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Jake Harvey, Sports Journalism, 3rd Year
The best thing about Leeds Trinity is the fact you get to know everyone! There are no strangers on campus. I enjoy the fact that you’re a name and not a number. It’s a slogan that was drilled into me when I visited for an Open Day all those years ago but it’s remarkably true.
Just in my last three years on campus, it’s been amazing to see how much work has gone into keeping the facilities up-to-date. The main teaching building, the Learning Centre, and the Dining Room have all been completely modernised as Leeds Trinity continues to grow.
My course, Sports Journalism, has been fantastic. It’s given me the tools to be a journalist in the working world. I’ve experienced radio, television, web, magazine, and newspaper journalism, as well as having the chance to create my own blog as a final year module. The lecturers are fantastic – they’re all working journalists so they’re up-to-date with the cutting edge of the industry, and they’re always available to help with course work or just for a chat.
My Work Placement working on the sports desk at the Kent Messenger Group had me producing content for newspapers across the country, which is great for my graduate CV. I love sport, and I love sharing my passion with other people through my writing – so studying Sports Journalism at Leeds Trinity is the best choice I could have made.
Catherine O’Connor, Head of Department
Working as a journalist is never anything less than exciting and challenging.
It requires a curiosity about everything going on around you, the ability to talk to people from all walks of life and a desire to bring to light what is going on in the world at all levels, from local community issues to global events. Technology has transformed journalism and made news access faster than ever and given reporters real choices about how they deliver information to their audiences.
Studying Journalism and keeping pace with the constantly shifting news agenda is always fascinating, whether it’s honing your writing skills and considering how best to use different media to tell stories, or delving into the academic side and weighing up trends in the news media and their impact on audiences.
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Jess Worsey, BA Journalism
One of the best things about my Undergraduate Degree is the quality of teaching from the lecturers. They have all worked in the field of journalism and their experience means that you really understand what the profession is all about. Because it’s a smaller university, I feel that they have more time for you as an individual and take a personal interest in your academic progress. I always feel that I can just drop in, and that someone is always ready to answer questions.
I’m hoping to become a professional journalist. As part of my course I’ve had placements at the BBC and the PR department at Sue Ryder – both of which have been brilliant experience.
I’m also doing some part-time work as an Aim Higher associate, which involves spending time with students in schools explaining to them what higher education is really like, and hopefully encouraging them to apply to go to university. I hope some of them do, as I have loved it!
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