We now offer MRes in Film!

Places still available for September 2018!

The MRes in Film covers film studies, screenwriting and film production.

This MRes is a unique opportunity to work with national and international experts in Film while, at the same time, developing yourself as an expert in the field.

One of very few such courses in the UK, the MRes will enable you to acquire fundamental research skills while carrying out a major research project of your choice.

The MRes offers an ideal bridge to further postgraduate study (e.g. a PhD) or to acquire, transferrable employer-related skills in areas such as project planning and management, time management, research and data analysis, digital literacy and report writing.

For more information on the MRes in Film, please contact Dr John Parham (j.parham@worc.ac.uk)


The Great Hive Book Rescue 2018

Finished with your books? Collection points for the Great Hive Book Rescue are up and running in firstpoint, Charles Hastings and The Hive!

Every year University of Worcester Library Services collects books that students no longer need and sells them to next year’s students. In the past 3 years we’ve united thousands of books with new owners and raised nearly £2000 for charities. Thanks for your support.


Writing comedy for TV and Film – a workshop with Henry Normal – Wed, 16 May @ The Hive

Participate in a workshop with the hugely talented Henry Normal who has been working in TV and film for 25 years. Henry was co-writer of the Royle Family, Mrs Merton, Paul Calf, Coogan’s Run and the film the Parole Officer as well as producer of Gavin and Stacey, the Mighty Boosh, Moone Boy and the Alan Partridge films Alpha Papa and Philomena. Needless to say, Henry knows his comedy!

Wednesday 16 May, 4.30pm – 5.30pm; at The Hive

£15 per person and this price includes a free ticket for Henry’s ‘Raining Upwards’ poetry performance in the evening.

Book ticket

Humanities & Arts Research Seminar

Humanities & Arts Research Seminar

 Tuesday 20 February @ 5.15pm

St. John’s Campus, Conference Centre CC 007  (Malvern Room)

Mikel J. Koven

 Return of the Living Slave: Jordan Peele’s Get Out as Zombie Film



Jordan Peele’s 2017 (Oscar & Golden Globe nominated!) horror film, Get Out, seems quite removed from either the gut-munching visceral horrors of George A. Romero’s now-seminal zombie films or ground-breaking television series like The Walking Dead (AMC, 2010-present). In fact, Peele’s film doesn’t have a single resurrected corpse anywhere in it. So how is this a “zombie movie”? To illustrate this, we will to turn our attention to the zombie slave motifs which emerge (primarily) from Haitian folklore, and which graced the silver screen in films such as White Zombie (Victor Halperin, 1932) and I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943). Everybody welcome!

Volunteers still needed for Flatpack Festival 2018 in Birmingham



With the dawn of 2018, preparations for the twelfth Flatpack Film Festival have well and truly stepped up a gear and, as the main event in April draws ever closer, we are now recruiting more fantastic volunteers for Flatpack 12.

This year, alongside our usual general volunteer roles, we are offering prospective volunteers the chance to tailor and vary their experience as there are several different areas that they can apply to work within. These vital volunteer roles are:
Runners – providing production support during the festival.
Marketing – contributing to social media coverage, writing blog posts and helping in the essential promotion of the festival both prior to and during the events.
Colourbox – helping to make our younger visitors feel welcome and supporting the running of interactive workshops and activities.
Back Office – for volunteers who have some time available prior to the festival as well as during, there is the possibility to support the Flatpack team in the office with box office ticketing, guest liaison and other vital operational/administrative tasks.
Student Ambassadors – helping to promote the festival on campus by distributing marketing materials and generally raising awareness.

Dates to consider!
– The deadline to apply to become a Flatpack volunteer is Friday 2nd March 11:59 pm.
– You must be available to attend our volunteer orientation event on Saturday 31st March. Please note, this session is compulsory and if you are unable to attend you cannot volunteer for this year’s festival.
– Finally, all volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts during the 10 day festival (13th-22nd April). Therefore, if you are not available for at least three shifts across these dates, we may not be able to accept you into this year’s festival cohort.

Without a doubt, the festival would struggle to run each year without the small army of passionate, friendly and talented individuals who give up their precious time to help deliver our events. If you would like to join the ranks, gain some invaluable, CV enhancing experience, connect with our grand old second city, generally have a great time and get your mitts on a rather dashing looking t-shirt then give us a bell.

To apply for the Flatpack 12 volunteers, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcz3lCPJeiKk0klHfXlVid9rNEg80QU3tiY7qSzluyY1RpVA/viewform?usp=sf_link