Throughout your academic course there will be a number of events that you will be invited to. Some of these will be compulsory as part of your course and some will be events that are useful in order for you to meet people to enable you to make it in the industry.
Northern Student Scriptwriters Conference 2009
In March 2009, the University of Bolton joined forces with the University of Huddersfield to host a two day conference for new writers, undergraduates and postgraduates. This was for the writers to learn about the industry and participate in workshops and garner advice from successfully established writers. The conference featured Willy Russell, Debbie Horsfield (Cutting it, True Dare Kiss), Andrew Critchley (Red Productions), Marc Boothe (B3 Media), Katherine Beacon (BBC Writer's Room) Sue Teddern (BBC Radio writer), Colin Teevan (playwright 'How many miles to Basra'?), Sue Roberts and Gary Brown from BBC Radio Drama.
In 2010, we intend to run a similar programme with a range of writers from TV, Film, Theatre and Radio. Look on Latest News for more details.
An Audience With...Paul Abbott
The first event for the 2008/09 academic year was an Audience With...Paul Abbott that took place on Tuesday 14th October 2008. We were delighted to have Paul give up time out of his busy schedule to talk exclusively to Bolton students and staff about his writing career.
Events for 2009/2010
Notifications about the events for the 2009/2010 academic year will be sent via your University of Bolton email address and posted on the facebook group for Media, Writing and Production.