Students graduating from the Sports Journalism MA at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have gone on to secure jobs at a number of high profile media outlets.
The students, who are completing their course this summer, have been given roles at organisations such as BBC, Sky News, CNN and BT Sport.
Daldeep Kaur has just started on the prestigious 11-month BBC Journalism Training Scheme while former co-editor of the Sports Gazette, a publication run by the course’s students, Matt Horsman has been taken a full-time job in rugby production at BT Sport.
Young Sports Writer of the Year Finalist Nick Friend is now working full-time for SportProMedia in their editorial team. He is returning to St Mary’s next week to give advice to the new cohort of Sports Journalism students.
Adam Samuel has secured a four-month internship with CNN International and will be working on their daily sports news programme while former graduate Alys Bowen has started a full-time role as Interview Producer at Sky News and Emily Victoria is freelancing with the production team at Sky Sports News.
Ena Bilobrk will be doing some freelance work for Perform Media Group in Munich and also taking on regular shifts with SNTV in London, who she worked for during the recent FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Programme Director of Sports Journalism MA at St Mary’s Daragh Minogue, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary at the University this month, said, “I’m just delighted that so many of our students are getting great jobs so quickly after completing their studies. Our focus on employability on the course is key to this success.”