10 Creative Jobs in London to Apply For This Summer

Here’s some great jobs you can apply for in August!

Don’t forget if you’re a recent graduate or current student you can book an appointment with our careers team to talk through what’s out there, check your CV or application form or even have a mock interview.

1. Programming Intern, Sadler’s Wells


Deadline: 2 August 11.59pm


2. Casual Theatre & Events Technician, London Borough of Hillingdon


Deadline: 6 August


3. Assistant to the Director, Genesis Cinema


Deadline: 10 August


4. Marketing and Advertising Officer, A Younger Theatre


Deadline: 10 August at 5pm


5. Communications Assistant, Artichoke Trust


Deadline: 14 August at 9am


6. Assistant to the Director, Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe


Deadline: 18 August at 5pm


7. Press and Communcations Manager, Battersea Arts Centre


Deadline: 21 August at 10am


8. Communications Manager, Bow Arts Trust


Deadline 29 August at 9am


9. Marketing & Communications Assistant, The Foundling Museum


Deadline: 29 August at Midday


10. Marketing Assistant – Learning Programme, Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising


Deadline: 4 September at 10am

Queen Mary at Edinburgh Festivals 2017

This year we’re delighted to see so many of our students and friends up at the world’s biggest arts festival.


This year Queen Mary Theatre Company is taking 4 shows up to Edinburgh Fringe for 2017 until 26 August 2017.

  • Dead Men Tell No Tale: Join Captain Dreadfist and his crew as they attempt to awaken the mighty Titan of the Depths from his slumber.
  • Space Dogs The true story of Russian stray dogs, Strelka and Belka, lifts off in this historical comedy-drama chronicling the Space Race during the Cold War.
  • WAGGO The bizarre high-school experience no-one can relate to…WAGGO is an energetic, absurd, coming-of-age comedy.
  • Givin’ It Some ‘Givin’ It Some’ is a fun, fast-paced, dirty, edgy, enlightening insight into the taboos of sex – today.

More info here

Students, Alumni, Staff and Friends

  • Figs in Wigs are back with their show Often Onstage.
  • Elf Lyons is up with her wonderfully weird show Swan.
  • Sh*t Theatre are at the festival celebrating Dolly Parton in their latest piece.
  • Jerry Brotton talks about the links between England and the Islamic world at Edinburgh Book Festival.
  • Wardrobe Ensemble present their new show about education.

Meet our Honorary Graduate and Fellows 2017: Peggy Shaw, Kazi Ruksana Begum, Virginia Simpson and Daljit Nagra

At graduation we honour the work of people in our field with Honorary Degrees and Fellowships.

This year there were a record four people given these honours:

Kazi Ruksana Begum – Fellowship

Kazi Ruksana Begum is the producer of A Season of Bangla Drama, a dazzling festival of Bengali culture. Working with QMUL she has helped the university connect with the local Bengali community and form partnerships with students, researchers, policymakers and artists.

Peggy Shaw – The award of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

New York born Peggy Shaw (Actor, writer and producer) is one of the most important feminist and lesbian perfomance makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. She and Lois Weaver (QMUL) have made work together since the 1970s including the WOW (Women One World) festival and with their theatre company Split Britces.

Virginia Simpson – Fellowship

Virginia (Gini) Simpson is an arts strategist who hot houses new artists through initiatives such as ‘The Sick of the Fringe’. She was Head of Learning and Participation at the Barbican, Head of Media Arts at SPACE in Hackney and has been a pioneer in bringing new-media arts to the forefront of the creative industries.

Daljit Nagra – Fellowship

Daljit is one of contemporary Britain’s most successful, well-known, and critically acclaimed poets. His fourth collection British Library, was published by Faber and Faber in 2017.

See some of Daljit’s work with QMUL’s English department here


Find out more about the School on our website here

What next after Queen Mary? Jobs & Further Study – How we can help!

Graduating from University can be a very exciting and sometimes scary time.

We’re here to help with some advice about your next steps including jobs and further study.


Your tutors can give references but please remember to ask their permission before putting any details in a job application etc. Their email addresses are in their staff profiles.

QM Careers

Please do take advantage of the services available to you for 2 years after you graduate from Queen Mary.

Mailing Lists to Join

  • Arts Jobs: Arts Council England’s jobs portal. Good for jobs in the creative entries.
  • ArtsAdmin E-digest: Good for Arts Jobs in performance.
  • The Dots: A good source of jobs, opportunities and a place to make an online portfolio.
  • Jobs.ac.uk: Great for jobs in universities and further education.
  • Mediargh: Good place to find internships in media.

How tos

Further study


  • There is an £1,000 discount for QMUL graduates for our English and Drama Masters programmes.
  • If you’re a Home student you can also apply for a UK Government Postgraduate Loan.

Studying while earning

Get a whole lot of work experience whilst learning with graduate schemes, paid internships and part time study.

Clearing and Results Day 2017 FAQ – School of English and Drama

Update: Clearing and adjustment in the School of English and Drama is now closed for 2017 entry.

Congratulations if you’ve already got your grades and are coming to study with us. Welcome information is here.

Don’t worry if you’re not in this situation.

We’re here to help you on our dedicated Clearing and Confirmation hotline on results day and beyond.

Call our Queen Mary Clearing hotline:

0800 376 1800 or +44 (0)20 7882 5511 (international)

The clearing hotline is open at the following times…

Thursday 17 August 7.30am – 7pm
Friday 18 August 8am – 7pm
Saturday 19 August 9am – 2pm
Sunday 20 August Closed
Monday 21 August 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 22 August 9am – 5pm

Complete our enquiry form to get a reply

What does Clearing mean for you?

For some of you it’ll be when you first discover Queen Mary or it might offer you a chance to change your mind about what you want to do or present an opportunity to talk to us about your interest in our programmes.


When is the Clearing period?

The main clearing period starts on A Level results day, Thursday 17 August 2017 and ends on the first day of term (Monday 18 September).

However, you can always get in touch with us before clearing starts (or anytime afterwards) to register an interest in one of our degrees.


Which courses have availability within the School of English and Drama?

There are a limited number of places available on the following programmes:

Please call us as soon as you have your results to ensure the maximum chance of getting a place.



How do I apply through Clearing?

Please call the main Queen Mary Clearing hotline on to discuss your options with us: 0800 376 1800 or +44 (0)20 7882 5511.


Where will I live?

Before making enquiries into accommodation while you study with us it’s best to make sure you have an offer and accept it. This will allow us to access the resources available within our accommodation team more easily. We can then help you either find accommodation on campus or private accommodation nearby.

Queen Mary Student Accommodation

There are limited number of rooms available on site, which are allocated to Clearing applicants via a ballot.

Private Rented Accommodation

There are a large number of privately rented rooms and shared accommodation options available in the surrounding area.

Find out more about accommodation here


Can I come and visit you?

There are Clearing Visit Days on:

  • Wednesday 16 August: 1pm – 5pm
  • Thursday 17 August (Results Day): 9am – 6pm
  • Friday 18 August: 10am – 1pm

These days start at Queens’ Building Reception at our Mile End campus. (map). If you’d like to visit the School or meet a member of our teaching team please complete this form and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.


How do I apply for student finance?

Please see our handy student finance guide here for more information about student finance.


How do I get more advice?

See the full Queen Mary University of London Clearing Guide here

Independent advice is available from Which! University Guide or contact us and we’ll be more than happy to advise.


Share your #SEDstories & you could win £250!

Just extended until 4 September 2017 at 17:00 BST.

We are inviting current SED students and graduates to share their experience of studying at Queen Mary through video and photography to win some big cash prizes!


What’s your SED story? Film yourself or take a photo of something that represents your time studying at Queen Mary. If using a photo, please include a caption with your story.


  • Grand prize winner will win £250
  • 5 x highly commended prizes of £50
  • 10 x runner up prizes of £10

Each winner’s work will be used to show the School to the world and will be exhibited in a prominent location within the ArtsOne building.

How to enter

Simply use the hashtag #SEDstories with your picture or video on Twitter or Instagram or use the online form below.

The competition now closes on Monday 4 September 2017 at 17:00 BST. Please note that the School of English and Drama reserves the right to use all entries to promote the School on the Queen Mary and SED website, in publications, on School and Queen Mary Social Media accounts with credit of course.

Here’s some hashtags to help get you started:

#Multicultural #Art #Theatre #Medieval #Queer #Maps #Canal #LiveArt #Body #Gender #Narrative #18thC #Literature #Philosophy #London #Postcolonialism #Performance #Campus  #BestinBow #Romanticism

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Terms and Conditions

Entries must be made by using the hashtag #SEDstories or using the entry form. You can only enter if you’re a current School of English and Drama at QMUL student or alumnus. Entries must be received by the closing date 31 July 2017 at 17:00 BST extended until Monday 4 September 2017 at 17:00 BST. You can enter as many times as you like and each photo or video will count as one entry. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and you will be notified by email or direct message on social media if you win. Please note that the School of English and Drama reserves the right to use all entries to promote the School on the Queen Mary and SED website, in publications, on School and Queen Mary Social Media accounts with credit of course.

Support SED graduate Scott Roberts’ new book box subscription service, SwiftLit

2016 graduate Scott Roberts is launching an exciting new book subscription box called SwiftLit.

The service delivers newly released works of paperback fiction direct to subscribers doors every month, along with some bookish treats and exclusive items!

On the site, you can register an interest and be automatically entered to win the first box for free when SwiftLit launches in September 2017.

Here is the link to the website: www.swiftlit.co.uk

Instagram: @swiftlituk

Facebook: SwiftLitUK

And Twitter: @SwiftLitUK

For an introduction to Scott and the project see the Instagram caption below.

Intros. Hey everyone! My name is Scott and I am the creator of SwiftLit. I thought I should upload at least one selfie to introduce myself and give a little background on the company. So here goes! . I graduated university after studying English for 3 years and for the past year I’ve been working as a Bookseller. SwiftLit I suppose came about when due to some unfortunate changes in the company I work for, I faced the possibility of losing my job as a Bookseller. This was a job I’d dreamed of for YEARS and I knew that somehow I had to keep bookselling in my life even if the worst happened and I lost my job. So I used that fearful kick to start investigating the launch of my own company and now here we are. . I have thought long and hard about what I want SwiftLit to represent. Below are just a few points that have gone into forming the business so far. . 1️⃣ I want to provide a subscription box that offers great literary fiction to everyone in an accessible way. 2️⃣ I want to communicate the passion I have for books with a wider group of readers. 3️⃣ I want to challenge people to read things they may not have considered picking up before. 4️⃣ I want to create a company that offers individuals the chance to connect over a passion for books and lively debate! . I’m sure in the evolution of this company many things will likely change, but the core points raised above are at the centre of SwiftLit’s ethos and I hope to bring that into everything we do. . Thank you for reading! Coming up I shall be uploading some of my favourite reads to give you all an insight into the kinds of books you can expect in our boxes! . #swiftlit #book #read #bookstagram #bibliophile #booknerd #instabooks #igreads #bookboy #subscriptionbox #bookbox #bookworm

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