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Free journalism workshops & events at the School of Journalism

The School of Journalism runs free journalism workshops, Q&A sessions and open days aimed at those looking to start a degree in 2024 or 2025. 

The sessions are hosted by our award-winning editors and training team, giving you a glimpse into the industry and the sort of training you’d receive as a student on our BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree.

If you are a sixth form or gap year student please use this page to sign up for our free events.

If you are a university student, graduate or career changer, please sign up for our free workshops here.


Our two-week summer school is a practical course introducing you to the basics of all forms of journalism.

Based in our Twickenham newsroom you’ll cover news and feature writing, data and digital journalism, social media, photography, broadcast journalism and more.

Sessions are led by our award-winning training team and there will be talks from industry guest speakers.

You will also get a chance to produce stories for our partner publications.

Find out more here. 


Our journalism masterclasses and open days for those wishing to dip their toe in the water before taking the plunge and applying for a journalism degree.

The masterclasses and open days for students are free and there will always be a chance at the end of each session to ask questions about anything and everything to do with our courses and getting into journalism.

Sign up for our free journalism events and open days using the form below, open to sixth form or gap year students. If you are university student, graduate or career changer, sign up for our events here.

Our upcoming events are listed below:

  • Saturday May 25, 2024, 10am-1:30pm (in person London) – News journalism workshop

  • Tuesday June 18, 2024, 6pm-8pm (remote) – Everything you need to know about podcasting with The News Agents producer Laura FitzPatrick and The Personal Best Podcast host Ruby Smith

  • Wednesday June 19, 2024, 7pm-9:30pm (remote) – News journalism workshop

  • Saturday July 20, 2024, 10am-1:30pm (in-person London) – News journalism workshop



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