

4:15pm: “Research collaboration” Emma Hemmingway
Emma Hemmingway will be discussing her study of experiential learning opportunities within University Journalism Schools involving external, professional collaborators. Exploring the employability implications, opportunities for widening participation and the pedagogical challenges proffered by such innovative learning environments.
4:30pm: Group discussions

We hope you will join us for refreshments and a further opportunity to share experiences the end of the afternoon.

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