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NAB Show 2023
Section Meeting

SMPTE UK Section November Meeting

Date:  Weds 16 November 2022

Time: Doors open 18:30. Talk starts at 19:30. Event ends at 21:00.

Location: Ravensbourne University, 6 Penrose Way, London, England, SE10 0EW

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The SMPTE UK Bill Lovell Lecture 2022 welcomes Polly Hickling who will be giving us a view of Solent Uni life from the other side, student successes, projects during maternity leave, involvement with SMPTE, Rise, DTG, WSM, IET…and now, a move to industry!

UK event


The Bill Lovell Lecture is an annual event for SMPTE UK, featuring individuals who have made a significant contribution to the media industry, and with an interesting story to tell. This year the BLL goes to new places with new topics. Ravensbourne University is the host and Polly Hickling will give us a new perspective on education for a career in media engineering. What’s it like to be a part of a very special group who plan and deliver the courses of the next generation? How do we tackle the issues industry is facing with skills shortages? Anyone who has met Polly will know we are in for an entertaining evening and this year’s event will give us a chance to meet and talk to the students.

Polly Hickling is the Learning and Development lead for Media at Atos. Prior to this she was the course leader for the media technology programme at Solent University in Southampton for 13 years. Her role included designing, developing and delivering curriculum in the field of media tech, seeing through two course validations during her time as course leader. Polly has strong connections with the media technology industry, particularly with the Solent course alumni which allowed her to develop work experience, placements and graduate positions with companies within the broadcast industry. This also then lead to wider connections and she currently sits on the SMPTE Education Advisory Committee and the UK Board of Managers, is the Head of Education for Women in Streaming Media and sits on the IET Media Network.

Just like all SMPTE UK events, this meeting is open to existing professionals and students alike. Attendance is free of charge.

Ample refreshments will be provided courtesy of our event sponsors Atos and PHABRIX.

Bonus convenience: If you're planning on attending the DPP Leaders' Briefing at 155 Bishopsgate on 16 Nov, you can easily get to Ravensbourne on public transport in 20 minutes. So enjoy the Briefing, have a couple of drinks and then come on over and join us before Polly's talk starts at 1930!