Free summit for student journalists

Amnesty InternationalOn 21 and 22 August, Amnesty International and the National Union of Students will host a special two-day summit for student journalists.

Giving you the opportunity to learn from the best in the field, Amnesty International and the NUS have brought together media experts such as Evan Davis (BBC Radio 4 and Dragon’s Den Presenter), Owen Jones (columnist at The Guardian) and Krishnan Guru-Murthy (presenter of Channel 4 News) for this inspiring two day event.

This year’s summit includes sessions on how to perfect your presentation skills, how to deliver a perfect website and how to be a political journalist.

It can also prepare you for your next step in journalism, and offer some excellent networking opportunities with professionals from across the industry, and some excellent opportunities for content for the first weeks of the new term.

The summit will include:

  • Skills sessions on writing, page design, interview skills, making the perfect website, newsgathering and photography.
  • Question and answer sessions with leading professionals in sports journalism, reporting overseas, political journalism, comment writing and entertainment journalism.
  • Keynote speakers
  • A panel on Amnesty’s new torture campaign
  • An opportunity to quiz the NUS President face to face
  • A panel looking at different ways to get into professional journalism

 Speakers also confirmed so far include Andrew Gilligan (London editor of The Sunday Telegraph), Eirwen Oxley Green (chief sub-editor at Marie Claire), Jordan Jarrett-Bryan (sports reporter at Channel 4 News), Paul Conroy (freelance photojournalist) and Zoe Beaty (senior features writer at Grazia).

The summit is free (with a £5 registration charge to cover admin costs), but you will need to register to be able to attend. Food and drink will be provided over the two days.


What: NUS and Amnesty International UK Student Media Summit 2014
Where: Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
When: Thursday 21 August (12-7.30pm) and Friday 22 August (9am-5pm)
Who: Designed for student journalists. Attended by media professionals.


To register for the event, follow this link.


You can book accommodation at The University of Westminster halls of residence, which are nearby, for £42.00/night.

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