Multimedia Journalism BA Welcome Pack

Welcome to Multimedia Journalism BA 2022.

First, we are going to settle you all in and make sure that you are clear about your timetable and what you have to do! We are going to spend time getting to know you – as you will spend time getting to know both us and your classmates.

And we’re going to get stuck in right away. You’re going to be learning what journalism is all about, how to find news stories, how to interview people and how to write stories. You will be learning how to do that for online, for radio and for television. You’ll also be learning about the law, the ethics and the important structures of power we report on.

You will be doing three modules each semester. Typically, you can expect to have classes three days a week but you will need to spend a further two days a week preparing, studying and practising your skills.

Kate’s contact details are below so if you have any early questions to ask, don’t hesitate to drop her a line or send her a text.

Programme leader

Photo of Kate Ironside

Kate Ironside (she/her)

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media



Welcome and Induction session

Term starts on Monday 26 September, but we will have an early online session before to welcome you to our Multimedia Journalism course:


As well as a laptop, bring a hard drive and memory stick to enable you to back up your work.

Enhancing skills, building networks and engaging in the wider University community

We have our own community radio station NLive Radio.

Journalism students provide the news for NLive, both on air and online, and volunteer as reporters, producers and presenters. Come and talk to our station manager Martin Steers and get involved.

The Students’ Union also has a host of societies and sports for you to join – there is something for everyone!

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