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“Let your passion shine through” – PR professionals underline importance of passion and tenacity to help talent break into the industry

Last week, we were privileged to host a Masterclass on how to access and navigate the PR industry with Creative Access Alum and associate director of healthcare communications MHP, Jaber Mohamed, Shereene Witter, vice president, communications at NBCUniversal International Studios and Yinka Akindele, vice president, communications at ViacomCBS UK and chaired by our own director […]

Creative Access alumni deliver special music industry masterclass

For our October Masterclass, we were proud to host three of our Creative Access alumni who delivered an exciting and insightful session discussing their careers so far in the music industry, their advice on how to stand out and how to make connections.   Our chair Kyle George is a Brand Partnerships Co-ordinator at Warner Music UK, connecting brands like 1800 Tequila with artists such as Ed Sheeran […]

ITV’s Talent shares insight into all things Television

Four creative professionals working for ITV came together to share their journeys through the television industry and their top tips on how to make yourself stand out from the rest in our September masterclass. The Creative Access community joined to watch Creative Access alumni, Raine Beckford and Mica Rowe, talk with Sonny Hanley, and David […]

Curation experts give inspiring Masterclass

We were proud to host a Masterclass with our very own April Brown chairing a conversation with curator and Director of The Chisenhale Gallery, Dr Zoé Whitley. Both April and Zoé have extensive experience in the arts and shared their insights into breaking into the industry. They emphasised the importance of staying authentic to yourself, […]

Animation hopefuls urged to ‘harness uniqueness’ in moving Aardman Masterclass

We were delighted to be joined by Mark Simon Hewis from the world-famous, four-time Academy Award-winning animators, Aardman Animations in a Masterclass chaired by former CA alumnus Mohamed Orekan, now at Lighthouse Films. Their illuminating conversation spanned from discussing their respective careers, and advice on breaking into animation to how the industry is adapting to […]

Publishing pros give top tips to get into the industry in engaging Masterclass

We know so many of you want to get your foot in the door of the publishing world, so we assembled a fantastic panel for our latest Masterclass from The Bookseller’s Publisher of the Year, Orion Books, to give you all the advice needed to stand out from the crowd. Chaired by Creative Access alumna […]

“To make a difference, show up and be your brilliant best” – staff from MIF speak festivals at Masterclass

The team behind the Manchester International Festival (MIF) shared their varied career journeys as well as insights into working on major events with our community in our latest industry Masterclass.  Ebony Montague chaired the discussion. Ebony joined MIF in 2019 in the role of HR Administrator, having previously worked in a call centre environment. Working […]

Experts from The Guardian discuss advertising and journalism in absorbing Masterclass

Four creative professionals working for The Guardian across advertising and journalism shared their career journeys with the Creative Access community in a wide-ranging Masterclass chaired by Creative Access alumna Jacqueline Otagburuagu. Adam Foley, Director of Advertising, UK, spoke about his journey from a small town in Devon to The Guardian, via a range of roles […]

“Your voice is your everything” – Kwame Kwei-Armah delivers inspiring theatre Masterclass

In the week where it was announced that theatres in England might reopen by mid-May, we were delighted to have our minds opened in a Theatre Masterclass during which Kwame Kwei-Armah, the Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theatre, joined Creative Access alumna Olivia Nwabali for an engrossing evening of conversation that flitted effortlessly between […]

“Demonstrate that you keep up to date with digital” – advice from top digital marketing gurus

To kick off our first Masterclass of 2021, we were joined by James Dale (Managing Director) and Benji Haigh (Head of Client Services) from Sine Digital, a digital marketing agency specialising in entertainment, leisure, and fashion. James and Benji gave listeners a whirlwind tour of the rise of social media and of future digital trends. […]

“It’s a very optimistic time to be looking at publishing as a career” – inspiring words for #workinpublishing week

To mark this year’s #workinpublishing week, we were thrilled to be joined by Stephen Page (Creative Access Board Chair and CEO of Faber & Faber) and Silé Edwards (CA alum and an Agent at Mushens Entertainment) for our lastest masterclass. We could not think of a better way to brighten the gloomy November afternoons! Creative […]

“It’s important to not lose your compass or lose who you are.” – an evening with BAFTA award winning script developers

This month we were joined by Sarah Brown (Creative Director, Drama) and Claire Armspach (Head of Drama Development) from STV Studios – a leading independent television production company – for a deep dive into Drama Script Development. Sarah and Claire worked on the script development of the BAFTA-winning drama Elizabeth is Missing. During the masterclass, they […]

“You’ve got to be in it to win it” – an evening with top audio professionals

We were thrilled to partner with Radiocentre – the industry body for commercial radio – for the fifth time, but the first time in a virtual world!  The event was hosted by radio and TV legend, Margherita Taylor. She was joined by KISS FM’s AJ King, BBC Asian Network’s Pria Rai and Podcast producer and […]

“Out of adversity comes opportunity” … inspiring words from Satmohan Panesar

This week we were be joined for our Thursday Thoughts session by Satmohan Panesar, ITV Commissioning Editor of Factual Entertainment and Bradley Cumberbatch, Creative Access alumni and Senior Producer and Director of Celebrity Gogglebox. Sat began by introducing his role commissioning shows on channels including ITVBe and ITV4, which he has done for the past […]

“If you persevere, you will win” – a Q&A with Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi

For this week’s masterclass, we were delighted to be joined by Yasmin Qureshi, MP for Bolton South East and Shadow International Development Minister, who was interviewed by Communities Reporter and CA alumni Sabbiyah Pervez. Beginning with an insight into the early foundations of her life, Yasmin spoke about the inspirations and motivations behind her political […]

“Where you come from shouldn’t be a factor. Fairness is desperately important” says Robert Peston

Robert Peston is ITV News’ political editor and presenter of the politics show Peston. A journalist, presenter and writer, he has published four books and won over thirty awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year from the Royal Television Society. As part of his work making the creative […]

“You have to fight for the right to be you. Don’t try to modify who you are to fit in” – inspiring words from Ade Adepitan

For this week’s Thursday Thoughts, we were thrilled to be joined by British television presenter, children’s author and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan and Raj Sandhu, Westminster Correspondent for BBC Scotland. An international athlete (his team won the bronze and gold medal at the Paralympics), Ade then made his debut on the screen presenting the […]

“A fantastic story for the whole country to hear and to see” – Q&A with the cast and crew of Sitting in Limbo

We were thrilled to be joined by the team behind the new standalone BBC drama Sitting in Limbo for this week’s Thursday Thoughts session. Written by novelist Stephen S. Thompson, the drama is based on the experiences of his brother Anthony Bryan who was wrongfully detained by the Home Office and threatened with deportation. This […]

“Arts and culture transforms my ability to understand myself and others” – a dazzling theatre Q&A

Q&A with Yamin Choudhury and Stephenson Ardern-Sodje We were delighted to be joined by Yamin Choudhury and Stephen Ardern-Sodje for this week’s Thursday Thoughts on theatre! Yamin is Artistic Director of Hackney Empire, a renowned theatre that has seen a score of talent come through its doors over its one-hundred-and-twenty-year history. Yamin first joined the […]

“Creativity is the first thing that comes out of crisis and chaos” – wise words from Jonny Geller

Every fortnight, we hold a discussion with leading figures in the creative industries, each one hosted by a former Creative Access trainee. Yesterday we were thrilled to be joined by Jonny Geller and Cameron Myers. Jonny is CEO of Original Talent and Chairman of Curtis Brown Literary & Talent Agency which represents actors, presenters, authors, playwrights and directors […]

“Make the art that you yourself want to read and see” – an Oscar worthy Q&A

From Spike Lee, to Martin Scorsese… we were thrilled to host a Q&A between Times journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera and award-winning writer, producer and director Asif Kapadia on all things film… Hosted on the 17th floor of News UK, yesterday’s masterclass boasted beautiful views of the city and a night of illuminating advice. Sathnam’s insightful […]

“You are the value. You are the talent. You are important.” – Our best ever showcase…

What a night! Not only did our new Chair take up the reigns, but for the first time ever our annual showcase was hosted by a panel of superstar Creative Access alumni; a huge reflection on all we have achieved since setting up; that our community are rising to senior levels and become stellar ambassadors for […]

Brighton rocks for our inaugural publishing masterclass of 2020

Creative Access hit the road for the first 2020 event in partnership with The Publishers Association. Aimed at encouraging under-represented audiences to pursue a career in publishing, we were thrilled to be hosted by University of Brighton in the Sallis Benney theatre… With a 100 strong audience of wannabe publishers, our panel kicked off by talking […]

“There’s a great deal more to us than the place we are from and the languages we speak” – Inspiring words from the panel at ITN

The first masterclass of the year was held at the award-winning news and media powerhouse ITN. Put together by the brilliant former Creative Access alumna Hila May, the event offered a unique insight into the world of broadcast journalism The legendary Jon Snow kicked off last night’s masterclass, making an appearance to give an inspiring […]

Creative Access celebrates 2019 with our annual awards ceremony…

On Monday 16th December, Creative Access celebrated the end of 2019 with our annual awards ceremony. This year has been a brilliant year for us with a raft of incredible masterclasses and events; dozens of fabulous new media partners and of course our interns and alumni continuing to achieve great things. It’s always difficult to […]

“Your network is your net worth”; wise words from the gurus at LinkedIn

Creative Access celebrated the end of a brilliant year at our final masterclass of 2019. Hosted by LinkedIn, we learnt all about the professional networking service and the inspiring people behind it… We were introduced to the world of LinkedIn by Josh Graff, LinkedIn UK Country Manager & VP EMEA & LATAM, who spoke about the […]

“Lift as we rise”; musings from the masters at Facebook / Instagram

This month’s masterclass was held at social media titans Facebook in their London HQ. Chaired by Creative Access non-exec director Ajoy Roy-Chowdhury, the panel imparted wisdom that left all of us feeling inspired… First up was Annie Lawrence, Solutions Engineering Apprentice at Facebook, who talked about her journey in securing her apprenticeship. “Practical and people […]

From Skepta to Dua Lipa; behind the scenes at Warner Music…

Want to know all the ins and outs of the music industry? Everything from signing a new artist to matching them up with a prolific brand, we have covered it all… This month’s masterclass saw us return to High Street Kensington to the fabulous offices of Warner Music. Adenike Derrick, Label Manager at ADA Records, opened […]

Authenticity, organisation & integrity; radio wisdom in MediaCity…

We didn’t think we could top our radio masterclass in London, but our Salford radio enthusiasts certainly gave it a run for its money… Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, opened the evening for us with a message on the importance of emerging talent in radio and how we must nurture […]

Navigating change in television with ITV Studios

We’re back from our summer holidays with another cracking masterclass, this time, based in our home, ITV Studios! More than a hundred young people gathered in Waterhouse Square to listen to a top panel of experts talking all things television… There was certainly a buzz in the air as the audience was treated to an […]

We are live on air…with our Manchester Radio Masterclass!

Got a good face for radio?  This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn how to get your foot in the door! Get ready to head to Salford for an evening full of expert advice, tips and tricks from industry specialists … Off the back of our radio masterclass in London earlier this year, we’re delighted […]

Publishing Masterclass in Leicester announced for 2nd October…

Love books? Not sure how to create a career out of it? Live in the Midlands? If the answer is yes to the above questions, then you’re in luck… Sign up for an evening of inspiration, information and networking with the Publishers Association and leading industry professionals to learn all about how you can turn your […]

Finding Your Feet with the Financial Times

For this month’s masterclass, we were hosted by a crack team from the Financial Times, in their fabulous new offices in Bracken House We were greeted by a wonderful FT panel consisting of Robin Kwong, Pricilla Baffour, Madhumita Murgia, Kay Josiah, Mariam Lolavar, chaired by Abbie Scott. To hear some of their words of wisdom, carry on reading… Abbie […]

A careers speed dating session at Twitter HQ

At the heart of the Twittersphere, this month’s masterclass saw the Creative Access community gathered at Twitter HQ for a ‘speed dating’ session with a host of leading industry professionals We were joined by nine experienced creatives with bundles of knowledge ready to bestow on our interns and alumni. The room – packed to the […]

An animated evening for a Publishing Masterclass in Bristol…

Creative Access hit the road for the first of three events in partnership with The Publishers Association. Aimed at encouraging under-represented audiences to pursue a career in publishing, we were thrilled to be hosted by Aardman Animations in Bristol for our first Publishing Masterclass of the year… Set in the offices of the Academy Award winning […]

Under the Hammer at Sotheby’s…

There’s a first time for everything, and this month’s masterclass saw Creative Access’s head to the prestigious offices of global auction house, Sotheby’s. We were joined by a panel of Sotheby’s own professionals; from jewellery experts to client developers, who showed us that there is really more to auction houses than meets the eye. Set […]

Dancing towards our goals – a Masterclass at Rambert

Straight from their HQ at Southbank, March’s Masterclass had us visiting the contemporary art company, Rambert.  We were thrilled to be hosted in the beautiful Rambert building, home to Britain’s oldest dance company. The panel for the night included a range of industry professionals who make the magic happen both behind the scenes and on […]

From the Royal Exchange to the Barbershop – a theatre masterclass in Manchester…

Last night saw a group of CA interns, alumni, and local University students make their way to the iconic Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester to get an insight into the world of theatre from some of the industries leading luminaries.           The panel was chaired by our wonderful former Creative Access […]

Lucky number seven! ‘Be fearless’ say the industry gurus at our Channel 4 showcase

It may be Valentine’s Day but we’re still dreaming about last night’s fabulous Creative Access Showcase, held at Channel 4 HQ for the seventh consecutive year The event saw industry professionals gather with a full house of over 200 eager young creatives, ready to pick their brains in how to make it in their chosen […]

It’s snowy down South, but it’s sunny in Glasgow…

Today we were thrilled to hold our first ever Scottish Creative Industry Showcase in the Chapel on the beautiful old campus at the University of Glasgow. The event was attended by students from around the City including the Glasgow School of Art, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Caledonian University. We had a phenomenal panel […]

Radio is the Masterclass ‘Tune of the Month’, live from BBC’s Radio Theatre

Kicking off our first masterclass of the year was our star-studded panel live from the BBC’s iconic radio theatre, talking all things radio; showing us just where a little ‘grafting’ can get you… Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, took to the stage with Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1, 1Xtra and […]

Celebrations at the annual Creative Access festive awards…

Our annual festive party took place last night at our friends and partners, Bloomsbury Publishing. This has been a fantastic year for Creative Access, so what better way to celebrate our success than with the wonderful people who have helped Creative Access grow? The room was filled with our talented interns – both past and present […]

‘I’m really bloody ordinary’ – identity, prejudice and race in the workplace

Our November masterclass saw over 90 folk gather in the cosy conservatory of Bloomsbury Books UK, for a talk on what it means to be British, by a very British Man; Kamal Ahmed. From student newspaper to Editorial Director of News at the BBC, Kamal Ahmed talks about his route to journalism – spoke in […]

Steps towards a House of Diversity

A perfect setting for our autumnal masterclass – this month’s event saw Creative Access interns and alumni gathered in the Palace of Westminster to speak to a cross-party group of MPs and Lords on all things politics and diversity. Hosted by Baroness Margaret McDonagh, former Leader of the House of Commons, the panel gave us a valuable […]

A Black or Brown face in a very white place – an audience with Tomi Adeyemi

Current and former Creative Access interns arrived en masse for our August masterclass last night. Hosted by leading book publishers Pan Macmillan, we were privileged to have an evening with  New York Times Bestselling Author of ‘Children of Blood and Bone’, Tomi Adeyemi. Tomi kicked off the evening with her thoughts on how ‘British” Love […]

Creative Access hits the streets of Weatherfield for Northern Masterclass

Last night saw our Creative Access interns and alumni based in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester head to Media City, Salford for an inspirational evening on the set of ITV’s iconic Coronation Street. We kicked of with a wander through the legendary streets of Weatherfield and a quick chat with some cast members including Steve McDonald […]

Clickbait, content and competence – themes from a broadcasting masterclass

An audience of more than 100 young people assembled last night at the Curzon Bloomsbury for a brilliant masterclass hosted by leading media organisation, ITN, focusing on the world of news broadcasting.                 Channel 4 News Presenter, Krishnan Guru-Murthy chaired the panel and kicked off the evening by talking about […]

From Snoop Dogg to Stormzy – a night at Warner Music UK…

Last night saw a phenomenal panel of top music gurus assemble at the incredible offices of Warner Music UK in High Street Kensington for our May masterclasses. Hosted by the inspirational Alec Boateng (or Twin B), the panel told the audience about their career paths, their work highs and lows and their secrets of success. […]

Creative Access En Pointe for March 2018 Masterclass

Last night we held our March workshop at touring contemporary dance company Rambert. Approximately 50 young people, made up from Creative Access interns and alumni, came along to hear from a fantastic panel of Rambert staff, with panelists ranging from dancers to archivists. We were thrilled to be in the beautiful Rambert building, hearing from one […]

Wise words on advertising from AMV BBDO & Primesight gurus…

Creative Access was lucky enough to be welcomed into the world of advertising for our latest masterclass hosted at the UK’s largest advertising agency, AMV BDDO. Our first two speakers, both Account Managers at AMV BDDO, Jean-Luc Gentilli and Vanessa Wise, both spoke of their experience coming into the advertising industry. The pair described their […]

An evening of reflection and self care at the Wellcome Trust

In a departure from our normal masterclasses, this month we decided to focus on looking after ourselves; with an evening of mental health awareness and a first aid tool kit, hosted in the beautiful offices of the Wellcome Trust in Euston. Sarah Mason, Project Coordinator, Mental Health First Aid and Environmental Sustainability, at the Wellcome Trust kicked off […]

An insight into the world of TV for our July masterclass

This month’s masterclass saw us focus on the world of television. Hosted in the fabulous offices of top law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, the evening kicked off with Dawn Beresford, Talent Executive at independent production companies CPL Productions and Arrow Media talking about her route into the industry. She said: “Work with people you respect […]

Radio Masterclass at BBC’s iconic Radio Theatre

In this month’s masterclass, our interns were taken to the famous BBC Radio Theatre, where a panel of inspiring producers and DJ’s delved into the ins-and-outs of how to break into the word of radio. For the second year running, the lucky Creative Access interns were treated to an evening of wise words, humour and […]

News UK host a lively evening of debate about #RealNews

Topical, engaging and coloured with a whole range of different views, Creative Access’ April Masterclass took place at News UK – the newspaper conglomerate that plays host to The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times at its lush, 17-storey office block that was opened next to The Shard in 2014. Led by a panel […]

Penguin Random House host colourful March masterclass

Our March masterclass was hosted by the UK’s largest publishing house, Penguin Random House, at their beautiful offices on the Strand overlooking the Thames. First up was former actress, Morwenna Loughman, who spoke about her role as a non-fiction editor at Ebury. She said “being an editor is incredibly proactive and you have to make […]

Google give Creative Access a lovely welcome for Valentine’s Day masterclass

Chaired by Google’s Abi Gyimah and Janay Sor, we were also joined by an inspirational panel of Google staff – Chuck Stephens (Diversity Lead), Will Usdin (Brand Marketing Manager) and Hana Tanimura (Senior Designer). The session covered the company’s diversity, marketing and digital education strategies and gave us a detailed insight into how one of the […]

Tower of London host our first Masterclass of 2017

Last night we were given a taste of history as we gathered at the historic Tower of London for our first masterclass of 2017. We were thrilled to be accommodated at such an iconic building and for the first time, to be focusing on museums, galleries and curation. We were joined by a phenomenal panel of speakers and staff of Historic Royal Palaces – […]

National Theatre host a second Creative Access Masterclass

Following the huge success of their event in 2015, on 9th November 2016 the National Theatre hosted their second Creative Access masterclass. The evening was hosted by Martin Prendergast, Director of Communications and we were joined by a panel of industry experts; Rufus Norris, Charlotte Bevan,Emily Lim, and Rishi Coupland. Rufus Norris, the Artistic Director at […]

Lenny Henry speaks at Creative Access masterclass 6th October 2016

Last night we were privileged to have the esteemed ITV London newsreader Ronke Phillips interview Sir Lenny Henry CBE at the offices of leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Lenny kicked off the evening by going back to his childhood in Dudley and telling the audience how he made his first foray into performing by […]

An audience with award-winning author Malorie Blackman, at Creative Access Masterclass

Last night we were privileged to have the award-winning author Malorie Blackman OBE join us for an entertaining, thought-provoking and hugely inspirational September masterclass. Claudia-Liza Armah, a TV Presenter and journalist on Sky News and This Morning, interviewed Malorie in front of a 150-strong audience in the fabulous Wellcome Trust building in Euston. Malorie began […]

Creative Access interns talk TV with industry experts at ITV Masterclass

On Tuesday 9th August, we gathered with our interns and alumni at ITV Studios for the latest event in our fabulous Masterclass series, this time based on the television industry. We were joined by an inspiring panel of industry experts: Angela Jain, Andi Peters, Satmohan Panesar and Andrew Mackenzie. Interestingly, these four senior level speakers, although […]

MPs & Creative Access interns discuss politics & diversity at House of Commons masterclass

After the fall out over Brexit, it couldn’t be a more relevant time to visit the House of Commons in Westminster again for a Creative Access masterclass on Politics. The evening was hosted by Baroness Margaret McDonagh, with a panel of speakers: Conservative MPs, Helen Grant, Alan Mak, James Cleverly and Labour MP Dr.Rupa Huq. […]

Hachette welcome Creative Access for a wonderful masterclass on book publishing

Last night Creative Access interns and alumni received a comprehensive masterclass from the publishing powerhouse, Hachette. We were welcomed into their beautiful offices overlooking the Thames, where we were surrounded by books, books and more books – no surprise really given that they publish over 8,000 books a year! We were welcomed by Hachette’s HR Director, Dominic Mahony […]

AMV BBDO give interns an amazing insight into advertising at our masterclass

Last night Creative Access interns were given an amazing insight into the world of advertising by the team at AMV BBDO. We were given a warm welcome by HR Director Kelly Knight and Laura Yeoman, HR Advisor.  They both shared how delighted they were to be hosting the masterclass and to be given the opportunity […]

Twitter roll out the red carpet for the latest Creative Access masterclass

Last night Creative Access were privileged to attend a Masterclass on the world of social media from the industry vanguards Twitter. A panel of senior Twitter personnel were there to provide a unique insight into the Twittersphere by talking about every thing from their recently introduced feature, moments, to the future of the social media platform. Moments […]

Creative Access host another phenomenal masterclass at BBC Radio Theatre

Last night, Creative Access held another phenomenal masterclass at the BBC’s iconic Radio theatre, hosted jointly by the trade body for commercial radio companies in the UK, the RadioCentre, and the BBC. As usual, the evening included a fantastic panel of speakers who discussed the different opportunities in the radio sector and offered our interns […]

Google host another amazing Creative Access masterclass

Over 200 interns came together last night for a truly fantastic masterclass at the headquarters of technology powerhouse, Google. Their trendy offices spurred on plenty of selfies which aptly led to the evening’s subject topic on YouTube. The Masterclass covered everything from content planning and citizen journalism to the importance of collaboration and embracing competition. The panel, all […]

Creative Access kick 2016 off with a bang with an amazing News UK masterclass

Creative Access kicked off 2016 in style with a masterclass about the newspaper industry at News UK’s stunning offices opposite The Shard. With over 150 interns and alumni in attendance and an outstanding panel of journalists and leading industry figures, the evening was the perfect opportunity to network with the sector’s best and discover more […]

Creative Access host another great masterclass at the BBC

Creative Access hosted our penultimate masterclass of 2015 with a fantastic networking session at the BBC. Over 150 current interns, alumni and BBC industry figures attended the event. It was also an opportunity for the BBC to honour the achievements of the 20 interns who have just completed internships across the BBC. The BBC’s Director General, […]

Fantastic turn out for our latest masterclass at the National Theatre

Last night, Creative Access was honoured to host our October masterclass at the world renowned, National Theatre. With well over 125 interns in attendance, the session gave a comprehensive insight into the theatre sector. Our fantastic panel were on hand to offer our interns amazing advice on everything from the origins of theatre, through to […]

Creative Access host a fantastic masterclass on ethics and the media

Creative Access Autumn masterclasses kicked off with a brilliant session on ethics and the media, which was hosted by the law firm Osborne Clarke. In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the phone hacking trials and the uncovering of the MP expenses scandal, the way in which the media obtains and reports stories has become an […]

Creative Access host a fantastic masterclass on networking at ITV Studios

Last night, Creative Access were delighted to host a masterclass on networking at ITV Studios. With well over 100 interns in attendance it was a lively event. The session was facilitated by the fantastic Mia Costello. The evening was designed to encourage our interns to utilise the power of networking and expand their own professional connections […]

Fantastic turn out for June’s Politics and the Media masterclass at House of Commons

Creative Access were honoured to host our June masterclass at the spectacular House of Commons in Westminster. The session on Politics and the Media attracted over 130 current interns and alumni and our fantastic panel of speakers were on hand to provide inspiring words of wisdom. Baroness Margaret McDonagh hosted the evening and kicked off the session by […]

Creative Access host a wonderful masterclass with Lord David Puttnam, Sir William Sargent and Andrew Eaton

Last night, Creative Access hosted an amazing masterclass on the film industry at ITV studios. We were delighted to welcome our growing network of Creative Access interns and alumni with over 130 people in attendance. Our experienced panel were on hand to give the interns a valuable insight into the film industry and offer some fantastic advice. […]

Creative Access host a wonderful masterclass on advertising at BBH

Last night, Creative Access hosted a fantastic masterclass at the advertising agency BBH. As usual, we were joined by our growing network of Creative Access interns and alumni. BBH’s Business Lead and partner, Paul Matuszczyk, hosted the evening and gave us a comprehensive insight into the world of advertising. Paul started off with an overview […]

Creative Access host a fantastic masterclass at Viacom

Last night, Creative Access hosted another brilliant masterclass at Viacom, home to some of the world’s most iconic media brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and Paramount. As usual, we were joined by our ever growing network of Creative Access interns along with a number of alumni. We were delighted to have MTV News presenter, Becca Dudley, as […]

Creative Access host first masterclass of 2015 at Google HQ

Last night we were thrilled to host our first masterclass of 2015 at Google’s London HQ. It was a fantastic evening with over 140 current interns and alumni in attendance. As well as hearing about the work of Google’s Creative Lab there was a chance for our interns to network with the Creative Lab team. […]

Creative Access Christmas Masterclass & End of Year Awards 2014

Yesterday, we were delighted to host another fantastic masterclass at our offices in Freuds. And with it being Christmas and our final session of 2014, we thought we’d take the festive opportunity to invite all of the wonderful people who have helped Creative Access grow from strength to strength. From our bright and enthusiastic interns, […]

Creative Access host another successful masterclass at Hearst

Last night, we hosted our latest masterclass session at Hearst publishers. The aim of the evening was to give our interns the chance to meet their peers and network with our panel of creative industry professionals. The panel included the Women’s Health Editor, Farrah Storr, Hearst Publisher, Duncan Chater (Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Runner’s […]

Another Fantastic Creative Access Masterclass at The Telegraph – October 2014

Last night, we were delighted to host our latest Masterclass at The Telegraph. It was a truly inspiring evening where our fantastic panel of journalists discussed some of the most challenging issues the industry currently faces. The panel included the wonderful Sathnam Sanghera from The Times who was on hand to host the panel, former […]

Donmar Warehouse Masterclass

After a summer break, the Creative Access Masterclasses came back in full swing, with a brilliant event at the Donmar Warehouse. Our September Masterclass was an insightful event into the multifaceted world of theatre. Our speakers gave our interns advice on how to make it in the creative industries and the importance of collaborative working. […]

House of Lords Masterclass

Hosted at the House of lords, our July Masterclass was an inspiring event and gave a great insight into the world of politics, entrepreneurism and film.   A big thank you to our speakers on the night: Baroness Margaret McDonagh – Labour Peer, member of the Creative Access Advisory Board, former General Secretary of the Labour […]

BBC News Journalism Masterclass

Creative Access was delighted to host an event for budding news journalists at the BBC in London on Thursday 5 June 2014. Led by Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC, James Harding, we were joined by 30 members of the local, national and international news teams from the BBC’s radio, television and […]

Ethics and the Media Masterclass

Hosted at the BBC’s Old Broadcasting House, our May Masterclass was an insightful event focused on the subjective nature of ethics, in the journalism and broadcast. A big thank you to our speakers on the night: • Aaqil Ahmed – Head of Religion and Ethics, BBC • Prash Naik – Head of Legal & Compliance, […]

Random House Masterclass

Penguin Random House held a brilliant Masterclass last night leaving our interns inspired, learning first hand about the future of publishing and how exciting and varied the industry is. A big thank you to our speakers on the night: •Tom Weldon, Chief Executive Penguin Random House UK •Layla West, Digital Engagement Director, Penguin •Jack Fogg, […]