Short Summer Courses 2022

Spend 3 weeks learning something new and develop your knowledge & skills. PCU offers enriching, interactive classes led by expert educators.

This year we are offering:

Enjoy a summer party and other activities Take classes in Prague or join us online from any location.

We are taking enrolments now, so visit our summer school website or get in touch with [email protected]

Media Innovation Technology Series: Richard Fidler, Radio Interviewer & Author of The Golden Maze

Come along to PCU’s Polska Campus and meet Australia’s most renowned Radio Interviewer, Richard Fidler.

David Vaughan from PCU’s School of Media & IT will be interviewing Richard, the host of Australia’s most successful podcast and radio series, Conversations. Richard will also be launching his book The Golden Maze, a history of Prague.

Richard has had a long and varied career in the entertainment industry. He first came to public notoriety as a member of the Doug Anthony Allstars, a provocative musical comedy-alt rock group who toured Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. They were immensely popular with the Edinburgh crowd which led to regular, comedic television appearances in the UK. On returning to Australia DAAS grew in popularity and eventually landed their own television show DAAS Kapital.

Richard left the group in 1994 to pursue a writing career and occasional hosting gigs on TV. In 2005, he began his career in radio for the national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC).

He is best known for his Conversations programme on ABC’s Radio National. The programme is a one-on-one conversation with a local or international guest with a story to tell and is broadcast throughout Australia every weekday and internationally through the Conversations Podcast. It is the most popular podcast in Australia with more than six million programme downloads a month.

Richard has continued to pursue his writing career and has successfully published non fiction works, particularly on history and politics. His latest work – The Golden Maze, is a history of the city of Prague and stretches back to the city’s origins right up to now. The book will be officially launched at this special MITS speaking event.

Richard has a long held fascination for Prague and its people having made the decision to fly to Prague during the Velvet Revolution to witness the Czech nation emerge from communism. The Golden Maze is the result from years of research, as well as one-on-one interviews with Czech historians and dissidents undertaken during his Prague residency at Prague City of Literature. Since publication, The Golden Maze has been shortlisted for the General nonfiction book of the year at the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards.

PCU Career Days 2022

Prague City University is proud to present our first Career Fair series under our new PCU name. As always we’ve teamed up with our Industry Network partners for a hybrid approach to our professional development and employment events. PCU will host interactive talks, live discussion panels, and workshops on campus and online through Zoom. Each day will include companies that are relevant to one of the schools at our university, but everyone is welcome to sit in, regardless of study pathway or professional experience.

The PCU Career Days 2022 aims to give students and graduates insights and connections to the contemporary workplace that combines onsite and remote opportunities. Participating companies will have dedicated sessions to present current offers, company initiatives, and even on-the-spot interviews. To help get you prepared, PCU will also host a series of professional development workshops in the coming weeks.

Career Days Format
The PCU Career Days sessions will run as hybrid sessions with a small live audience. Invitations to the Zoom video conferences will be open to the Prague City University community and our partners. Participants will be directly invited and registered.

Confirmed Companies

April 4th – Grafton

April 5th – Amaris

April 6th – NTT 

April 7th – AB InBev

April 8th – Radio Free Europe

more to TBA!

Professional Development Workshops
In preparation for PCU Career Days 2022, we will run a series of workshops to help get your professional documents ready to submit. These sessions will be in a hybrid format so feel free to join in person or online!

  • 30 March @ 3pm  – CV/Resume Booster
  • 1 April – LinkedIn & LinkedIn Learning

CV/Resume Boosters

You are invited to the PCU Career Days CV/Resume workshop on Wednesday, April 30th!

Register here: https://forms.gle/MLdLavWsy2RuPWeC9

Ry Hallada, from Student Services, will share insight on how to create and update your CV/resume. He’ll also share the progression of his CV over the years which will be used as an example of what to do (and not to do). Bring a hard copy or digital version of yours and receive feedback and tips on the spot!

The format of this workshop will be discussion-based and uses sample images and templates for reference and debate. The workshop will focus on a general approach to CV/Resumes, though it’s important to note that each industry has specific things to focus on.

Do you have experience giving advice on these types of professional documents? Join us for the discussion and share your insight. Everyone is welcome!

Format: Document/sample review, submission review, audience interaction, and Q&A

Guest speaker: Ry Hallada

 

Media Innovation Technology Series: Helena Třeštíková, film screening of Katka

Come to the screening of the award-winning documentary film Katka, meet the Director Helena Třeštíková and take part in a Q&A session.

Join online for this special screening and Director Q&A by using this webinar link: https://praguecityuniversity-cz.zoom.us/j/96032889666

Helena’s film Katka is an extraordinarily raw and uncensored character portrait of a troubled young woman living on the edge of human existence, desperately searching for love and salvation. Will she find it in the rehab? Will she find it in the arms of the man she loves? Or in the first cry of her long-desired baby? Tagging along with her through the back streets and squalors of Prague, Trestikova gets deep under the skin of a person most of us would cross the road to avoid, and shows us Katka’s profoundly human face. You might be angry with Katka, or your heart may go out to her. One thing is certain – you will never forget her.

Helen grew up in Prague’s Wenceslas square in a cultural and inspirational environment. She graduated during the Prague Spring and moved to Western Germany in 1968. While her parents visited her in Bonn, the Warsaw pact armies marched to Czechoslovakia. After returning from Germany she worked as a production assistant. In September 1969 she began documentary movie studies at FAMU. Society was going through a phase of disillusionment and depression. She searched for a theme to explore in such difficult times and was interested in the development of human characters and lives over a long-term period. In 1980 she began the Marriage etudes; following several husbands for six years. Using this method she also shot her other documentaries. Amongst the most famous are Katka, René, Marcela, Mallory and Lída Baarová – Destruction by beauty. She has won numerous awards for her documentaries and currently teaches at the FAMU.