Got any good FOI stories? SPA competition deadline in two days!!!

The SPA (Student Publication Association) has a brand new award for student journalists designed to celebrate intuitive and investigative reporting.

Submit your best article based on a Freedom of Information (FOI) request and Matt Burgess, author, data transparency campaigner and editor of FOI Directory, and Julie Palmer, veteran regional newspaper editor, will judge the entires.

#KentExtra helpers needed

Hey guys!

We are running a Kent Extra workshop form June 1-5 at the Centre. This is a great opportunity to practice and share your skills with other Uni of Kent students.

On most days, we need people to help us pre-make a radio bulletin, a tv show, website or newspaper and then help them finish it during their afternoon lesson. You would be helping me, Rob, Ian and Richard out. 

If you are free to help for one or a couple of days please email me on

ps. It's paid work, get some monies. 

Need something from a particular newsday for your portfolio?

If anybody wants to use something from a newsday as part of their portfolio come find me. I have archives of this last year's batch of newsdays. 

Come with the day of the newsday you are looking for + hard drive so you can take your files with you.

Hope revision is going well! Here's a little playlist I found lately that's helping me push on with the PhD work. Hope you enjoy it! =)

CFJ 3rd Years get ALL the jobs

Exams haven't even started and two of our BA 3rd years students have already secured themselves a job. Jade Edwards and Cecily Snowball join the likes of Sara Malm and Clarissa Place by getting a job before graduation. #SoMuchWin

Jade Edwards will be the Centre's latest contribution to the KM group and will join the team at the Gravesend office, where MA grad Ben Kennedy is already well established. 


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