The School of Journalism is having a practical open evening for their BA (Hons) Journalism degree in Manchester on Thursday, June 15 from 7pm-9pm
The opening evening will be hosted by our award-winning editors and training team, giving students a glimpse into the industry and the sort of training they’d receive at The School of Journalism.
Both parents and students are invited to the two-hour session including a talk from our managing editor and a Q&A with our heads of journalism and training team.
Students will also get the chance to participate in a range of practical broadcast and news writing exercises to see if journalism, and our hands-on training, is for them – followed by feedback and careers advice.
If students would like to attend or have any questions, they can call 0208 545 1662.
Saffiyah Keig-Momin gave a fascinating and illuminating talk on ‘Why study music at Oxford?’ last week here at AGGS. Saffiyah was a student at AGGS from 2007-2014 and an active musician and performer throughout her time at school, directing many of the ensembles and leading 1st Orchestra and String Orchestra as violinist.
Her talk helped explain the process of application, how to choose a college (there are 32 at Oxford!), what to expect at the interview, and what life is like as music student there.
Saffiyah is currently a 3rd year student at Somerville College, Oxford and is hoping to continue postgraduate studies in music at either Oxford or Manchester, with a view to becoming a university lecturer.
Ex-Student, Alice Bennett, will be returning to school on Friday 23rd September to talk about Earth Sciences and how her course is going so far at Imperial College, London.
Compose your future: centre stage this October
Our subject specific exhibitions are coming to London and Manchester this autumn – starting with Compose your future, an exhibition for those interested in studying music, dance, drama, and theatre; as well as journalism, film, broadcast, and multimedia production.
This exhibition is a unique opportunity for your students to meet performance professionals and practitioners from universities, colleges, and conservatoires. Representatives from the Royal Academy of Dance, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and dance are among those exhibiting.
The exhibition will also feature live performances from current degree students, as well as several workshops and a number of interactive demonstrations.
There’s less than four weeks to go, but free tickets are still available.
Compose your future
MCCC, Manchester: 12 October 2016
Students interested in creative arts? Bring them to Design your future
Design your future
MCCC, Manchester: 22 – 23 November 2016
Join us in London or Manchester this November for Design your future – a creative and media arts-focused exhibition for students interested in graphic design, fine art, multimedia, and related subjects.
Book your free tickets now to avoid disappointment!
Find out how you can give your students the competitive edge
Birmingham City Centre: 6 December 2016
You’ll soon be able to book your place for our popular Competitive Admissions adviser conference; coming to Birmingham this December. This year we’ll explore a new range of competitive courses, and you’ll also have the chance to attend new workshops, including a competitive careers session.
Booking details coming soon…
For information on all of our upcoming events, visit
The University of Manchester Discover Days give you real, in-depth insight into the unique features and opportunities of degree courses that you might study at Manchester. You’ll gain first-hand experience of university study, learn more about Manchester student life, and be able to make informed decisions about your university choices before the UCAS application process starts.
This summer we will be hosting a great programme of Discover Days in the following subjects:
· Discover Fashion Business – Wednesday, 22 June
· Sociology – Monday, 27 June
· English Literature and Creative Writing – Tuesday, 28 June
· History – Wednesday, 29 June
· Chemistry – Thursday, 30 June
· Psychology – Friday, 1 July
· Life Sciences – Tuesday, 5 July
· Computer Science – Wednesday, 6 July
· Law – Thursday, 7 July
· Midwifery – Thursday, 7 July
· Nursing – Tuesday, 12 July
· Engineering – Wednesday, 13 July
· Philosophy – date to be confirmed
Further dates will be announced.
Online booking for this summer’s Discover Days is now open. Check the following website for more details and to sign-up: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/aspiring-students/discover-days/
With the summer holidays round the corner it’s the perfect time to think about getting that all important ‘foot in the door’ with work experience.
In partnership with the News Academy and featuring guests from the BBC, Salford City College are hosting a ‘Get into Journalism’ event. Giving you the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry through a series of journalism masterclasses.
The News Academy will be using the event to ‘talent spot’ young journalism talent and launch their hotly anticipated Summer School programme.
So come along to FutureSkills at MediaCityUK on Friday 20th May from 12 noon – 3pm and learn commentary skills, red carpet coverage and how to pitch short video.
This is a free event. Please book your place online here:
January 25th at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Main Hall
Careers talk: Mr Tim Shephard (Sheffield University Music Dpt) and former AGGS pupil Beth Nichol.
Beth Nichol is coming back from Sheffield to speak with one of the lecturers, Tim Shephard, talking about what it is like to study music at a university. Beth is currently doing an MA there.