The best way for you to learn journalism is to go out and be a journalist. Talk to real people about real stories. And publish them in real newspapers, magazines, television and radio programmes and web sites.
The Centre for Journalism was created and is staffed by working journalists with decades of experience at the highest level of real newspaper, television, radio and online newsrooms. So from the outset, we designed the centre to replicate those environments. That meant building newsrooms with state-of-the art hardware and software, wire feeds from the Press Association, and satellite feeds from Reuters World News.
But newsroom culture is about much more than equipment. As a student here you will quickly learn that it means thinking as a journalist from the beginning of the day until the end.
That's why we start each morning - as all newsrooms do - with news conference, examining the day's news agenda from different angles and perspectives, and planning how we would cover the day's stories for different platforms.
So as your day unfolds - whether you're working on assignments, practising shorthand, discussing issues in a seminar, or taking part in a full news day - you always have the journalism output at the heart of your thinking.
In turn, it means that when it comes to working in a real newsroom - as you will on your guaranteed work placement - you'll be even better prepared to hit the ground running.