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Creative media industry careers event at University of Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 23:15 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 23:15 27 February 2017

Creative careers event at University of Suffolk, Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Creative careers event at University of Suffolk, Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Students gained exclusive insights into the growing creative media industry at an event at the University of Suffolk.

Creative careers event at University of Suffolk, Ipswich. Left to right: Penny Arbuthnot (Genesis PR), Suzanne Nolan (Lecturer in Employment and Development at the University of Suffolk), Emily Rowling (student) and Laura Locke (Senior Lecturer Event Management & Tourism at the University of Suffolk). Picture: GREGG BROWNCreative careers event at University of Suffolk, Ipswich. Left to right: Penny Arbuthnot (Genesis PR), Suzanne Nolan (Lecturer in Employment and Development at the University of Suffolk), Emily Rowling (student) and Laura Locke (Senior Lecturer Event Management & Tourism at the University of Suffolk). Picture: GREGG BROWN

Exhibitors provided hands-on sessions to youngsters aged over 16 considering a career in public relations, social or digital media, graphic design, film production and other creative media roles.

Penny Arbuthnot, director of Genesis PR, which hosted the event, said: “Here in Suffolk and the wider East of England region, there has been a strong growth in creative employment opportunities, demonstrating that students don’t have to go to the big cities to find success.”

The university also exhibited a range of degree programmes.

Laura Locke, senior lecturer at the University of Suffolk’s Business School, said: “The event offered exciting opportunities for students to engage with businesses and consider the opportunities for their career development.”

Exhibitors at the event included: Genesis PR, East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star publisher Archant; Trinity Park Events, Yellobelly, Fred. Olsen, Sanctuary Personnel, Summer Isle Films, James Fletcher Photographer, Ginger Nut Media, Simple By Designs and the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA).

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