Student masterclasses

Getting involved in student journalism is a great way of gaining experience and helping you towards the goal of becoming a full-time professional.

But the risks involved in getting things wrong are as great for student media as they are for mainstream products.

Our regular student workshops are a great way of making sure your knowledge of media law and regulation are up to date.

We hold workshops twice a year at our London headquarters.

Lunch is provided and you also get a chance to look around the newsroom of PA in London.

The training is delivered by our course tutors so you also get a taster of what being on our NCTJ Diploma and magazine courses is like.


"Interesting, informative and integral

"Several of my colleagues and I have had the pleasure of attending numerous Press Association Masterclasses. Covering a wide range of topics, we all found them extremely useful, and returned to our student newspapers full of skills, knowledge and tips to pass on the rest of the team. Areas we have learnt about include media law, interview technique and headline-writing.

"We also thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the PA newsroom, which we found fascinating, and are extremely interested in the NCTJ course that we discussed, which a number of us plan to apply to. It was also interesting to share experiences with editors from other student publications.

"We were privileged to be in the company of such experienced journalists and receive a full day of training for free. We highly recommend the Masterclasses to any student journalist."

Zaki Dogliani, Epigram Editor 2014-2015

"The training provided the team with really useful skills on writing to a professional journalistic standard.

We learnt how to craft copy into its most engaging and concise form. The interview skills we were taught have also already been put into practice! And more importantly, being shown around a professional newsroom gave our team an insight into what it would

be like to pursue a career in journalism."

Olivia, Roar News Editor 2014-2015

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Kathryn Riddell

"It's hard to believe how much you learn in 17 short weeks, and although the work can be intense, it was also so much fun.

"You are prepared from the very first day in all of the many skills you need to use as a journalist and as well as being taught knowledge needed for exams, you're also given so much practical experience, which is one of the reasons I chose the course in the first place."

Kathryn Riddell // Live blog reporter, The Chronicle

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