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November 21 2016

Wrexham Glyndwr University’s journalism students have celebrated a 100% employment success in their course presentations.

Author and gay rights campaigner, James Wharton, presented the awards to students on the Certificate of HE in Journalism on Friday.

The students, all now working as journalists, were also presented with their National Council for the Training of Journalists certificates by James, who is an honorary fellow of the university.

He urged them to continue with the high standard of journalism set by the NCTJ accredited course.

“Journalism remains a really important part of our society so go out there and do the best job you can,” he said.

The journalism course – part of the School for Creative Arts - works in partnership with local media groups to give students both the NCTJ qualifications and over 300 hours of work experience spread over 22 weeks. It offers one and two-year options for achieving the industry standard NCTJ diploma.

Susan Perry, deputy editor at NWN Media, which provides placements for the course said she was really proud of all the achievements of all the students.

Course leader, Janet Jones, paid tribute to the dedication and commitment of the students, the university and regional media groups which had resulted in the job success.

“We are looking forward to watching their progress, along with all the other Wrexham Glyndwr University journalism students who are now working in newsrooms across the country,” she said.