CMC empowering students

Posted on: Sunday 01 July 2012 12:27pm

Among the many volunteers who make the CMC possible are around 50 students, whom the CMC is committed to helping in return for their time.

They have their own briefing session on Tuesday with key industry figures giving information on how to get into the variety of sectors within children’s media.

Also this year every student volunteer will be given their own set of business cards. So if you are approached by one of the students wanting to network please take some time to offer advice.

Becky Coe is one of those students. A first time volunteer at the CMC, Becky will be a runner for the blogging team, and has sent this blog to introduce herself.

Greetings, I’m Becky

I’m new to the conference blogging this year, so it’s time to straighten my monocle and keep up with the flow. I’ve lived in Sheffield my 24 long years as well as studying here, and I constantly discover new great things about the place.

Cupcakes and chocolate shops aside, this year’s revelation, manifesting from a university project, was that I enjoy dreaming up picture books, and lo and behold a conference all about children’s media is held every year right here in my own city!

This year I am graduating, so I am one of those lucky fellows who must join all those voices out there asking, “what do I want to do with my life,” so here I go. Summer (if England can partake in such a thing) will no doubt be fleeting, but I am set on completing the illustrations for my picture book by the end of it. I can’t wait to get into the thick of things and meet the up and coming participants of this years children’s media world – especially the writers!

See you all at the conference!



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