Congratulations Dean Kilpatrick and Sara Malm

Huge congratulations to Dean Kilpatrick who will join Kent on Sunday as a trainee reporter on May 23 and also to Sara Malm who has started working shifts at Mail Online, probably the world's most successful newspaper website. It is becoming something of a pattern in the Centre for Journalism that our most determined students secure jobs in journalism before they have graduated. I hope everyone will join me in celebrating Dean's and Sara's achievements in continuing a fine tradition. Dean will be covering the whole of Kent and he tells me that he hopes the opportunity will help him to expand skills he has learned in the Centre and to supply a regular stream of exclusive stories for his paper. He adds: "The course has obviously pushed me in the right direction as the NCTJ preliminary certificates proved essential in getting the job. I think it also benefited my application that I was able to suggest multimedia ideas and had carried out previous work experience." Sara's byline has already appeared on a string of stories for Mail Online. She also tells me that her multimedia skills are proving particularly useful.