Join our first ever Centre for Journalism employability and alumni day - Monday June 14

All CfJ students are invited to join us next Monday, June 14, for our first ever alumni and employability day – it will be a really useful day for everyone who is soon be starting the job hunt, as well as those of you in Years 1 and 2, who might want to think about plans or freelance work.

Previous grads are also welcome to join: send any staff member an email to get the links.

We will be welcoming back 10 alumni from across the industry (and the globe) to share practical tips and insights on how to apply for your first job, the type of roles you can apply for, and what they wished they had done more of while they were at the centre. There will be a great opportunity to make connections with people already in the industry, as well as ask as many questions as you like. As well, as the three sessions, there will also be a chance to get a personal CV or cover letter review, from Journo Resources founder Jem Collins.

Please do make time to come to these sessions, as our alumni will be able to give invaluable advice as people who were once in your exact position – and they're happy to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small. 

Session One, Skills You Need In The Newsroom, 11am-11.45am: Latifia YedroudjOprah Flash, Alfea Jamal

Session Two, Broadcasting And Multimedia, 2pm-2.45pm: Victoria PolleyThelma TackieAnita Nkonge

Session Three, Various Careers, 4.30pm-5.15pm: Chandni SembhiBorislava TodorovaAlan McGuinness + More TBC

My journey with zoom therapy at university

The 10th to the 16th of May marks Mental Health Awareness Week which aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding the topic and accessing help.  

 

In 2018, the Insight Network found that 1 in 5 university students struggle with their mental health, with anxiety and depression being the most prominent. The mental health charity Mind found that the growing uncertainty of the global pandemic has resulted in 73% of students reporting that their mental health declined during lockdown.  

 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to be honest about my own experience and my journey to receiving support. 

An Interesting Job Opportunity at ITV

 

ITV are looking for TWO Assistant Digital Publishers to join our Digital Content team!



"This is an exciting opportunity to work across Emmerdale AND Coronation Street creating videos, image and text content to appeal to young audiences. If you love TV and creating brand new exciting content then we have the perfect job for you..."
 
The job description fits every CfJ Graduates skillset.
 
Closing Date April 27th.
 
Full details and job description here:
 

NCTJ Award win for Adam Landau makes it four in a row for CfJ student journalism projects

The ceremony might have been virtual this time - but the end result was no different. For the FOURTH year in a row, a Centre for Journalism student walked away with the NCTJ's student journalism project of the year award.

This time it was Adam Landau, who wowed the judges with his extraordinary TV documentary demonstrating the uncanny parallels between HS2 and Isambard Kindgdom Brunel's GWR - the original high-speed railway. Adam produced the piece as his final year project as part of the BA Journalism from which he graduated last year. 

Sky News's Alex Crawford, who presented the award in a Zoom ceremony hosted by the broadcaster, said that the judges had described Adam's piece as a "hugely professional piece of documentary journalism".

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