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Subject-specific activities in journalism

Give your students a hands-on, immersive experience of journalism using a variety of traditional and new media, learning from staff who are top practitioners in their field.

Our journalism activities are primarily aimed at Year 12 students studying subjects such as English, history and media studies who may be considering further study in journalism or a related field.

The River press day open day

  • Year group: Year 12
  • Date and time: Wednesday afternoons, 12.00noon–3.30pm

An opportunity for your students to see how our student newspaper The River is produced in our very own newsroom. Students will experience a lunchtime lecture, a tour of our Penrhyn Road campus, take part in River activities (such as layout and subbing) and will have the chance to ask questions to current university students. Places for our open days are expected to fill up fast so book now!

Studying journalism at university

  • Year group: Year 12
  • Date and time: Various dates, approximately 1 hour

A session exploring the reasons to study journalism at university, whilst considering the other routes available. Students will discuss the benefits of being a journalist and related in careers in areas such as advertising and PR, learning how a course in journalism can help them in many different fields. The session will also explore the type of things studied at university level – both academic and practical – as well as how people study at university and how this is different from school.

This session can be delivered either in school/college or at Kingston University.

Model journalism workshop

  • Year group: Year 12
  • Date and time: Various dates, approximately 2 hours

A workshop based session that gets pupils thinking about news and beginning to write. Students will participate in a news quiz, a brief discussion about news writing style and also take part in an exercise to develop their own writing. Students will be encouraged to discuss news values (what is important and what the story is) and then write up the story with individual comment from the tutor. At the end the group will share and talk about what they've produced, drawing our wider themes that all students can learn from. Students will be invited to email their work for more feedback if desired.

This session can be delivered either in school/college or at Kingston University. Please note this session requires access to a computer room.

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