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#FutureLearnAsks: Getting into the creative industries

Megan James, Marketing Executive at FutureLearn, introduces the subject for our next big Twitter chat: getting into the creative industries.

As regular readers will know, each #FutureLearnAsks event is a chance for you to discuss and debate a big topic with leading experts and other learners, outside of the confines of a FutureLearn course. We love to hear from people all over the world, so we can all learn from your unique experiences and opinions. So far we’ve discussed a diverse range of subjects from mindfulness to fiction writing – and everything in between.

Join the next #FutureLearnAsks on 26 January

Do you want to get creative in 2016 and need some advice from industry experts? Whether you want to explore advertising, photography, filmmaking or more, join us for this discussion and also find out how free online courses could benefit you. Our guest contributors will share their advice and insights for getting into – and getting ahead – in the creative industries.

#FutureLearnAsks will take place on Tuesday 26 January from 12:00 – 13:00 GMT (see time in your location). All you need to join is a Twitter account.

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Guest contributors for Get Creative

D&AD New BloodD&AD New Blood
D&AD New Blood inspires and showcases tomorrow’s creative superstars. We’ll be joined by Hilary Chittenden, Foundation Manager, and Ellen Ling, Social + Content.


Sally O'ReillyThe Production Guild
The Production Guild of Great Britain represents and supports the most experienced production personnel in UK film and television drama. Lesley Lipscombe, Training and Development Manager will be tweeting.


Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent, and will take part as a guest contributor.

How it works

To see what #FutureLearnAsks looks like in practice, you might like to review the highlights from the first session.

For an hour starting at 12:00 GMT, FutureLearn will tweet questions from @futurelearn. You can then respond to these questions by including #FutureLearnAsks in your tweets.

You’ll be able to follow the discussion by doing a Twitter search for the hashtag. This works whether on the website or in an app. If you ever get lost, just pay the FutureLearn Twitter account a visit.

Each question will be numbered Q1, Q2, etc, so when you respond, you should include the number of the question you’re responding to in your answer. E.g.

A2 This my answer to question 2. #FutureLearnAsks

You’re also encouraged to reply to other people’s tweets, and the guest contributors will be joining in too.

FutureLearn will retweet some of the most interesting contributions, and generally help to facilitate the conversation. We’ll create an archive of the discussion and share it after the event.

What to do now

Remember to put the time and date in your diary! And if you’re planning to take part, you could use the hashtag #FutureLearnAsks to introduce yourself right now.

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