Print journalism course named as best in the country for fourth year in a row

For the fourth year running Nottingham Trent University’s BA (Hons) Print Journalism course has been crowned as the UK’s top performing undergraduate journalism course, accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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CBJ staff at the NCTJ Skills Conference

For the fourth year in a row Nottingham Trent University’s BA (Hons) Print Journalism degree has been crowned as the UK’s top performing undergraduate journalism course, accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

The prestigious accolade is presented as part of the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference, where the university was named as the institution which has the highest percentage of students achieving the industry recognised NCTJ gold standard: A-C grade passes and 100 words per minute shorthand.

The course is based in the university’s Centre for Broadcasting Journalism (CBJ) and has been training aspiring journalists for over 20 years.

Graduates go on to work at major media outlets such as BBC, Sky, ITV, national newspapers, magazines, PR and radio stations across the country.

Amanda Ball, acting head of CBJ, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be named by the NCTJ as the best performing undergraduate course in the UK for the fourth year in succession. It is a fitting reward for all the hard work and dedication shown by students and staff at the CBJ to maintain such high standards."

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    Photo caption (L to R): John Pienaar, deputy political editor for BBC News, Amanda Ball and Tracy Powell of the CBJ, and Kim Fletcher, chairman of the NCTJ.

    Nottingham Trent University's five-year strategic plan Creating the University of the Future has five main ambitions: Creating Opportunity, Valuing Ideas, Enriching Society, Connecting Globally, and Empowering People

    The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Nottingham Trent University in November 2015. It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution's world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud, led to the prestigious award.

Print journalism course named as best in the country for fourth year in a row

Published on 30 November 2016
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