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Hamlets Students Enter Jungle of Journalism through Careers Day

With trips to the African Safari and the urban jungle of New York safely tucked under their belts, students of Tower Hamlets College in East London were all set for a riveting introduction into the dizzying world of journalism.

Richard Martin, freelance journalist, headed off the College’s careers day which featured spokespersons from the fields of IT, Law, Accounts, Engineering and Film and Television. Each was invited to sell the benefits of their representation to students interested in those professions.

A Journalist’s Life

The College’s population of around 2,000 students is drawn from a multitude of ethnic varieties and all undertook a Careers Workshop Day. This allowed them to judge the benefits and drawbacks of those particular fields. Having recently been awarded the “best general Further Education College for A levels in London”, the campus was treated to a thrilling rendition of the journalist’s life, courtesy of Richard.

Having worked with such heavyweights as The Guardian and The Independent, Richard currently works for ITN and Sky Networks, using tales as diverse as meeting the Queen to dodging land mines in Kosovo, to captivate his audience. He explained the mechanics of putting a story together and used the controversial death of Slobodan Milosevic as an example of how foreign correspondents operate with newspapers and television networks in major events.

But more than that, he perhaps rallied more to his cause with the story of how he met a certain Ms. Kate Moss!

Vijay Pattni

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