NCTJ Diploma in Newspaper Journalism
City of Wolverhampton College
"After completing my degree in English, I felt ill-equipped to be able to deal with the business of journalism despite my inclusion as the editor at the university newspaper and the work experience and freelance writing I took on during my final year as a student.
“The NCTJ has given the opportunity to be viewed professionally by newspapers and other media, but has also provided me with the knowledge of how to conduct myself more professionally than just working on gut and enthusiasm alone. The course itself is extremely intense but I know that every day the work builds up, I am gathering the pieces to approach my dream job more prepared than any other course or previous courses and work experience has offered me.
“Ideally the dream is to go into music journalism or to approach the news side, if music is a far off reach, on the editorial team. I never understood why journalism was for me, you see loads of reporters in movies, however you never seem to know one in real life, so the idea was foreign to me when I first approached it, but every time someone read my writing I got a rush that I was able to impart that thought or news on someone.”