Student Council to visit MediaCity

Student journalists will have the chance to network and share their views at the fifth NCTJ Student Council forum next month at MediaCity in Salford.

The meeting, on 10 February, will be attended by student representatives from each NCTJ-accredited course. Previous meetings have been highly successful at involving students in decision making and this year’s event is a further opportunity for them to communicate their views.

NCTJ board member and Guardian readers’ editor Chris Elliott will chair a ‘Meet the editors’ panel made up of Lynn Ashwell, deputy editor, Bolton News; Eamonn O'Neal, managing editor, MEN Media; and Michelle Mayman, TV editor, BBC North West Tonight. Students will have the opportunity to question the panel about the skills and attributes needed to succeed in today’s industry.

Student Council members will also get the chance to talk to senior NCTJ staff about key issues and present their views and suggestions, before finishing the day with a tour of the BBC newsroom.