Employability and Enterprise

In today’s employer marketplace the ability to be creative is increasingly important. LU Arts aims to provide you with skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.

We offer a range of activities that are not only fun but also provide you with additional skills and knowledge, and help you to think creatively.

We also aim to help those students with existing creative skills by supporting them in monetising their skills through running workshops and selling artworks.

You don’t need to be creative to have a go at one of our LU Arts events. We offer something for everyone, with beginner level, one-off workshops to longer term courses and support. Any engagement with the LU Arts offer is sure to add value to your CV, so go on, give the arts a try.

Speech Bubble Co-ordinator

Speech Bubble is LU Arts’ performance poetry event that combines student spoken word performances with that of a professional poet. Each year we appoint a student with an interest in event organisation and a passion for performance poetry to deliver two events.

What is the role?

The Speech Bubble Co-ordinator is responsible for programming and marketing the events and liaising with LSU Tech over the technical requirements. The successful student will receive mentoring and practical support from Kerry Featherstone, Lecturer in Creative Writing, and the LU Arts team. There are two events, which normally happen in early December and mid-March. 

What do you get in return?

A £400 fee to organise and successfully deliver the two events. You will gain valuable skills in event organisation and marketing that will support your employability. It is also a lot of fun and hopefully you get to invite your favourite poet to the event. If you are a Loughborough London student, then your travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel to Loughborough associated with this role.

How do I apply? 

If you would like to be considered for this role then please download and complete the application form below and return it via email to luarts@lboro.ac.uk by Monday 12 October at 5pm