BA(Hons) Sports Journalism

BA(Hons) Sports Journalism


I was looking at courses up and down the
country and notice that the course down here had the BJTC and the NCCJ
accreditations and I looked at Falmouth as a place, it just, it stood so far
out above the other options at the time and to have, like, three beaches just
within reach to go and have a look at alongside one of the most
accredited courses, it just seemed like a no-brainer. We’ve got a brilliant
Newsroom. We’ve got access to the film and TV and journalism stores, we’ve got
access to lots of different cameras and microphones; anything you need really. We’ve got a green screen room, we’ve got a radio studio. I think for
journalism education you’ve got everything you need here. The Sound House is brilliant.
It’s somewhere I use a lot being that I work in a lot
of radio production. Tutors are brilliant and they always give me support, they’re
always there for me. It’s something we get commented a
lot by our friends on other course is the relationship that we have with
our lecturers, they’re often quite jealous of because they are mentors and
they’re very good at what they do but you also do form a bit of a bond
with them, which I wasn’t expecting coming into the course. At Falmouth the course
is quite small and that really benefits us in a sense that we’ve
got far more opportunity to talk to our lecturers. I know that my friends at other
universities don’t necessarily get the chance and some of their lecturers don’t
even know their names. I was encouraged to do
work experience during my final year and I feel as though that’s gonna be really important. I worked at a local
and a national news media outlet. One was Sky Sports, one was a small local radio
station in South London, and to be encouraged to do those, I probably wouldn’t
have done those if I wasn’t here and they are really key in building your
confidence and making sure that when you do leave here and you graduate you’re
prepared for what’s coming and I think they’ve done a great job with that. I’ve got the opportunity, hopefully, to go to ESPN in the summer.
I’m hoping to go and do some shadowing at 5 Live and carry on working while I’m here
definitely at BBC Radio Cornwall, which I really enjoy doing. So we went to New
York not that long ago, probably about a month ago now, and that
was absolutely amazing. So it’s really good to get first-hand
experience of a newsroom in America. So me and another guy went to
NBC when we were there but loads of people went off in different places. So the special thing about studying here, I’d say, is probably the atmosphere. It’s
really creative and it’s, I think it’s unique to this university. Every day is great.
It’s challenging, it’s new, every, every, week we come in, we, you know, we’ve
planned during the week but when it comes down to the news day anything can
happen and you don’t know if stories, they’re gonna come through, if they’re
not gonna come through but that’s what makes the experience so good because
you’re always on your toes, just like you would be in a real worse situation. If you want to have a good time at university while studying something you
love and really feeling like what you’re creating is something of value
then Falmouth is a fantastic place to study because that’s where you can
achieve all those things.

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