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NTU formalises excellent relationship with the Nottingham Post

Staff and students have gathered to witness the signing of an agreement between NTU and the Nottingham Post.

Professor Edward Peck and Mike Sassi
Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Peck and Nottingham Post editor Mike Sassi sign the agreement

Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Peck met Mike Sassi, editor of the Post at the University’s Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism on Thursday 16 November to formalise the long-standing and successful relationship.

Journalists covering the event for the Post were all graduates from NTU and current journalism students had the chance to interview the Vice-Chancellor about the new agreement.

It will continue to give students the opportunity to learn journalism skills on the job.

Carole Fleming, Director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, said: “This signing shows the fantastic relationship between the university and the Nottingham Post.

“Our students are able to gain invaluable first-hand experience working in industry and it gives the Post an opportunity to spot the best talent which is great for the paper but also the city as skilled graduates are retained.”

Mike Sassi, editor and publisher of the Nottingham Post, said: “This event formalises a relationship which has been going for a very long time. This is a relationship which benefits the Nottingham Post and its journalists, NTU and its students, but also the wider Nottingham community.”

  • Notes for editors

    Nottingham Trent University was named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award recognises NTU for its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience and engagement with employers.

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year.

    It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities, containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. The University is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. The prize recognised pioneering projects to improve the detection of weapons and explosives in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook and seeks to attract talented students and staff from across the world.

NTU formalises excellent relationship with the Nottingham Post

Published on 16 November 2017
  • Subject area: Media, journalism and communication
  • Category: Press office

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