Published On: Tue, Nov 5th, 2013 at 4:29pm

Glasgow University hosting digital media events

Senior figures from both UK and US politics will be taking part in two major events at the University of Glasgow, offering students from the College of Social Sciences an insight into digital media and politics as well as providing advice to those interested in pursuing political careers.

On Wednesday 6 November, a roundtable discussion on the impact of social media on US Politics will involve contributions from David Muir, former Director of Political Strategy for Gordon Brown and Joe Rospars, founder of full service agency Blue State Digital where he operates as the Creative Director and has been the main force behind the successful digital media campaigns of President Barack Obama during the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012.

On Thursday 7 November, David Muir, a former politics graduate of the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences and Joe Rospars will talk about their career paths in the field of political communications, and provide their personal insights into the process of career progression after graduation.

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli said:- “The University of Glasgow is delighted that such a distinguished group of senior figures from both UK and US politics will be on campus to take part in these debates and an added bonus, that  they have also agreed  to network and provide advice to our students on careers in politics or related disciplines. It’s a great opportunity not to be missed.”

Professor Anne Anderson, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences added:- “It is fantastic that our students will have the opportunity to hear, first hand, of how politics on both sides of the Atlantic works and to quiz some of the most senior figures from within the industry. The events are timely and topical and we are looking forward to some stimulating debate.”

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- Founding Editor of The Glasgow Reporter. Also edits The Edinburgh Reporter and is working on other digital projects across Scotland.

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