Stories from Freshers’ Week

Our new intake of BA Journalism students have spilled their guts about drinking, disasters and delights – a warts and all report on Freshers’ Week 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University. Check out their stories here.


To say this was their first time in a TV studio, the new L4 students did a great job at the Induction Week newsday !

Freshers set off on Twitter trail

The new BA Journalism students set off on their first assignment today, to find 12 Sheffield landmarks in our unique Twitter trail. The students will return to collect their prizes on Friday at the journalism news day.

Not – Make Believe: Sheffield DocFest shines

  Never mind Parklife, Download and the Isle of Wight festival, or even Glastonbury. Sheffield Doc/Fest was the place to be to kick off the summer festival season   I had just finished my first year as a journalism undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University when I was offered a delegate pass to Doc/Fest. I was…

Student dissertation published in academic journal

The dissertation of SHU graduate Daniel Brookes has been published in a special edition of prestigious journal Digital Journalism. Daniel researched the tweeting habits of journalists at The Star in Sheffield and with his supervisor Dr Lily Canter turned the dissertation into an academic research paper. The paper was presented at the 2015 Future of…

Degree is passport to new life

Former SHU journalism student Steve Dunks is proof that a journalism degree can take you places you might never have imagined. The 23-year-old, who graduated in 2014, is now teaching English to school children in South Korea, as well as writing his first novel. Steve, originally from Lincoln, lives in Tongyeong, a small city on…

Journalism field-trip was ‘fantastic experience’

Forty-three first year student journalists toured the BBC HQ and saw a live debate in the Houses of Parliament during their field-trip to London. Undergraduate Molly Williams (pictured) reports on her experiences  of the weekend: The SHU journalism trip to London was fantastic! London with its rich history and bustle of metropolitan life offered boundless new…


  Who said academics were fusty old bores ? Three Professors, No Piano were one of the first acts to perform at this year’s SHUFEST. Profs Roger Eccleston, Chris Sammon and Wayne Cranton  went down a storm with their classic indie rock set featuring The Clash, The Housemartins and a gem from The Waterboys. It…

Graffiti pix shot by students used by BBC Look North

  Pictures gathered by TV students for their newsday were used by BBC Look North and Sheffield Live. The students filmed graffiti that had been daubed on the walls of Starbucks near the Winter Gardens on December 10th. It stated “Pay Ur Tax”. The story was brought in by Eleanor Ingleby. It was filmed by Rob…

Personal insight into prematurity

Journalism lecturer Clare Jenkins presented a personal insight into the world of premature babies on BBC Radio 4 this week.  Clare – who also co-runs independent radio company Pennine Productions – presented and produced the half-hour documentary, The Incubator. It traced the story of her twin nephews, born just before Christmas 2013, four months premature….

BBC Look North’s James Vincent speaks to Hallam TV students

BBC Look North’s James Vincent gave some great filming tips to Hallam’s  TV journalism students. James is a video journalist with Look North and often films and edits his own pieces. During his talk, he gave some sound advice about making engaging television from seemingly unfilmable stories. Oh and there was the time he turned up to…

Breaking News – How 5 Live dealt with the Paris attacks

Lecturer Philo Holland talks about how a normal night at Five Live turned into the biggest news story of the year. He was in charge of the newsroom  when the first details came in of the horrifying attacks in Paris. He spoke to TV students Eleanor Ingleby and Heyla Arbabha