Beginners Guide to the UFC. Part 1: The UFC and its divisions.

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After attempting to explain a recent news story in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, I have decided to start a blog all about explaining various parts of the UFC to newcomers. 

This is a Beginners Guide to the UFC. Part 1: The UFC and its divisions.

Hat-trick of successes for Centre for Journalism students in NCTJ awards shortlist

No fewer than three Centre for Journalism students have been shortlisted in this year's National Council for the Training of Journalists Awards.

In the student project category, two CfJ documentaries are on the shortlist:

Mike Haffenden's superb film Team BRIT - on the Road to Recovery examines how a motor racing team is playing a major part in the rehabiliation of injured British armed forces service personnel.

And Indya Clayton's wonderful documentary The Search for Black Blood goes on a personal journey investigating why there are so few black blood donors in the UK.


In the features category, third year student Isabel Eidhamar has been shortlisted for a portfolio that includes her amazing multimedia profile of a survivor of the Utoya massacre in Norway.

MailOnline trainee scheme - CLOSES 26TH OCTOBER

Hi all, I was at CFJ until the summer. I originally applied for the Daily Mail's trainee scheme (closes in Feb) but now work at MailOnline. Their own trainee scheme closes on the 26th October. All i can say is that it is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to work for a company which can still afford to invest in you.