Karen Fowler-Watt, associate dean of journalism and communication, has returned from a trip to Norway, after attending a student recruitment fair.
The fair, which took place in Lillestrøm between the 7th and 9th January, is the biggest education fair in Norway.
Karen spoke to students who were considering studying at Bournemouth University and met with other academics from universities around the world.
The Media School lecturer also visited a media-focused high school in Oslo and caught up with a couple of BA Multimedia Journalism graduates.
Sverre Holm Nilsson, who graduated in 2008, is exposing scams and championing the underdog for a consumer affairs programme on TV2, a Norwegian commercial television station.
Meanwhile, Kjetil Lier Svensden, who graduated in 2012, is now producing video content for a government information website in Oslo.
Karen said, “Both are on great form and very glowing about the experiences that they had as BAMMJ students and how it is helping them in their jobs.”
Whilst visiting Elvebakken High School, in Oslo, Karen gave a lecture on autobiographical journalism and met a number of students interested in studying at the Media School.
Karen made the trip to Norway for a second year in a row, providing a talk on creativity and radio journalism at the same high school last year.
Commenting on Norway’s media landscape, Karen said, “It’s interesting to note that the main newspaper in Norway still occupies a central location in prime real estate in the heart of the city.
“It’s very different to the situation here, where Fleet Street has moved out to Canary Wharf.
“Despite being a highly tekkie society, [Norwegian] people still buy and read papers!”
In between representing Bournemouth University and discussing journalism, however, Karen did find some time to enjoy some of the local sights.
“I managed to fit in a walk to Oslo’s beautiful harbour – where there was less snow than we have just had here – to see the sculptures and admire the views across the bay.”
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