Having read the prospectus and attending an open day, I decided that although smaller than the other universities that were offering the course, Leeds Trinity had the lecturers and the resources to make sure that I could get just as much out of it from studying there as I would from any of the other bigger universities.
The professional work placements module has played a big part in helping me. It's constantly hammered into you throughout the three years that the most crucial part of getting into journalism is contacts.
Whilst I picked up a few contacts outside of my placement period, the contacts and relationships I built up in that six-week period ultimately resulted in me getting the two jobs I've had since graduation.
Working for Hull KR Rugby club as the Media Executive meant I was responsible for all aspects of the club's media and PR output. The basics of the job were writing for and maintaining the website, arranging and carrying out interviews with players and coaches, and editing a 64-page match day magazine every fortnight throughout the season. I also work on our online television channel, filming and editing content.