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Guest Speaker Dan Walker

BBC Breakfast host and Football Focus presenter, Dan will be a familiar face to most of you. He began his career at Hallam FM after studying at University of Sheffield! Hear Dan’s tips on how to make a career in television, there are sure to be plenty of good stories along the way.

Guest Speaker Mark Borkowski

Mark is a world renowned PR agent and author with an interest in the history of public relations and the art of the publicity stunt. He has a column in the Guardian.. And is an unmissable speaker - there’s sure to be celebrity, scandal & plenty of publicity stunts.

Guest Speaker Debbie Howard

Actress for 25 years starring in many popular television programmes such as Life on Mars, Coronation Street and Holby City. Over the past ten years she has made several shorts for Big Buddha Films, both fiction and documentary. Debbie also directs television, recently working on Doctors for BBC1.

Guest Speaker William Connolly

Commissioning Editor at Gay Times, it’s a meteoric rise for the Sheffield Hallam journalism graduate who only left university 4 years ago. He’s also been a theatre critic for Vada Magazine. As the commissioning editor of Gay Times, William J Connolly helps amplify voices from across the LGBTQ community via the historic and iconic original gay magazine.

Guest Speaker Nick Crossland

Nick creates ‘digital things’ for Joi Polloi - a Sheffield-based digital agency. With a background in interactive design and development, Nick has been creating things for the web since 1997. His works include the BAFTA-winning Live From Space website; Humans; The Psychopath Test; Embarrassing Bodies My MindChecker; and Richard III: The Reburial.

Guest Speaker Sharan Bassi

Sharan is a Senior Recuitment Consultant at Aardvark Swift, a Sheffield-based Games, VFX, Toy and Animation company. She helps graduates land their first job in the industry of their choice, whether it's games, tech or animation!

Guest Speaker Brain Baglow

Creative and games biz expert, he’s the founder of Scottish Games Network.Executive Producer for the game, Team Rock and worked on the original Grand Theft Auto. He has had 20 years' experience in the video games industry, and is now working with companies across interactive, creative and digital industries.

Guest Speaker Ben Carlin

Artistic Director of Epiphany VR, Sheffield's newest virtual reality creative company. Ben explores new paradigms of digital storytelling through VR and AR technology.

Guest Speaker Hannah Sanders

Hannah is a feature writer, and one of several SHU graduates who’ve forged a career at Regional Magazine Company.

Guest Speaker Calum Macdonald

Calum is a producer and presenter at BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Scotland, as well as a reporter for Radio 1 Newsbeat. He’ll be talking about how he got his foot in the door at the BBC, the new skills you need in a newsroom, and how to get experienced without any help!

Guest Speaker Jim Woods

A Senior Development Director for Sumo Digital, Jim has been a Development Manager and then Development Director at DMA Design, working on Grand Theft Auto, GTA2 and the start of GTA3. He was an Executive Producer at Codemasters, and then moved to SEGA Europe for 11 years, becoming Director of Development Services.

Guest Speaker Cat Marshall

Production Supervisor at Warp Films in Sheffield. Warp is an independent film and tv production company responsible for many all-time classics like This Is England, Dead Man’s Shoes, Four Lions and Submarine

Guest Speaker Dan Hodgson

Co-Founder of Sheffield-based animation studio ‘Cosmic Monocle’ after graduating with a masters in Animation at Sheffield Hallam University. Dan has produced animated stings/idents for the Sheffield-based music Festival: Tramlines. Cosmic’s latest work was animating a children’s story ‘Share Some Secrets’ which tackles child sexual abuse.

Guest Speaker Sara Ward

Sara Ward is Editor of Slimming World Magazine. Prior to that she was Deputy Editor of Take a Break and Acting Editor of That's Life magazine. Sara will share her great tips for impressing editors, and why a career in magazines doesnt have to mean moving to London!

Guest Speaker Liam Hall

Co-Founder of Sheffield-based animation studio ‘Cosmic Monocle’ after graduating with a masters in Animation at Sheffield Hallam University. Liam created content for SHU’s MAC department blog and worked as Media Assistant at SHU. Cosmic’s latest work was animating a children’s story ‘Share Some Secrets’ which tackles child sexual abuse.

Guest Speaker Rosi Sobieraj

Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam in 2014, Rosie has worked as a senior account executive at a Sheffield PR agency, Communications Officer at Rotherham Council, and is now Communications Officer for National Policing. Find out how she's carved out a successful career in PR, marketing and comms and how to use your time at university to set yourself up for a colourful career.

Guest Speaker Paul Herrmann

Herrmann runs Redeye, a photography network providing support and advice to all photographers. He’s been an editorial photographer since 1986. Some of his most popular subjects are Art/Entertainment, Education, Politics, Current Affairs and much more.