We’re launching a programme of 10 unmissable workshops to help you develop your skills to work in the creative and cultural industries. The creative skills project formerly known as DIY HIGH SCHOOL is back for 2019 as DIY LIFE SKILLS.
DIY LIFE SKILLS gives our Queen Mary University of London students and our community vital extra practical skills for working in the creative and cultural industries. These include making videos, photography, tax, CVs, public speaking, social media for work and WordPress/blogging.
DIY LIFE SKILLS is supported by Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. The workshops are free for our students and our local community.
Monday 13 May
9-1pm – Beginners
2-5pm – Intermediate
Take your poster out of word and create stunning visuals for social media headers and print posters.
Tuesday 14 May 2019
9am-1pm: Beginners – Smartphone
2-5pm: Intermediate – Digital SLR
A picture is said to be worth a 1000 words and this is more true than ever in the age of social media. Join us for a day of photography with your smartphone for beginners and DSLR for intermediates.
15 May 2019 – Beginners / 17 May 2019 – Intermediate
Work with professional videographers to plan, film and edit a short film in one day with pros from Signature Pictures. The intermediate workshop will look at more advanced editing techniques and film production.
Wednesday 22 May 2019
WordPress is a professional platform for creating websites and blogs, forget clunky paid for services like Wix and get familiar with customising your site.
Wed, 29 May 2019 / 6-8pm
Social media = jobs & opportunities. Ignore it at your cost. This session will cover moving away from using social for well, ‘social’ purposes and look to how these channels can be used to network and make important career connections.
Wednesday 5 June 2019 / 4-6pm
Perfect your key marketing document: work in small groups to improve your CV with the help of Caroline Lisser and her years of challenging students to tailor their CVs for success.
12 June 2019 / 4-6pm
Stand out from the crowd with a video CV or online portfolio.
17 June 2019 / 6-8pm
Hate speaking in public? Build your confidence with this interactive workshop aiming to enhance your communication competence.
25-26 June 2019 / Various appointment times
Book a 1-2-1 appointment to get a bespoke plan for your needs.
Wed 3 July 2019 / 4-6pm
The most boring subjects imaginable live and in 3D. But seriously, tax can be complicated so come and get this guide for beginners to the world of work.
Please note bookings are provisional and we will aim to ask you to reconfirm your attendance. Please only book for events you can attend. DIY LIFE SKILLS Events could be subject to change or cancellation.