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insight4me Media: Representation in the Media – Curriculum Insights with UEA and Keele University

5th February 2019 @ 13:00 - 14:00




insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12/Year 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how Media is taught.

In this insight4me Media webinar for schools and colleges, two universities, including Keele University and UEA, will have roughly 30 minutes to deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of Representation in the Media, the universities have the freedom to choose their own topic, a topic that links to the A Level curriculum, and use the time to convey the key points of the discussion/debate for the Year 12/Year 13 students. Through the discussion, the universities are encouraged to provide an insight into the teaching and learning experience of this topic at university, and compare and contrast how other subject areas across the Media spectrum might be treated. Students will gain an insight into how these subjects continue beyond the A-level curriculum.

By hearing from 2 unis, students will also appreciate how the further study of Media can vary between institutions, contributing to the depth of their HE research and assisting informed decision making.

Details of the universities and the topics are below.

  • UEA: Miriam Kent will present Media Representation: Why Superheroes Matter – Superheroes are everywhere, but how can we use them to study media? This session provides an overview of key issues in media representation and highlights what superheroes can tell us about society
  • Keele University: Elizabeth Poole will present Media Representation: Understanding #Metoo.  This session provides a way of understanding how #Metoo has been represented in the media and its relationship to post-feminist politics.

Students will have the chance to question each speaker and/or offer their own ideas.

This will be a dynamic, fast paced event with the universities cycling between 2 different virtual rooms. The universities will decide how to manage the time but a rough guide would be a 20 minute talk followed by questions from, and discussion with, the schools.

Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Media.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 3 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Media at university level.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 to 5 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience. In this event there will be three groups of schools taking part increasing the opportunity to participate.

Booking a Place: If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please contact us via email or via the contact form at the top right of this webpage (or at the bottom if you are using a mobile device). Subject to availability we will book a place for you. This is free for schools and colleges.


5th February 2019
13:00 - 14:00
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