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In conversation with Jon Walters

BA Sports Journalism teamed up with UDA Soccer Academy as invited guests when Premier League footballer Jon Walters came to campus for an exclusive Q&A session. Students were able to quiz the former Stoke City player and Republic of Ireland striker about his career at the top of the game and preparing for life after football.

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Joe goes to Wembley!

Joe Sargent fulfilled a lifelong ambition to work at Wembley Stadium during his Work Based Learning Placement. While based at Tranmere Rovers he went to the League Two play-off final at the world famous stadium to watch them beat Newport County to record a second consecutive promotion.

The second year student from Liverpool joined Tranmere’s media team at Wembley, where he produced video content from the historic day for the club’s website and social media channels.

It was fantastic to be given the opportunity to work for Tranmere at such an iconic stadium and for such an important match,” said Joe.

A Magic Weekend for Sports Journalism

BA Sports Journalism students got the chance to work behind the scenes and even grace the pitch at the world famous Anfield stadium during Super League’s Magic Weekend. Students formed part of the media team for the groundbreaking Community Integrated Care (CIC) Super League project that is helping people with learning disabilities access and enjoy playing rugby league. This is the first of many link-ups between CIC and BA Sports Journalism that has potential for students to work at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

A Head For Media

Double congratulations to final year BA Sports Journalism student Adam Harrison on his appointment to Head of Media at newly promoted BetVictor Northern Premier side Radcliffe FC and also for landing the Warrington Guardian award for the Department of Media student who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of journalism. Adam worked closely with Radcliffe FC on two of his final year projects, one that saw the planning and design of a special publication commemorating the club’s 70th anniversary that Radcliffe has printed for distribution to supporters. So impressed was the Bury-based club with Adam’s attitude and application that it approached him to head up its media operations.