BA Journalism and Sport Journalism

BA Journalism and Journalism (Sport Journalism) Interviews

Candidates will be selected and invited to an interview date based on their personal statement and education history.

Interview Activity Information

Plymouth Marjon University prides itself in core values that weave through the culture of the university, the staff and the students. Those values are also at the heart of a good journalist and we hope to see some of that potential in your interview day.

You will take part in a news day where stories will be developed and produced for Radio, TV or online. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge to succeed in this and you will be given lots of guidance throughout the session, so bring along team working skills and an interest in journalism.  We are assessing your ability to work hard and be enthusiastic about your subject.

Here are some things to bring with you:

Item

Details

Compulsory

Story idea

We will choose some of the ideas to develop within the news activities.

Yes

Portfolio

You may have started a blog, vlog or have a news or photography portfolio.   We are always interested to see your work.

No

Lunch

We will have a working lunch so please bring a packed lunch or money to buy something from our canteen.

No

Enthusiasm

We are looking for passion and commitment to the subject. Previous experience of journalism and associated technology is not required.

Yes

 

 

Schedule for day

The day will last from 9:15-15:30 and will include: 

Time

Activity

Who should attend

9:15-9:30

Registration

Candidate and guest

9:30-10:15

Campus Tour and Student Support Talk

Candidate and guest

10:15-11:00

Course content and introduction to the news day. 

Candidate

11:00-12:30

News day activities and interviews

Candidate

12:30-13:15

Lunch

Candidate

13:15-15:15

Production Interviews

Candidate

15:20-15:30

Q & A, Course Overview

Candidate and guest

The day will end at 15:30.

Interviews will run from December.