As per my emails to all students on 23 September and 26 September, your SDS timetable is not currently showing the non-academic/NCTJ modules (which include Conference and Shorthand). I attached a paper copy of the timetable showing all the modules to both my emails. I am still receiving emails from students who say they have missed classes because they were not aware of them as they were not showing on SDS. If you need a paper copy of the timetable please come and get one from my office and PLEASE READ YOUR EMAILS.
If you have just joined us then welcome to the Centre For Journalism! We hope you have a great time whilst you are here. If you are returning - welcome back.
My name is Lesley Phippen and I'm the new International Student Mentor for the Centre for Journalism. My role is to offer any help, guidance or support you may need. Please do call in to my office any time or send an email if you want to make an appointment. I will be ably assisted by two international student friends - Duarte Dias and Anita Nkonge. They will be around later this week and I will be saying more about them in my blog on Wednesday.
The Economist is seeking two social media fellows (interns). These are paid positions (£2,000 per month) and Adnan Sarwar, assistant community editor at The Economist, tells me that 'there will be no making of tea unless they want one themselves'. He adds that he started his career with the famous title as an intern. You can find all the details at www.economist.com/social-media-fellowship .Note that you will need to make yourself very familiar with newspaper to have a realistic chance of success. The effort will be worth it. This would be a superb place to start a career in serious journalism. I encourage you to apply. The Economist is a truly great title and has been for a very long time. It features prominently in my recent research into newspaper coverage of the doctrine of unconditional surrender between 1943 and 1945...but of course you knew that already....