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rachel wheatley

rachel wheatley

Rachel studies the NCTJ diploma in Jounalism. 

Find out her story here.

What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I worked in the promotional marketing industry and ran a staffing agency.

What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I wanted to return to post-graduate study and find a professional university course close to where I’m based.

What’s the atmosphere like around campus?

It’s relaxed and friendly, with a spacious, open feel.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

The course is very diverse and consisted of different age groups and people from a range of backgrounds. Students get the opportunity to work in a professional media placement during the course, which is a fantastic way of applying the course’s skills to a real-life journalism job. Glyndwr is also one of the few universities in the country that has a professional partnership with a media group offering this arrangement to journalism students.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I hope to secure a job in broadcast or journalism.

What has the support been like?

There is a huge amount of one-to-one support on the course. The tutors are exceptionally caring, understanding and always available to talk with. There’s a sense of encouragement and positivity from day one.

How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?

The range of industry contacts I have made have been invaluable. The course has helped to open some important doors in my career so far and gaining a recognised, industry qualification (NCTJ Diploma in Journalism) is vital in such a competitive job market as media.

If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?

Life-changing

The course has taken my life in a completely new direction and given me a new sense of purpose. The skill set and professional qualifications I have gained have all been worth the hard work!

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