Sue North - Programme Leader
Sue North is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Journalism. She moved into higher education after a career in regional journalism and PR spanning more than 30 years. Sue is also Programme Leader for the University's BA (Hons) Journalism degree.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
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Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
The School of English and Journalism is one of the first institutions in Europe to be awarded a 'Recognised for Excellence' accolade by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA).
The department has key research expertise in the following topics:
The teaching of journalism at Lincoln takes place in small groups within a newsroom setting, proving plenty of opportunities for one-to-one interaction with tutors. The programme has a careful balance of practical skills, using multi-platform media, and theory, providing students with the knowledge and intellectual skills needed to understand the world of modern journalism.
The School of English and Journalism maintains close working relationships with the BBC and Lincolnshire Echo newspaper. On campus, there are opportunities to gain experience in community radio, a multiplatform website, student newspapers, television, and magazines.
Where possible, core sessions are scheduled on Thursday and Friday, although students may be required to attend on other days of the week depending on module options. Full time students should expect approximately 12 hours of contact time per week and should be prepared to undertake at least two hours of self-study for every taught hour.
Core modules are designed to support and prepare students for a career in journalism. There are a number of opportunities to gain relevant experience by working for campus media, including the community and student radio stations, a multiplatform website, and the student newspaper.
The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.
This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
Creative Writing and Publishing is an innovative Master’s programme offered by the University of Lincoln in partnership with The Guardian.
Conduct in-depth research into an area of your choice, with the help of dedicated skills sessions and under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
In today’s competitive marketplace, good PR and a solid reputation is key to a business’s survival and success.
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