In quite a diversion from my normal academic life, next week I’ll be speaking at the NME Flagship LIFEHACKS event at Islington Metalworks in London. The event, in partnership with The University of Salford and Create Jobs is a series of talks and panels designed to help young people kick-start their careers in the creative industries.
Hip-hop artist Loyle Carner and Chelsea footballer Eniola Aluko will headline and I’ll be on the “What I wish I knew at 18” panel with Kanya King (founder of the MOBO Awards) Jonathan Badyal (Head of Communications at Universal Music UK) and Liv Little (Gal-dem), which will focus on giving young adults confidence in terms of starting out in their career, or looking for a career change.
How to effect positive change panel
Josie Naughton (Help Refugees)
Skills to succeed in a digital age panel
Niran Vinod (Instagram)
Lauren Thomas (General Assembly
Ibrahim Kamara (GUAP)
Lyndon Saunders (University of Salford)
What I wish I knew at 18 panel
Jonathan Badyal (Universal Music UK)
Dr Kirsty Fairclough (University of Salford)
Kanya King (MOBO Awards)
Liv Little (gal-dem)
For tickets and booking information follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nme-lifehacks-islington-metal-works-london-tickets-38271979521