Royal engagement spurs Libby to aim higher

“I decided last minute that I wanted to do Broadcast Journalism and chose Staffordshire because the facilities here were just amazing and we had access to them whenever we wanted....I’ve loved every second of it, I’ve met some amazing people, I’ve done some amazing things and I wouldn’t change a second of it for the world!”

Libby Lovell, BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism

Libby Lovell had a right royal time as a student reporter while at Staffordshire University and is staying on to do a Masters.

Libby, 21 from Crewe, came to the University to pursue a lifelong passion for journalism on the BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism course.

Libby’s stand out moment was covering a royal visit to National Memorial Arboretum for the student news channel StaffsLive, where Prince William opened a new remembrance centre.

She said: “Prince William’s visit was a fantastic experience with lots of national press and I don’t think I’d have had that opportunity if I hadn’t come to Staffordshire University.

“I decided last minute that I wanted to do Broadcast Journalism and chose Staffordshire because the facilities here were just amazing and we had access to them whenever we wanted.

“I’ve loved every second of it, I’ve met some amazing people, I’ve done some amazing things and I wouldn’t change a second of it for the world!”

The course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and lecturers have extensive industry backgrounds. There is a strong practical focus with weekly news days in the state-of-the-art broadcast newsroom and hands-on work experience opportunities for students.

“I’ve done several placements at Global Radio in Birmingham and at local stations too. I’ve also had the opportunity to do some amazing things on news days.”

Libby is staying on to do a Master’s in Journalism in September. She hopes to hone her writing skills on the postgraduate course and has aspirations to work in PR.

“Since coming to Staffs I’ve been more confident in myself, I’ve made loads of friends and I’m really happy where I am now." She commented.

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