Student Resources for current students!

•April 26, 2012 • Comments Off on Student Resources for current students!

An occasional post to highlight some of the internal resources available to current students…

Please note, you’ll need to be logged in to the Portal intranet to access most of these resources.

Missed any!? Let us know by email at the usual addresses!


The LIS Arts & Media Blog delivers articles and content on the services that Learning and Information Services offer to current students, including this recent post on how to get library books delivered to Kingsway.

Also remember we’re on your social media sites with UCArts at Twitter and Facebook, and the main university accounts also on Twitter and Facebook.

Web Pages

The Performing Arts Department pages offer a wealth of information on how to do accomplish various tasks within the department, from explanations and assistance with Risk Assessing your performances, booking a rehearsal space and How-To Guides covering capturing video footage in the editing suite and getting our sound cards to work.

Very importantly, the Student Support and Guidance pages on the Portal have a wealth of information on how to access help and guidance to assist your studies and relieve stress, such as counselling services, study skills development including drop-in sessions at Kingsway, and many more student welfare resources.



Upcoming Performance – The End!

•February 20, 2012 • Comments Off on Upcoming Performance – The End!
The End

The End

This Wednesday evening, current students and staff of the University can enjoy The End in our 007 Performance Studio.

From the artist’s website:

Inspired by the stage direction from The Winter’s Tale, ‘Exit pursued by a bear’, The End explores endings and exits and asks why we perform and how we will know when to stop.

The End

Wednesday 22nd February

007 Performance Studio, Kingsway, CH2 2LB

£7 Tickets

Final Years students – Please take some

•February 2, 2012 • Comments Off on Final Years students – Please take some

Final Years students – Please take some time to complete the National Student Survey. As a reward for your honest feedback, we’re offering the chance to win 1 of 5 iPads, or £250 vouchers.

We’re updating our Performing Arts intr

•January 4, 2012 • Comments Off on We’re updating our Performing Arts intr

We’re updating our Performing Arts intranet pages with manuals and info on our soft- and hard-ware; what else would you like to see there?

Just a quick reminder, the University wi

•December 21, 2011 • Comments Off on Just a quick reminder, the University wi

Just a quick reminder, the University will be closed after tomorrow (22nd) and will re-open on the 3rd January. Have a great holiday everyone!

Upcoming Event – Forced Entertainment in Manchester!

•October 3, 2011 • Comments Off on Upcoming Event – Forced Entertainment in Manchester!

Void Story - Image Credit Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment

Coming up in November, we are running a coach to Manchester’s Contact Theatre to see Void Story by the renowned Forced Entertainment.

Void Story follows a beleaguered pair of protagonists on a rollercoaster ride through the decimated remains of contemporary culture. Forced Entertainment perform this bleak and comical modern fable as if it were a radio play, sitting at tables, turning the pages of the script, ‘doing’ the requisite voices and adding in sound effects. Simultaneously the stage is dominated by a series of projected images, a storyboard for an impossible movie-version of Tim Etchells’ unsettling text. Somewhere between the live dialogue, the recorded sound effects and the collaged images is where Void Story actually takes place.

The trip is running on the 16th of November, include a post-show discussion, and are just £7 each – bargain!

Tickets can be purchased from our Administrator Wendy Miller, or from Drama Lecturer Dani Abulhawa.

Check out the trailer and book your tickets early!


Upcoming trip – Marat/Sade at the RSC

•September 28, 2011 • Comments Off on Upcoming trip – Marat/Sade at the RSC

Marat/Sade at the RSCIn the first of the Performing Arts department’s trips of the new year, we are running a bus to see Marat/Sade at the RSC.

Tickets are available for Marat/Sade for just £21, a massively reduced rate for the ticket which also includes a pre-show discussion and coach transport!

This offer is open to current students of Performing Arts courses exclusively. Please see our administrator Wendy Miller, or Drama lecturer Dani Abulhawa for tickets!

For more info, watch the trailer here and then book!


19th October

at the RSC