Journalism Summer School Sets Students Ahead of the Rest
The University of Hertfordshire is set to get its own journalism summer school open to anyone interested in gaining the skills and qualifications necessary to work in newspapers and magazines.
The journalism course, set to start in June, will prepare students for exams set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), following the University’s approval as a NCTJ training centre. If successful in the exams, students will receive the NCTJ diploma in journalism which is a recognised and sought after qualification in the journalism industry today.
Mimi Tessier, subject leader in Mass Communications at the University is overseeing the summer school and said: “Competition for entry-level jobs in journalism is fierce but the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism is widely recognised among editors and newspaper publishers.
“We are excited to see this new addition to our wide variety of courses. It will give our own students and graduates – as well as others in the wider community – a pathway into this exciting and important career.”
Claire Harris, 22, currently studying an MA in Journalism and Mass Communications said: “I’m aware it’s really competitive to get into journalism and PR so after completing my undergraduate degree I decided to further my studies to enhance my CV and increase my chance of getting a job. I would thoroughly recommend the media courses at the University.”
Who can apply?
Anyone with the minimum qualifications interested in applying for the journalism summer school will be invited to take a free entrance exam. The exam is intended to identify an individual’s readiness for the course. To find out if you are applicable for the exam and to book your place email John Murphy, Journalism Lecturer at email@example.com. Further entry exam dates can be arranged.