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Anyone go to the Harrow campus...?
he's living off campus now, though
I'm third year Journalism. Good course, made some great friends, improved my writing skills, made some contacts.
Now I just need to get a job :S
do you know if they have a post grad program for journalism there? Would you recommend it?
I have no idea if it's any good, as I'm in my final year of undergraduate.
However, I do know that it has a shorthand module, which is vital for any journalist. They got rid of that module on the undergrad course as apparently no one turned to the classes. This means I'm having to pay out nearly £300 for classes, which is a pain in the arse.
I'm not personally tempted by a postgrad, as I feel like I've learned enough in my 3 years as an undergrad and that I can't justify spending another £3000 and another year of my life in education.
i guess if the undergrad course is good that's reflective of the post grad, hopefully. GOod to hear it does shorthand too.
I'm doing politics and economics at the minute, and always seen journalism as my career, tis only the paying for it bit which worries me. Still, got all this to think about next year. Ta for the info, and good luck finding a job!
have a superb journalism post grad - it's recognised as the third best in the country by the NCTJ. You'll be taught by Steve Panter who is in some journalistic hall of fame(!). I'd highly recommend it.
The university's lecturers have superb links with the industry - I found my current job through them. It'll be worth your while checking it out.
They always have people in from the industry - just this week, one of my former lecturers invited in a journalist from the Independent who then secured one of the students a work placement there for this summer.
When I was there, the tutor's landed me three placements in regional newspapers, and on the Guardian.
Journalism is proper hard to get into, and if you're seriously considering doing it, I'd advise you to think about what links the tutors have / what their connections above anything else.
I'd say about 80% of all those from our undergrad course who wanted to go into journalism got into journalist positions because of the tutor's.
Just something for you to think about! Hope it helps!
I still keep close contact with the tutors.
Salford would be hell a lot easier too as it is a bus ride from my home. sounds very promising as well.
This is all 1 or two years down the line as to whether I apply for it so I've still got time to weigh up the options, but that is very encouraging to hear. Thanks!
Oh, and I'm super serials.
Though for how much longer, I don't know! Things will be better by the time you graduate though, so don't worry!
Just make sure that you get involved with things on your student paper or student radio etc - editors are pretty keen on stuff like that!
I'm pretty keen on specialising in political journalism three or four years down the line.
I haven't been in years. I see FB photos of my old friends who do and it still looks horribly depressing
Drinking at Trinity and Junction are a surefire way of having a crappy night out. Wetherspoons isn't too bad, but we always go out in central for a night out.
in freshers week. Have never been back. It's actually hell.
I've lived there nearly all my life and had no idea :o whereabouts is it?
Shirley you've seen it if you've taken the Met line into London?
is it that big grey building just to the right of the tracks (if you're going into London)??
That's their halls of residence. They used to put on some quite good gigs at their union a fair few years ago, I'm not sure what its like now though.
i go there. third year in commercial music.