Hello Brunelians

I have some interesting events and opportunities which I would like to share with you all.

Brunel – Women for the Future

Join Brunel University London on the 3rd December for a relaxed evening of networking with students, staff, researchers and external business women alike with a chance to hear from keynote speaker and entrepreneur, Roisin Issacs.

From humble roots as the oldest child in a large Irish family to philanthropist and entrepreneur, the heart-warming star of TV’s “Secret Millionaire” Brunel Alumna Roisin Issacs will be sharing her story of her extraordinary life journey.

Roisin will share the highs and lows on the road to her success with tips on what works, what doesn’t and sometimes how it’s simply just a matter of plain hard graft!

PBS National Poetry Competition 

The 2014 PBS National Student Poetry Competition http://poetrybooks.co.uk/projects/45/ is now accepting entries. Judged this year by one of the Next Generation Poets 2014, Jane Yeh, the competition is open to all UK students in Undergraduate or Masters level education.

Entry is free for Student Members of the Poetry Book Society, which is also free to join http://poetrybooks.co.uk/membership/33. There are cash prizes and PBS memberships on offer to the top three as well as book bundles and Associate Memberships for Eight Highly Commended poets:

First Prize: £200 + Full PBS Membership
Second Prize: £50 + Full PBS Membership
Third Prize: £25 + Full PBS Membership
Highly commended: Associate Membership + book bundle

The deadline for entries is midnight on Monday 13 December. The twenty best poems will be published in an e-book and a celebratory event will be held at the winner’s University (terms and conditions apply).

For details on how to join as a Student Member and how to enter the competition visit http://poetrybooks.co.uk/membership/33

Brunel English and Drama Society News 

If you would like to audition for a role in Brunel Drama’s aptly named play “A Midsummer’s Wet Dream” then please attend Drama Societies meeting on 7:30 AA103 on the 11th November. This will be to write you name under the role(s) you wish to play. Auditions will then be held Wednesday/ Thursday of the same week, around your timetable. If you can’t make it Tuesday, let us know via Facebook or Email.



ALSO for all you budding screenwriters out there we are hoping to create lots of short film/ sketch scene scripts, which will then be handed over to Louis Batten-Foster, who will ultimately be in charge of making it an independent, student creation. You guys will play God, essentially. We will be holding a meeting for the Screen Writing project at 6PM AA103 TUESDAY 11TH.

This project meeting is to discuss what we want from it, what levels of involvement you guys want, and to talk general ideas.
Core concept for these shorts is this: A Happy 5-10 Minute short. It can be comedic, it can be uplifting, it can be enlightening, but over all they need to be positive.

So please all get involved.

To finish I want to add in a plug for my future blog posts which will be published sporadically over the next couple of weeks. I am hoping to conduct a series of interviews with students and staff who have a personal insight into the film and creative industries. As well as being an entertaining and interesting read I am also hoping that this will be informative and helpful to any current/future creative writing students.

Until next time


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