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

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".

University of Kent tops journalism National Student Survey table

The University of Kent's BA in Journalism is officially the country's most appreciated undergraduate programme - according to the results of this year's National Student Survey.

The 2020 NSS saw our journalism degree score a massive 97.67% in oversall satisfaction - the most significant measure of a course's success according to its students. This is the best score of the 49 universities in the UK that have journalism programmes at undergraduate level.

Black Lives Matter - an informal meeting

We know many of our students have been deeply affected by the appalling killing of George Floyd and by the anti-racism protests. Some of you have told us of issues this has made you think of regarding your experiences at the Centre for Journalism, at university and about the media in general.   Thank you for all your words and thoughts, which we have been reflecting on.

We would like to begin a bigger conversation with you about how the CfJ can work to ensure that all students in BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities feel they belong and are fully supported at the CfJ. 

We would like to invite you to an informal meeting to talk about this on Thursday 18th June at 5.30pm.  The meeting will be on Zoom. 

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