BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
Turn your love of sport into a career of writing and reporting. On this degree, you’ll dive straight into the action and gain hands-on experience as a sports journalist.
There was a lot of reading and discussion: you are encouraged to share your views, no matter how outlandish or far-fetched you may think they are. You are encouraged to push yourself and to learn new ways of reading literature, and typically discuss topics such as feminism, sexuality and existentialism, to name a few.
The level of freedom is a blessing and a curse, depending on the kind of worker you are. For me, I thrive on the level of independence, but I am also a very last-minute worker. It can be difficult to motivate yourself, but there was a lot of time outside of the classroom to dedicate to reading and research, and also to pursue projects outside of university.
I’ve always had a deep dislike of Shakespeare since secondary school. I believe that schools don’t teach Shakespeare efficiently enough, to say the least, and I wasn’t expecting anything different. Now, I have an awakened appreciation of him as I never saw myself enjoying Shakespeare’s work. I’ve since learned to read and study literature outside of predisposed bias and prejudice. On the media side of the course, I learned that I love recording and designing sound, and about various ways to practise and experiment with that.