Speech Bubble Co-Ordinator 2021/22

Applications now open to organise our next Speech Bubble events.

Do you love poetry? Would you like to gain valuable event management skills? Would you like to bring your favourite poets to Loughborough and get paid for it? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then you could be our next Speech Bubble Co-ordinator!

Speech Bubble is our performance poetry night held in the students' union, combining a headline professional poet(s) with an open mic slot for students. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and organised student to be the new Speech Bubble Co-ordinator for 2021/22. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery and promotion of two Speech Bubble events in the autumn term (2021) and spring term (2022). They will receive organisational support from the LU Arts team and from Kerry Featherstone, lecturer in Creative Writing.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in event management, marketing and arts administration.

The role is open to all students (UG and PG) from the East Midlands and London campus.* You can apply individually or to share the role with one other. You don’t need any prior experience but what you do need to demonstrate is lots of enthusiasm for the role and ideas for how you would take it forward and ensure that it is a success.

LU Arts is committed to inclusivity and representing the student community we serve. We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds.

The successful candidate will receive a fee of £400 to organise the two events.

For more information on the role and how to apply, download the application form below. For informal enquiries and questions please email LUArts@lboro.ac.uk. 

Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 11 October 2021

* London students would need to travel to Loughborough to host the two events. The cost of travel would be covered by LU Arts. 


We want this opportunity to be accessible to all students. To support this, we will accept applications in different formats e.g. audio, large print, if this is more appropriate for you. If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues in advance of applying or need further support, then please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk or call 01509 222948.