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Journalism and Content Creation

TV News Set and Radio Studios

Our News Set features a three-camera studio floor and gallery

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Work under industry professionals with active business links

Excellent facilities

Dedicated newsroom and student led hyper-local news site

Journalists are taking the lead in the digital information age. We'll treat you as a working journalist from the moment you join us.

Choose any of our undergraduate or postgraduate journalism and content creation courses and you'll learn the essential skills to work in any media.

You'll learn from experience on our TV news set and in our newsroom. We have iMacs with all the latest software for audio-visual production, as well as a fully-equipped radio studio giving you the chance to get involved in OMGRadio, the University's own station. You'll find out what it's like to be a real journalist by working on our StaffsLive website; run by students, it's visited by tens of thousands of people looking for accurate reports of local events. 

Your skills will be recognised by the leading employers in the field when you graduate and start looking for a job. Our students have also won regional and national awards for their work, including Midlands Media Awards. 

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Facilities

Work experience and careers

Whatever you choose to study at Staffordshire University you will have the opportunity of a work-placement, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career. 

This work experience may be closely linked to your course, or it could develop your employability skills in a broader field. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience. 

Study with us and you'll spend at least three weeks in a work placement – most likely in a newspaper, broadcast newsroom or press office. 

Work Experience Opportunities:

Students on our journalism degrees have worked with:  

  • Sky 

  • BBC 

  • BBC Radio Stoke 

  • The Telegraph 

  • Eurosport 

  • ESPN 

  • ITV 

  • Input Media 

  • Manchester United Football Club 

  • The Press Association 

  • The Sentinel 

Our students

Ben James
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

The Sports Journalism course at Staffordshire University is probably one of the best Sports Journalism courses in the country. It’s certainly one of the main reasons that I got a job here at Wales Online working as a Digital Sports Writer.

I suppose the big aspect of the course and one of its strongest points is the Live Newsdays, giving students the chance to experience what it’s like to work in a place like this on a regular basis and that, along with the work placements, which is again one of the main reasons I got a job here straight from graduation, are what separates it as a course and a university. 

Jacob Leeks
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

We got to do so many things and meet so many people in our industry. We got to really be hands-on with sports journalism which is key for getting a job eventually. We got to go to so many different places and report on so many different things – but the highlight was probably the Staffs Uni Sports Nights which is where we went out to different grounds and reported from them and that was just fantastic. I wouldn’t have got the same level of experience at other places. 

Conor Shaw
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

We have our Newsdays on the Sports Journalism course where you’re constantly like an industry journalist really. It’s a fantastic course – you have all the help you need from the lecturers and the tutors – they really just give you all the support you need to go into a full-time working environment following university.  

I spent two years on placement at Stoke City when they were in the Premier League and the Championship so it was unbelievable really. Before Uni and first year I was at National League Chester FC level so that was a completely different kettle of fish really.

Going straight to the Premier League and working with Premier League players and staff, it was a fantastic experience and having university alongside that experience, just really prepared me for the future and helped me to know what that sports media industry was like, what I was going to expect and I think without that experience and University alongside it, I wouldn’t have been able to get a job in the industry.  

 

Joshua Dainty
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

I was really happy for the three years that I’ve spent here. I can’t speak highly enough of the equipment that we’ve had at our disposal. Having the opportunity to use these things that are used in a professional set-up as well, it just improves your skills and it prepares you for when you go into the real world and have a job in broadcasting. It’s the most rewarding time of your life in the sense that you can do great things coming out of it, so just go for it.  

Jack Bradley
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

I absolutely love the course that I study here at Staffs. The quality of the course stood out among the others. The lecturers have got great industry experience – a lot of them are still involved in the industry which I feel is really important. The facilities that we have here are absolutely fantastic. As well as that, you can also go down the route of PR – we've done PR modules on my course and that opens up a load of other possibilities as well. You’ll benefit from the experience so much.  

Our staff

Mitch Pryce
Mitch PryceSenior Lecturer

Mitch Pryce is a seasoned broadcast journalist having worked on four FIFA World Cups for ITV Sport, three Rugby World Cups, UEFA Champions League and the Olympics. He was formerly Sports Editor with Central ITV and has produced many TV sports series.

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Our graduates

Emma Jones , 2014

After freelancing for Channel 5 and radio station Key 103, media graduate Emma is now Signal 1’s breakfast show presenter and a Leeds United TV presenter.

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James Nuttall Music Journalism and Broadcasting BA (Hons), 2014

During his degree James secured interviews with big name bands and artists which saw his work widely published, and paved the way for his content writer career.

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Adam Yates Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting BA (Hons), 2013

Port Vale F.C. defender Adam Yates is an advocate for professional players gaining qualifications to broaden their prospects after retiring.

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Chris Coles Sports Journalism, 2012

Chris Coles is a sports broadcast journalist for BBC Radio Derby, where he presents all their sports programmes.

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Ben Lowe , 2011

Ben’s experiences with StaffsLive during his degree led to roles with MTV News and BBC Radio 1 after graduation. He travels the world making ‘rockumentories’.

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Roxanne Nicholls , 2011

Roxanne runs her own jewellery business based in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Harriet Rhodes , 2009

Having previously worked as a freelance journalist and digital marketing manager, Harriet now runs her own successful agency helping SMEs across the Midlands.

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Seb Hutchinson Sports Journalism, 2009

Seb Hutchinson is a freelance sports commentator who has worked on the biggest tournaments and events in world.

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