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Message from the Chair of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network

Date posted: 09/11/2008

Hello to all Our Members and Future Members!

We do hope your new academic year has started off with a bang and you are ready to avail yourselves of the many services we have to offer this year. For those of you new to the Postgraduate Network, our aim is to bring together postgraduate students in media, communication and cultural studies from different intellectual traditions and cultural backgrounds to form research, teaching and learning networks and also to ensure peer support. We are supported by the Art Design Media Higher Education Academy Subject Centre (ADM-HEA), which works to support us and also to enhance learning and teaching in higher education.

We are hosting several events this year, the details of which can be found on our website:

And a note to definitely put in your diaries, our Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference, the ONLY PG media conference in the UK, at Bangor University on the 8th and 9th of July, 2009. Additionally, all papers presented at the conference will have the opportunity to be published in our own online peer-reviewed journal!

Not only will you have the opportunity to interact with many future employers and publishers at the PGN conference, but you will also meet many more at the main MeCCSA conference, hosted by Bradford University this coming January.  MeCCSA is taking early bird registrations for the conference now through 7 November, 2008 and standard registration by 5 December, 2008.

If you are not already a member of MeCCSA PGN, you SHOULD be! Membership is FREE!!! All you have to do is send your e-mail with subscribe in the subject line to our Communications Director, Yemisi Ogunleye at: She will add you to our mailing list, and in return you will receive weekly job posts, post-doctoral and doctoral positions available, conference alerts, and key articles that address timely issues in higher education in the UK.

Once you become a member of the Postgraduate Network, please, get involved! Always wondered what it was like to host a one-day symposium? Let us know what you would like to do; we’ll walk you through the bid-process, and we’ll help pay for the costs! Simple as that! Want to run the annual conference in 2010? 2011? Let us know! We’ll help cover the majority of the costs, and it looks great on the CV!

If there is anything you need, anything we are not currently doing that you’d like to see happen, please contact us and we’ll see if we can provide that support. Additionally, any feedback, positive or critical, please e-mail our Secretary, Shelley Thompson at, who will be keeping track of our progress this coming year.

See you at one of our events!

Ann Luce
Chair of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network
PhD Student
Cardiff University
Book Review Editor, Journalism Studies
2008 MeCCSA Conference Organizer

P.S. Please forward this message onto two more people! Let’s make sure all postgrads have the opportunity to join the network!

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