The all new journalism courses at the University of Winchester have quickly gained legendary status within the media, bringing a breath of modernising fresh air to the traditional picture of journalism education. As a new centre for journalism education Winchester has been able to leapfrog many more traditional course providers - some of which still provided increasingly redundant courses in only one aspect of the profession - such as courses in broadcast journalism alone, or magazine journalism courses exclusively.
- Lecturers: Winchester's journalism courses boast the highest quality teaching staff, tutors and visiting editors. And they actually work with students. Our unique system of live production enables us to involve people from the very top of the profession not merely talking about their work, but working hands on in the newsroom. In the past academic session guest editors working with students for days on end included editors and senior journalists from Sky TV, BBC News, ITN News, Instyle magazine, The Guardian, the Electronic Telegraph, ITN Sport, Cosmopolitan magazine, The Sun and local and specialist magazines and newspapers, including our local regional newspaper the The Echo, with whom we have a particularly close relationship.
Facilities: State of the Art TV and online studio and a dedicated newsroom enabling students to produce scheduled news bulletins, sports and factual entertainment shows. Winchester has a policy of deliberately restricting the number of students on journalism courses and therefore students have unrivalled access to production equipment. In addition we have a network of correspondents around the UK and in overseas locations such as the USA, where we work closely with journalism students and lecturers in partner universities to produce live news.
Graduate prospects: Winchester alumni are extremely well placed to get jobs in the industry. Winchester is all about what the industry needs now, and about forging the future of journalism rather than trading on the past.
- Industry recognition: Outstanding reputation and industry contacts. Winchester has been praised as ahead of the industry itself in the field of innovation and the standard at which students work continues to amaze leading industry figures.
- Location: We are a short train journey from the centre of London - one of world's major news and media organisations, situated on the edge of a national park, close to the coast and to one of Europe's busiest port cities and the UK's naval command centre at Portsmouth. Winchester is thus an ideal place to study journalism - combing easy access to London without the cost and congestion. And importantly you stay in touch with the real Britain of small communities - the countryside as well as the towns - provincial towns as well as big city life.