4th April 2002

 

EX-STUDENT TAKES THE PULSE OF WEST YORKSHIRE

 

A Journalism graduate from University of Lincoln has joined the news team on Bradford-based radio station The Pulse of West Yorkshire. 

 

Emma Carrick, (21) who graduated last July, was contacted by The Pulse in February and offered the position of broadcast journalist.  

 

She began work at The Pulse two weeks ago after spending nine months in charge of the university radio station, Siren FM.

 

The Pulse, originally Pennine Radio, has now been running since the early 1970s and reaches an audience of approximately 250,000 across the whole of West Yorkshire.

 

The post of broadcast journalist involves working on the newsdesk researching, editing and presenting news stories.    “The journalism degree and the experience of working as station manager for Siren FM have been invaluable and have led to my dream job,” said Emma, who is originally from East Morton near Keighley.  “It’s a challenging job but great fun.”

 

In addition to her Journalism degree Emma gained valuable experience working on Yorkshire Television’s Countdown series, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Leeds and Viking FM.

 

The university’s first cohort of Journalism students graduated in July 2001.

 

Others who have landed plum jobs in the industry include Nick Veevers, a journalist at Burnley FC, and Charlotte Templeman, press officer for Richard Corbett MEP.

 

For further information on the BA (Hons) Journalism degree please contact Marketing and Recruitment Services on 01522 886223.