Post 16 students at Wilmington Academy recently attended a drop down assembly on careers in journalism.

Presenting to a room packed with interested students, Richard Pendry, lecturer at the University of Kent Centre for Journalism, stressed to students looking at this field to choose a further training arena where there is a track record of students gaining employment- something that the centre is proud of with paid work experience and journalistic specialisms being paramount. He elaborated upon areas of journalism including writing for a newspaper or television work.

Richard discussed his journalistic career and experiences including working with the actor Ross Kemp on the BAFTA  winning series Ross Kemp on Gangs.

He discussed the types of subjects that students might be studying which are relevant to journalism- English, media, history and politics and the Centre entry requirements

Thank you to Richard for an interesting and useful presentation.