NME LifeHacks. November 23rd 2017, Islington Metalworks, London.

In quite a diversion from my normal academic life, next week I’ll be speaking at the NME Flagship LIFEHACKS event at Islington Metalworks in London. The event, in partnership with The University of Salford and Create Jobs is a series of talks and panels designed to help young people kick-start their careers in the creative industries.


Hip-hop artist Loyle Carner and Chelsea footballer Eniola Aluko will headline and I’ll be on the “What I wish I knew at 18” panel with Kanya King (founder of the MOBO Awards)  Jonathan Badyal (Head of Communications at Universal Music UK) and Liv Little (Gal-dem), which will focus on giving young adults confidence in terms of starting out in their career, or looking for a career change.

The event sees NME joining forces with youth charity Create Jobs  supported by University of Salford.  The line up is excellent (with a yet to be announced headline gig) consisting of:

Headline – NME In conversation with Loyle Carner & Eniola Aluko (Chelsea FC)

How to effect positive change panel

Alex Manzi (Dreamer’s Disease / Radio 1Xtra)

Paula Akpan (The “I’m Tired” Project / Black Girl Festival)

Paris Lees

Josie Naughton (Help Refugees)

Skills to succeed in a digital age panel

Niran Vinod (Instagram)

Lauren Thomas (General Assembly

Ibrahim Kamara (GUAP)

Lyndon Saunders (University of Salford)

What I wish I knew at 18 panel

Jonathan Badyal (Universal Music UK)

Dr Kirsty Fairclough (University of Salford)

Kanya King (MOBO Awards)

Liv Little (gal-dem)

For tickets and booking information follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nme-lifehacks-islington-metal-works-london-tickets-38271979521