BAMMJ graduates and journalism pros share wisdom with students

BAMMJ graduate Sam Rowe spoke at the careers forum

BAMMJ graduate Sam Rowe spoke at the careers forum

BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism students at BU got a masterclass in how to win journalism jobs in February from a panel of industry experts.

Former BAMMJ graduates joined fellow journalists to give their advice on what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of employment.

Many of the country’s biggest journalism organisations, including Sky, the BBC and Reuters were represented at the event, which culminated in an opportunity for students to network with the professionals in attendance.


Special issue of The Rock marks start of General Election 2015 coverage

Special election issue of the Bournemouth Rock

Poll results form the lead story in a special issue of The Rock

A special issue of The Rock newspaper, featuring the exclusive results of a student poll, has been published today to mark the beginning of the Media School’s coverage of the General Election.

The issue leads with the fact that 42% of student voters surveyed were undecided on who to vote for and also features a guide to the eight Dorset constituencies, as well as a plethora of student viewpoints.


Julian Assange joins BAMMJ lecturer for Q&A at Canadian documentary festival

Julian Assange joined BU's Mat Charles to discuss The Engineer

Julian Assange joined BU’s Mat Charles to discuss The Engineer

Mat Charles, TV Journalism lecturer at BU, took part in a live Q&A with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, Canada on 2nd May.

The discussion took place at a screening of The Engineer – a documentary co-directed by BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism lecturer Mat and part funded by Wikileaks.

Assange joined Mat on stage via video link from the Ecuadoran embassy in London, where he has been living since June 2012 after being granted political asylum.

The film was screened three times around the city during the Hot Docs festival, playing to sold out rooms on each occasion.


BAMMJ graduate named NCTJ Alumna of the Month

Rachel Bartlett is the NCTJ Alumna of the Month for March

Rachel Bartlett is the NCTJ Alumna of the Month for March

A graduate from the BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism course at Bournemouth University has been named the NCTJ’s Alumna of the Month for March.

Rachel Bartlett completed the three-year course at BU in 2010 and is now editor of, which is a popular resource for good practice and innovation in digital journalism.

Speaking to the NCTJ website, Rachel elaborated on why she chose Bournemouth as the best place to study to become a journalist.

“My decision was driven by the fact that I was keen to ensure I entered the industry with a range of skills across media platforms, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online, and the ability to study for, and take, NCTJ exams at the same time.

“I went to university fairly open-minded about what area of the industry I wanted to go into, and the variety of the course helped guide me in terms of which areas I was most interested in.”