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How to make the most of the JDF, manage time and secure a job

I remember the day I was offered the Journalism Diversity Fund bursary as if it was yesterday. I was on my lunch break, sat on a set of stairs, dreading walking back into my waitressing role, to finish a never-ending 12-hour shift. Now, six months later, I have accepted a trainee researcher role for the home affairs team at the BBC.

How to make the most of the JDF, manage time and secure a job

I remember the day I was offered the Journalism Diversity Fund bursary as if it was yesterday. I was on my lunch break, sat on a set of stairs, dreading walking back into my waitressing role, to finish a never-ending 12-hour shift. Now, six months later, I have accepted a trainee researcher role for the home affairs team at the BBC.

Confessions of a fast-track NCTJ student

I am 16 weeks into the 20-week fast-track NCTJ course, and I finally have the time to take stock of the last few months and write something that’s not a) for my portfolio, b) shorthand or c) revision notes.

Confessions of a fast-track NCTJ student

I am 16 weeks into the 20-week fast-track NCTJ course, and I finally have the time to take stock of the last few months and write something that’s not a) for my portfolio, b) shorthand or c) revision notes.

My work experience with the BBC in London

“As the first recipient of the Claire Prosser Bursary Award, your university fees will be taken care of and you’ll be doing lots of work experience. Your first week is with the BBC...in London.”

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