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The School of Journalism run a series of practical journalism masterclasses and open evenings in our London and Manchester offices aimed at those looking to start a degree in 2021 or 2022.

The sessions are hosted by our award-winning editors and training team, giving you a glimpse into the industry and the sort of training you’d receive as a student on our BA (Hons) Journalism degree.


These two-hour practical journalism open evenings that take place throughout the year are free of charge and are aimed at A-Level students looking to attend university in 2020 or 2021.

Both parents and prospective students are invited to a talk from our managing editor and to a Q&A with our heads of journalism and training team.

You will also get the chance to participate in a range of practical broadcast and news writing exercises to see if journalism, and our hands-on training, is for you. There will also be time for feedback and careers advice.

Where and when? – Because of coronavirus, our open days will now be taking place remotely using Zoom. Sign up for more details!

  • Friday October 30, 10am – 12pm – with editorial development manager Lucy Dyer, virtual open day (drop-in)


We also run a series of practical journalism masterclasses after school and during school holidays for those wishing to dip their toe in the water before taking the plunge and applying for a journalism degree.

The masterclasses for students are also free and include a welcome talk, a practical journalism session and a Q&A.

Where and when? – Because of coronavirus, these sessions will now be taking place remotely using Zoom. Sign up for more details!

  • Wednesday October 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Mobile journalism top tips with multimedia journalist Laura Garcia.
  • Thursday October 29, 10am – 12:30pm – Entertainment journalism top tips with Indiependent editor Beth Kirkbride.



Email [email protected], call 0203 026 3781 or fill out the form on the right. Priority will be given to those sitting A-Level exams or equivalent in 2021/2022 and applying for university places in September 2021/2022.

To register for one of our free practical journalism masterclasses/open evenings or to find out more details about our unique BA (Hons) in Journalism programme, fill out the form below and we’ll get back in touch.


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At The School of Journalism you will be taught by News Associates. News Associates is the UK’s number one NCTJ-accredited journalism school, taking more than 200 trainees a year through their postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at our offices in London and Manchester. Our graduate trainees can be found working at every national newspaper, at broadcasters from the BBC to Sky News, in the local press and across a range of new media, from BuzzFeed to the Huffington Post.