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Students put journalism training into practice to cover 2015 general election

NCTJ students from across the UK were out in force to cover the general election on Thursday, 7 May.

NCTJ students from across the UK were out in force to cover the general election on Thursday, 7 May.

An exciting day – #GE15… When all journalists remember what they learnt in @NCTJ_news public affairs lessons!

— NCTJ WolvColl (@NCTJWolvColl) May 7, 2015

Students on accredited courses at Bournemouth University, Brighton Journalist Works, Brunel University, City of Liverpool College, Kingston University, Lambeth College, News Associates, Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield College, Staffordshire University, the University of Kent, the University of Sheffield and the University of Sunderland attended election counts for regional newspapers (such as The Argus), as well as regional and national broadcasters.

Over 50 @NCTJ_news @NewsAssociates trainees are covering #GE2015 tonight remembering what @AndrewGreaves84 @theoriginalrp taught them in PA

— James Toney (@jtoneysbeat) May 7, 2015

@NCTJ_news @SarahBoast at the Maidstone/Faversham count for @cfjkent 's daring dozen covering #GE2015 @itvmeridian

— CentreforJournalism (@CfJKent) May 7, 2015

Journalism apprentices working for BBC local radio and The Independent also covered the latest general election which appeared to defy opinion polls.

Watch BBC apprentice @lambethjournos @edjankowski video on Bolton North East candidates campaigns here #NCTJ

— Lambeth journalists (@Lambethjournos) May 7, 2015

Students attended election counts and provided multimedia updates on Twitter.

#Guildford elections – the count has begun! @Lambethjournos #NCTJ

— Nina Plapp (@NinaPlapp) May 8, 2015

Many of the centres, including Bournemouth University, Nottingham Trent UniversityStaffordshire University and University of Sheffield also provided coverage through their own student-run websites.

Where you reporting from the election counts? Tweet us @NCTJ_news with any coverage.  

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