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Journalism learning beyond lectures

Journalism at Brunel is far more than just sitting in lecture halls and libraries or reading books, we encourage you to get out there and find the stories yourself as you would if you were working in any top newsroom across the globe.

Whether you’re on our journalism undergraduate degree, postgraduate journalism course or the Journalism PhD programme, you’ll have the opportunity to take part and get involved in a number of engaging activities and events, both on and off our London campus, aimed around boosting your learning experience and promoting the links between literature and our local or wider community.

You’re never too far from big news corporations and networking events on or off our London campus, as you’ll be studying in the media capital of the UK. Being within easy reach of Central London is a big plus for you, especially if you’re considering work experience. Our students are fortunate to be exposed to well-known figures in addition to high-profile journalists within the industry, including Boris Johnson, James Nadal, Steve Dorsey and John McDonnell

You can find highlights, more information and an overview of just some of the great things we get up to below.


BBC Trafficked VR

BBC Innovation producers, Charlie Newland and Owain Rich, shared the new Virtual Reality experience they have been producing for the 100women event with our students.

The documentary “Trafficked” sees the user become ‘Maria’, a woman trafficked into sex slavery from Central America (Nicaragua) to Mexico, where she was held for eight years. Based on true events, Maria, and those involved in her rescue, were interviewed by journalist Lourdes Heredia.

"For those experiencing the VR documentary for the first time, it was a surreal experience. I felt like I really immersed in the story, I was the main character. I really lived her life”, said Hanna Liubakova, International Journalism MA student. 

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Just some of the things we've been up to

Off campus trips 

Our London campus location allows us to organise trips to important institutions within journalism and the media like the BBC or BFI studios, giving you a unique understating of the inner workings in the industry. Even if it’s not on our scheduled trips if there’s a story there, we’ll support and encourage you to find it!

BBC 100 women

Students took part in BBC hosted event, creating hundreds of extra Wikipedia pages in order to address the gender imbalance across Wikipedia pages. This record-breaking event witnessed over 400 women-focused Wikipedia entries added to the site with several created by Brunel students themselves.

International summer school

As a journalism student you’ll have the chance to take part in cultural exchanges, run by our wider college, to our partner universities abroad. These visits will help provide you with an opportunity to learn about the history, religion, politics, and economy of a particular country. In 2016 we visited China, in 2017 it was India so will you be joining us next? Find out more here.