Enrolment is now open for a short free course in Citizen Journalism, running from Truro, Newquay and Penryn, half a day a week for 12 weeks from March to July. There will be an Orientation Day on Monday 18 March at Penryn Campus, 9.00 – 1.00.

The course consists of 12 sessions learning the skills required to research, write, read and record the important new stories from in and around your area. Each week of the course is structured to offer participants the opportunity to steadily build up skills that could lead to professional broadcasting roles such as researcher, editor, producer and presenter. Supported by media professionals and academic supervisors, you will learn skills such as news gathering, audio recording, editing and writing scripts. The providers are delighted to be working with three local radio stations: CHBN Radio in Truro, Radio Newquay and Source FM in Falmouth. Upon successful completion of this module, you will receive a level 3 accreditation worth 15 credits.

Email returntolearning@exeter.ac.uk for more information or to book your place and visit the Return to Learning website to find out more.

This course if funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). Full-time students are not eligible.

The providers will aim to make this course as accessible as possible; some funding is available for transport, childcare or other potential needs depending on individual circumstances. Please ask.