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1 BSc Communication and Media Studies BSc Media, Culture and Society at Loughborough

2 UCAS Visit Day Communication and Media Studies & Media, Culture and Society 12.15Buffet lunch and informal opportunity to meet Communication and Media Studies & Media, Culture and Society lecturers, in Brockington Foyer 1.00Formal introductions, followed by Introduction to the BSc Communication and Media Studies & BSc Media, Culture and Society by Dr Sabina Mihelj, Programme Director in Room U Student presentation in Room U Campus tour with Programme Director & students, starting from Room U.0.05 Circa 2 miles (some of it uphill) round walking tour incorporating a visit to the Students’ Union & Media Centre, walk past some of the university’s main sports & recreation facilities, the Pilkington Library, Village Park accommodation and the EHB Bar and Shop. 2:45 Student Accommodation visit in Village Park approx Return to Brockington Foyer, final Q&A over coffee, tea & biscuits Programme Director and Admissions Tutor Dr Sabina Mihelj

3 Understanding the University Experience & choosing the right degree for yourself A learning experience : Gaining specialist knowledge and skills in a chosen area – What kind of degree? A social and personal experience : Opportunities to develop your general interests, skills and experience – What kind of university?

4 Choosing the Degree Key points to consider: What will my employability prospects be? What will I learn? What extracurricular and study abroad opportunities etc. will I have? PLUS Excellence indicators

5 Our employment Record 90 % of our 2011&2012 graduates were employed or in further study within 6 months from graduation* A sample of first destinations for CMS: Assistant brand manager … production assistant at Kudos [Law and Order] … post-production at the BBC… … marketing account manager for Nike … PR officer for a local council … trainee at Vodafone… and Sociology: Executive Officer, Department for Work and Pensions … Recruitment Consultant, Client Server Ltd. … ‘ The reputation of Loughborough is the reason I’ve had so many interviews during the recession.’ Antonia Metcalfe, CMS Graduate, Account Manager at Bright Blue Day, an agency specialising in creative campaigns * Graduate Employment Market Statistics

6 Professional Careers Support Award-winning Careers and Employability Centre with a dedicated careers advisor for our students Work shadowing Careers fairs Internships One-to-one advice Workshops More info:

7 Integrated Employability Skills & Placement Opportunities Transferable skills – a key part of the curriculum Poster design, oral presentations, writing skills, group work … Subject-specific practical skills Interviewing, focus groups, audience research, data analysis … Placement opportunities Year-long (3+1 degree) Short-term

8 What will I learn? BSc Communication and Media Studies Media and Cultural Industries TheoryAnalytical & practical skills Year 1 Media Landscapes The Press Broadcasting Audio-visual Media Constructing Meaning Study Skills Researching Media & Communications 1 Year 2 PR & Advertising Film Communication, Media and Cultural Theory Researching Media & Communications 2 Year 3 Digital Media Television Documentary Presenting Media Debates Plus: A choice of optional modules in each year including languages Final year dissertation on a topic of your own choice NOTE: no media production teaching on course

9 What will I learn? BSc Media, Culture & Society Media and Cultural Industries Media, Cultural & Sociological Theory Analytical & practical skills Year 1 Media Landscapes The Press Broadcasting Constructing Meaning Social Change Identities & inequalities Researching Media & Communications 1 Sociological Imagination Year 2 PR & Advertising Communication, Media and Cultural Theory Classical Social Theories Researching Media & Communications 2 Sociology in Policy & Practice Year 2 Digital Media The Individual & Society Presenting Media Debates Communicating Sociology Plus: A choice of optional modules in each year including languages Final year dissertation on a topic of your own choice NOTE: no media production teaching on course

10 Study Abroad & Extracurricular Opportunities Erasmus exchange scheme Choice of 9 EU countries, some teach in English; Grant One semester in Year 2, marks count International student exchange scheme USA, Australia, Canada; No grant One semester in Year 2, marks count LU Student Union’s Media Centre Radio station, Label magazine, TV production facilities, PR … More during the campus visit

11 Excellence Indicators Top marks from External Examiners High student satisfaction rates (86% in the last NSS) Consistently strong position in league tables –QS World Rankings – 47 th in the world for Communication & Media; 5 th among UK courses –Times 2014 – Communication & Media – 11 th –Guardian 2014 – Media, Comms. & Librarianship – 12 th –Complete University Guide 2014 – Communication & Media – 12 th

12 Choosing the University Key points to consider: Campus-based or city-based university? University facilities Surrounding infrastructure PLUS Excellence indicators

13 Advantages of a campus-based university Convenience Community Safety Cost control

14 University facilities: Students’ Union 100s of clubs and societies LUSU radio, TV, magazine Shops and facilities Nursery Venues

15 University facilities: Loughborough Sport 100s of sports clubs English National Cricket Academy; English Institute for Sport A wealth of opportunities for recreational sports!

16 Surrounding infrastructure Loughborough … a lively market town … cinema … theatre … clubs … bars … coffee shops … restaurants … supermarkets Vicinity of Leicester and Nottingham

17 Indicators of excellence Highly successful Student Union – 88% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2014; national average 67%) Best Student Experience (Times Higher Education Supplement, ) University of the Year for Sport (Times Good University Guide, 2014) Strong position in university league tables –14th in The Guardian (2014) –14th in The Complete University Guide (2014) –21st in The Sunday Times University Guide(2014) 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, of which one to our department


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