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Friday 6 March 2015

Magazine journalism staff 'highly commended'

BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism has been re-accredited by the Professional Publisher’s Association (PPA) for a further two years following their recent visit.

The course team were highly commended for their expertise and high standards by the panel, which was led by PPA Director of Careers, Loraine Davies; Suzanne Imre, editor of Living; and Vicky Meyer, editor-in-chief of The Resident.

Professional Publisher’s Association

Our students were also commended fo 2 r their innovation and creativity.

Mary Hogarth, the programme group leader for features journalism, said she was delighted at the outcome.

“The team has worked incredibly hard to continue to improve standards and ensure the course keeps pace with the changes in industry. Being accredited for a further two years is a terrific achievement both for our students and the course team.

“We have an impressive cohort of students and alumni, who continue to achieve great things as part of their studies and when they go into industry – be it on a work placement or into their first job.”

Visiting professor Gill Hudson working with magazine journalism students during a guest editing session.

Accreditation by the PPA is recognised among employers as an industry kitemark for excellence, which makes our students highly employable.

The PPA has access to more than 200 employers ranging from traditional women’s weekly consumer magazines to business ­to-business data and information providers, and from large multi-territory companies to smaller local creative teams.

To find out more about writing and communication courses here at Southampton Solent University, visit the writing and communication homepage.