Alex Anthony-Lewczuk - Programme Leader
Alex is Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Journalism and Public Relations. His research interests include community radio, rural events, science fiction, and science in society.Academic Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
This course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and recognised for excellence by the European Journalism Training Association. The University of Lincoln is a Member of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA). Relationships with industry bodies can enable students and graduates to benefit from industry contacts, work experience and internship opportunities.
We have many media outlets at Lincoln, where your journalism work can be seen by a potential world-wide audience. LSJ News is the news and features hub used by all our students to showcase their course work, The Linc is a student-run news site, Siren Radio is our campus-based community radio station, and Cygnet PR is a student-run PR agency.
This course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and recognised for excellence by the European Journalism Training Association. The University of Lincoln is also a Member of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA).
Gaining industry experience is an important element of this programme. Students are supported in finding work placements in regional or national organisations. Please note that students will be expected to cover any travel, accommodation, and general living costs associated with their placement.
There are a number of extracurricular activities available for students to develop their skills. The University is home to Cygnet PR, a student-run PR agency through which students can experience working on live projects for external clients, as well as the University’s student magazine, print, and web publications, and its community and student radio stations, Siren Radio, and Brayford Radio.
"My lecturers bring such a wide depth of knowledge to my learning. I also love the variety - I could be listening to a lecture on court reporting in the morning and then writing a press release for a new drinks brand in the afternoon."Megan Winzer, BA (Hons) Journalism and Public Relations student
Graduates may choose to pursue a career in either journalism or PR. There are potential roles in print, broadcast, online media, public relations, advertising, corporate communications, publishing, and freelance copywriting. Some students also go on to study further at postgraduate level.
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At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
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