Graduate Show brings out the best at LSS

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People gather for the start of the 2017 Liverpool Screen School Graduate Show. Pic © JMU Journalism

An array of varied and talented students demonstrated their best work at the third annual Liverpool Screen School Graduate Show tonight.

The Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production programmes were all represented, with poetry readings, dramatic displays and movie screenings among the treats on offer.

LSS Director, Rachel McLean, opened the proceedings with a speech to welcome guests, reflecting on LJMU’s recent success as being named University of the Year at the Educate North Awards 2017, before inviting people to check out the main attractions.

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  1. Sheffield
  2. Strathclyde
  3. Oxford Brookes
  4. Kingston
  5. Cardiff
  6. Liverpool John Moores
  7. Nottingham Trent
  8. Robert Gordon (Aberdeen)
  9. Coventry
  10. Sussex

Rachel said: “I feel really proud that we have built an academic community where staff and students work together to produce such wonderful work, and this is a really good opportunity to showcase that to future employers.”

The Journalism department had additional cause for celebration as our course was ranked sixth in the UK – up two places from last year, and rated the best in the North West – in the latest Guardian University Guide 2018 league tables, which were released this week.

Programme Leader, Jackie Newton, said: “I’m delighted by this result, which I think reflects the quality of the course and the hard work and enthusiasm of the staff. I’m proud to lead a department full of people who are always ready to go the extra mile for students and for excellence.

“It’s an emotional occasion coming to the end of any academic year, but we wish our graduates all the best as they head off, hopefully into exciting times in the future.”

Student Tom Begbie, who showed off his final project documentary about Safe Standing at football matches, said: “It’s been a fantastic experience and the documentary has taken me across Europe and the UK. To see the end product is a nice way to top off life in education.”

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