About Pathways

Pathways is an exciting networking event; bringing like-minded individuals and businesses together to discuss current trends and employment opportunities in broadcast journalism, film&media production, animation, visual effects, gaming, digital media and photography.

The schedule

Wednesday 8th March, 2017

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Check out our speakers below!

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    Welcome & Ian Livingstone CBE / Room 9130

    Welcome from Philo Holland, Employability Lead & ACES Pro-Vice Chancellor Roger Eccleston and Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam Professor Chris Husbands. Followed by a talk by Ian Livingstone.

    Life is a Game: Ian will give an entertaining and visual account of his struggles as a games entrepreneur in the 1970s when he and Steve Jackson set up Games Workshop, launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe, and wrote the multi-million selling Fighting Fantasy gamebooks series. From analogue to digital, he will give a brief history of computer games, past, present and future, detailing how ‘digital’ has transformed customer habits and business models, expanding video games from a niche market to a global mainstream entertainment industry. He will give very useful insights into how to forge a career in the video games industry.

    10:15AM - 11:15AM

    Room 9130

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    Ian Livingstone

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    Philo Holland

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    Roger Eccleston

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    Chris Husbands

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    Charles Fox / Room 9006

    From Ravenshead to Phnom Penh, it took travelling to Cambodia for Charles to work out what he wanted to say as a photographer. He'll look at how to become successful photographer today, in a world where everyone has access to a good camera, and social media has turned everyone into a photographer. Top tips for carving a career in photography.

    11:15AM - 12:00PM

    Room 9006

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    Charles Fox

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    Diarmid Scrimshaw / Room 9130

    If you're thinking about a career in the movies, Diarmid's talk will be unmissable. Fresh from an airing at Cannes, Diarmid's new film release Journeyman, directed by and starring Paddy Considine, hits the cinemas this year. Diarmid will talk about the making of his cult classic This is England, and offer top tips on how to break into the competitive film industry.

    12:00PM - 12:45PM

    Room 9130

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    Diarmid Scrimshaw

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    Paul Herrmann / Room 9006

    What next after you graduate? Through Redeye, Paul’s worked with hundreds of photographers. For this talk, he will distil the common essentials for career success across all types of photography, concentrating particularly on making the most of your last few months at university.

    12:00PM - 12:45PM

    Room 9006

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    Paul Herrmann

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    Hana Canter & Ian Bevitt / Room 9006

    If you are considering a career in television - here are two people who know what they're talking about. Ian has directed Coronation Street and Emmerdale for many years, and Hana has spent 20 years producing hugely memorable programmes at Endemol and Twenty Twenty; from Snog Marry Avoid to Blind Dates, from Deal or No Deal to Pointless. You may be surprised just how many pathways there are into a job in telly.

    13:00PM - 13:45PM

    Room 9006

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    Hana Canter

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    Ian Bevitt

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    Lee Jury / Room 9130

    Imagine working for one of the world's most iconic brands. Lee has made it to Head of Studios & Vice President Marketing at Walt Disney UK, after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University. He covers all Pixar, Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm (Star Wars) releases - such as Captain America, Monsters University, Avengers, Iron Man 3, Wreck It Ralph, and Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Disney have many placement and graduate opportunities. Find out whether this might be a career for you!

    14:00PM - 14:45PM

    Room 9130

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    Lee Jury

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    Robin Elias / Room 9130

    In a world of fake news, multiple platforms, and Trump going to war with the press - this will be a fascinating talk. Robin is at the top of the tree at ITV News. He's seen it all and done it all. Find out whether you've got what it takes to break into the world of TV journalism.

    15:00PM - 15:45PM

    Room 9130

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    Robin Elias

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    Richard Knight / Room 9006

    Making films - from concept to completion. Budgeting, locations, props, cast and action - an insight into the work of a location manager and producer.

    15:00PM - 15:45PM

    Room 9006

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    Richard Knight

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    Jonny Douglas & Pennie Raven: Networking / Four Seconds to Make It or Break It : How to Make the Right First Impression / Room 9002

    This is definitely the session for you if you want to talk about all things 'Networking'! Pennie Raven & Jonny Douglas will deliver this informative session on Networking. You'll finish this session being fully equipped to put what you've learnt into practice with the Employers that are attending on the day.

    11:15AM - 12:15AM

    Room 9002

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    Jonny Douglas

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    Pennie Raven

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    Tim Levell and Dan Green: Routes into the BBC / Room 9002

    Our hosts have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the BBC. Tim Levell, is the Editor of Daily on BBC Radio 5 Live, formerly Editor of Blue Peter and Newsround. Dan Green is producer/reporter on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Breakfast. They will share insights into career opportunities in Radio and Television – and explore the skills and personality traits the BBC are looking for.

    12:15PM - 1:00PM

    Room 9002

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    Tim Levell

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    Dan Green

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    Getting Your Foot In The Door / Room 9002

    Come along to this fantastic session with a wide range of media practitioners. Chris Wilson (Regional Magazine Company) will be joined by Rosie Sobieraj (PR for National Policing), Brian Baglow (Scottish Games Network), Cat Hufton (freelance journalist), Michael Wilkins (Quba), Cat Marshall (Warp Films), Mike Woodcock (BBC Radio Sheffield) and Alex Evans (Sheffield Star). The panel will look at how you get your foot in the door, and make the most of your work experience opportunities in the world of games, animation, magazines, film, newspapers, PR, digital media and radio.

    14:00PM - 14:45PM

    Room 9002

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    Brian Baglow

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    Rosie Sobieraj

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    Chris Wilson

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    Cat Hufton

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    Cat Marshall

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    Alex Evans

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    Michael Wilkins

Our speakers

Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He wrote the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, was Co-Founder of Games Workshop, Life President of Eidos Interactive and is Chairman of Sumo Digital. He’s been behind such games as Tombraider and Dungeons and Dragons. He sits on the Governments Creative Industry Council.

Brian Baglow

Brian Baglow is a digital media expert. A 20 year veteran of the global video games industry, now working with companies across the interactive and creative industries. Founder of the Scottish Games Network, he was part of the team behind the original Grand Theft Auto video game.

Diarmid

Diarmid Scrimshaw

Diarmid Scrimshaw is an award-winning film producer who produced Tyrannosaur (2011), This is England (2006). His latest movie ‘Journeyman’ directed by Paddy Considine is out later this year.



Tim Levell

Tim Levell is the editor of 5 Live Daily on BBC Radio 5 live and former editor of both Blue Peter and Newsround. He started as a journalist in 1993 and has since had other jobs with Sky News, BBC Breakfast and local radio.








Lee Jury

Lee Jury

Lee Jury is a hugely experienced marketing executive who is the Vice President of Marketing and Co-Head of Studios at Walt Disney Studios EMEA and UK.





Robin Elias

Robin Elias

Robin Elias is one of the leading news professionals in the business. He is Managing Editor of ITV News and was appointed as the launch editor for the Setanta Sport News Channel. He joined ITV from Fleet Street in 1980, was programme editor of News at Ten for more than five years.

Hana Canter

Hana Canter

Hana Canter is Twenty Twenty's Head of Production. Hana has over twenty years of television experience. Starting out in drama documentary and factual programming and moving across to entertainment in which she oversaw four series of successful reality format – The Villa for Sky One.

Sam Thornley

Sam Thornley

Sam Thornley is the business development executive at Holdan Ltd; a company that supplies educational establishments with the latest video technology and training.






Rosie Sobieraj

Rosie Sobieraj

Rosie Sobieraj is a graduate from SHU BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media First Class Honours. She is now a Communications Officer within the National Policing environment.






Dan Green

Dan Green

Dan Green is a radio reporter and producer working for BBC Radio Sheffield.



Richard Knight

Richard Knight

For many years Richard Knight has worked in the film industry as freelance location manager, sourcing and organising the locations for films such as the BAFTA award-winning "This is England". In recent years he has enjoyed a spell as Head of Production at Screen Yorkshire, providing practical and logistical support to Screen Yorkshire projects.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is the Director and Managing Editor of RMC Media. In this role Chris is responsible for managing the magazine’s editorial content.











Mike Wilkins

Michael Wilkins

Michael Wilkins is a CIM member and experienced marketing professional; His experience ranges from the full product and brand development journey, from understanding consumer insight, the development of new concepts, brand development, agency management, through to product launches and experiential activity. All utilising the digital marketing channels.


Jonny Douglas

Jonny Douglas

Jonny Douglas runs his own design consultancy Jonny Douglas Ltd. He's also the man behind Made with Design and is co-founder of Pecha Kucha Sheffield. He was also the Enterprise Challenge Award Winner at Sheffield Hallam University which helped him set up his own company.


Pennie Raven

Pennie Raven

Pennie is the founding owner of HR Guardian Angels and Sheffield SOUP, and co-owner of Pecha Kucha Sheffield. HR Guardian Angels is a human resources and organisation development consultancy. Prior to setting up her own business she had a corporate career at HR Director level. Part of her duties were defining the graduate recruitment policies at companies like Barclays and Delta group.


Cat Hufton

Cat Hufton

Cat Hufton is a freelance journalist and copywriter and contributes regularly to the Telegraph, Metro, and other esteemed productions. She also creates digital content for brands such as L’Oréal. She also has a blog which she updates regularly, London Beauty Insider.







Charles Fox

Charles Fox

Charles is a British born photographer currently based in Cambodia and has been working in Asia since 2005. He has a degree in Photojournalism from the London College of Communications and is part of Getty Global Assignments.


Cat Marshall

Cat Marshall

Cat Marshall is Production Supervisor at Warp Films. In addition to their recent TV output, including The Last Panthers (Sky Atlantic/Canal +) and This is England '90 for Channel 4, Warp are behind an array of award-winning films such as ’71 (2014) and The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone (2012).


Ian Bevitt

Ian Bevitt

Ian Bevitt, has been the Director of two of the nation’s biggest soap operas for several years; Coronation Street and Emmerdale. He’s also worked on Hollyoaks, The Royal, Heartbeat, Roy and World’s End.


Paul Herrmann

Paul Herrmann

Paul Herrmann is the director of Redeye, the Photography Network, which researches and advises on careers, markets and professional development across photography, and delivers an ambitious events programme in Northern England. He also heads the new Photographic Collections Network, and works as an editorial photographer.


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Our employers

View a list of the employers exhibiting at SHU Pathways. These will be located in the atrium.

EasyMoshi
Holdan
Eon Reality
The Challenge
FlyCheeseStudio
South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network
Shift Media
Rise Sheffield
Sheffield Doc Fest
FDM Group
Kit Locker
Black Magic Design
Aardvark Swift
Regional Magazine Company
Edinburgh Internationl Tv Festival
Film and Tv Pro
Sheffield Hallam Student's Union
SHU Careers and Employability
SHU Enterprise Team
Beyond PR
Iginte Imagination
LJ Digital
BBC Radio Sheffield
Scottish Games Network
matchesfashion.com
Plusnet
Benchmark Recruits

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  • Cantor Building
    Sheffield Hallam University City Campus,
    153 Arundel St. Sheffield, S1 2NT
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