Student reps put their views to NCTJ board

Representatives from this year’s Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

Megan Felsing, Nottingham Trent University;  Siobhan McCall, St Mary’s University College; Jamie Smith, Leeds Trinity University; Jack Wilkinson, Harlow College and Dan Wright, Lambeth College were nominated by their peers at a meeting of the Student Council in February to speak on their behalf.

The Student Council was set up in 2008 to facilitate a link between students and decision-making at the NCTJ. This annual meeting ensures the opinions and suggestions of those on NCTJ-accredited courses are heard directly by the board.

The students commended the NCTJ for preparing students with the essential skills needed to begin a career in journalism; providing flexibility of study through a range of courses, and ensuring contemporary course content.

They also asked the board to consider making more study materials available on the NCTJ website, suggestions on the reporting exam and expanding the Student Council to include another annual event.

For more information about the Student Council and its representatives visit

Picture by Arnaud Stephenson: Student Council representatives with NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher and NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher.