The National Council for the Training of Journalists were visiting the university to assess the course for re-accreditation, and left glowing feedback for staff and students alike.
While at the University the NCTJ panel unveiled the BAMMJ Hall of Fame, admired the pages of the latest edition of ‘The Rock, moved between newsrooms on another impressive converged news day and welcomed former editor of ‘Today’, Kevin Marsh, to talk to the third year students about investigative journalism.
The panel also met with students in a private meeting, after which they applauded their dynamism and commitment. Michelle Lewis of the NCTJ said “it was clear the students were passionate about journalism and loved the course”.
In their feedback the NCTJ team particularly praised the teaching of Shorthand at the university, the use of converged news days to teach core skills and the school’s policy of having a journalist in residence (currently Adam Lee-Potter).