Emma Davies, BA (Hons) Journalism
Choosing Journalism at Derby
I felt that a degree would help me greatly in gaining employment as a Journalist. The work experience I’m doing whilst at University is also essential as I feel that having the degree alone is not enough.
The work I have done since starting has been really interesting. We recently did photojournalism which I thoroughly enjoyed and completing the research and development file for this was a highlight.
I love the lecture content as we get to discuss a broad range of topics. I like that we are given a voice and can offer our opinion in class. I have most enjoyed the writing of assignments and learning the law and ethics of Journalism.
A Supportive Network
The tutor’s will sit with you when you ask for help and discuss your assignment. They will go it through it with you point by point and help you wherever you need improvement or if you don’t understand something.
I like that I can approach my lecturers and that they listen and help you if you are struggling. They want to help us improve, get better marks and to pass the course.
There have been plenty of opportunities for me here at Derby. I write for the University student magazine ‘Dusted’ and am also doing some work for a local charity. I hope to continue these for the duration that I am studying here.
A Rewarding Experience
The main rewards of being on the course were getting to learn which I love, making new friend and meeting new people, being able to finally write for a magazine now a newspaper and working towards the degree I need to get a job in my chosen career.
I would recommend Derby to anyone. I am a mature student and I think it will be the best decision I have ever made. The lecturers are friendly and helpful as are the other students on my course. Most importantly the staff all want you to go away with a degree of the highest mark.