£3000 paid placement or journalism project bursary
At the School of Journalism, we know it’s hard to juggle employment with your studies. Which is why we’re the only journalism degree offering £1,000 paid placement or £1,000 towards a journalism project each summer of your studies*. Over the course of your degree that’s a whopping £3,000 towards your studies.
Do you have a burning desire to travel abroad and investigate a topic?
Or do you have a great idea for a multimedia project you’d like to see come to life?
We’re offering you the opportunity to pitch to us how you would spend the £1,000 and if we like the idea, the money’s yours and we’ll provide support and guidance along the way.
Throughout June, July or August, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience for one month with either Mancunian Matters or another journalism placement we’ll source for you – and we’ll pay you £1,000 each year.
We’ll ensure your placement is hands-on, and in the newsroom and will treat you like a journalist, not a student. You’ll come in pitching story ideas and taking part in news conferences, and we’ll get you to reacting to breaking news stories as they unfold.
Previous trainees have provided round the clock coverage of Manchester’s council elections, with reporters in the press boxes at the counts. They were also the first to break the news of disturbances in Manchester that signalled the start of the riots – beating the Manchester Evening News and the BBC to the story and first photos.
Not only will you earn money, but these opportunities are relevant to your studies – helping to further develop your employability skills, build relationships with industry contacts and further expand your portfolio.
*These are optional opportunities, which can be taken up each summer subject to passing that year.