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Katie Price meets a UCLan protege

Jessica Nightingale was star struck when she met celebrity Katie Price at a London photo call. “Honestly I really couldn’t believe my luck. It was so exciting. It was fantastic when I first saw her. I did feel star struck and had to pinch myself. I couldn’t actually believe I was there to interview her,” said the third year newspaper journalism student.

Insider tips from BBC magazines boss

BBC Magazines and Worldwide director Nick Brett is visiting UCLan to give an insight on the industry. Nick, who is also chair of the Periodicals Training Council, is a keen supporter of student journalism and a frequent visitor. Nick will touch on the latest developments in the industry but is equally keen to hear your ideas and comments about what makes a great magazine. Come along. Thursday 26 January: 1300 to 1500 in Harrington 339. All welcome

Gaughan plays a blinder at The Independent

Bolton Wanderers may be struggling in the Premier League but Jack Gaughan who’s been reporting on their progress for The Independent newspaper is on fine form. Jack, a third year third year newspaper journalism student, spent part of his placement on the national daily’s sports desk filing match reports, profiles and backgrounders.

Lauren signs on for IPC

Postgraduate magazine journalism student Lauren O’Callaghan is celebrating landing a job before her course finishes. The uclan student has fought off tough competition to secure one of the two places on IPC’s graduate editorial training scheme at its Blue Fin headquarters in London.

The Sun shines on Uclan students

Britain’s biggest national daily is taking on two uclan students as graduate trainees. Andy Snell and Andy Halls join The Sun in August. “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to work for the best newspaper in Britain. I’ve always dreamt of working for a national, going straight from University is a dream come true. “The Sun produces the world’s best journalists, so to work side-by-side with them is a fantastic moment for me,” said Andy Halls who graduates in July.

Postgraduate journalism advice day

We’re holding our annual Postgraduate Advice afternoon on Saturday 11 June. So if you’re interested in a career in newspapers, magazines, broadcast or international journalism drop by and have a chat with our staff in the Greenbank Building on our Preston campus.

Writing for the top people’s paper

Third year newspaper journalism student Tom Chandler has given a critique of The Times… and had it published. Tom was invited to review the 18 March online edition of the top people’s paper. His 250 word review, which also appeared in the print edition examined that day’s coverage of events in Japan, the British economy and the arts.

“I was sent an e-mail after

Caterpillars triumph in top footie tourney

The Courant Caterpillars romped home to victory with a 14-8 win against Real Journalists in the 2011 Swingewood Cup. Although Real got off to a brilliant start to score the first goal of the match their cries of joy quickly turned to sobs of anguish as the Caterpillars rammed in goal after goal.

Students bag top BBC award

Students from the School of Journalism, Media and Communication have won a major BBC award for a multi-media project, writes Amina Saito.The Innovation Award was presented by comedienne, actress and singer Victoria Wood to the team at a one day BBC North Developing Talent Conference hosted by uclan.

Kris in line for Royal Television Society award

A former postgraduate broadcast student has been shortlisted for a Royal Television Society Award for his investigative reporting on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kris Jepson, said his nomination as Young Journalist of the Year was a “great honour and rather unexpected. It’s been seven years of hard work and persistence, as well as the odd bit of luck”.