Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers, Visits and Events

At Up To Speed you will meet all sorts of interesting people and try things you have never tried before.

Here’s a flavour of what students at Up To Speed have experienced in recent weeks:

  • A fascinating exhibition of photographs from the last general election loaned to us by the British Press Photographers’ Association.
  • A gruelling weekend on Dartmoor with the Royal Marines Reserve.
  • A challenging drama workshop on assertiveness and interview techniques with Sasha Paul, an actress whose television credits include Peak Practice, Casualty, and Dangerfield.
  • A first-hand insight into the glossy world of magazines from Peter Jackson, Managing Director of Grayling Publishing, and the former editor of Elle, The Sunday Times Magazine, and the TV Times.
  • Top tips on student reporting from Neil Lancefield, one of the Press Association’s new generation of Multi-Media video journalists, and a former winner of the NUS/Daily Mirror Student Sports Reporter of the Year Award.
  • A revealing behind-the-scenes look at town hall politics with Councillor Guy Montrose.
  • A rape trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.
  • The thrill of seeing their name on a front page lead in their first week of work experience.

Click on Courses to find out more about our Short and Fast-Track Multi-Media Journalism Courses and the NCTJ exams you can take.

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