Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists
Many newspapers now require prospective junior reporters to have passed the NCTJ's preliminary examinations before starting work.
The industry standard for accredited journalism courses sets a benchmark based on exam results and also stresses the need for courses to focus on skills convergence and multimedia journalism.
All NCTJ courses meet the accreditation standard and follow the NCTJ curriculum, and all are designed to give you the best possible chance to get a job in journalism.
The Journalism Fund
The fund is administered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). In addition to the NLA, the fund is sponsored by Associated Newspapers, Press Association, Pearson, Thomson Reuters and Sky.
The fund is aimed at people without the financial means to attend NCTJ-accredited journalism courses who can show they are either socially or ethnically diverse. All applicants to the fund will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to journalism and the potential to be successful.
Since its launch, the Journalism Diversity Fund has awarded over 200 bursaries to financially support NCTJ students’ training, which has helped many students forge successful careers in journalism.
Please visit the Journalism Fund website for more information.
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals.
During standard term time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.
Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.