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rachel wheatley

rachel wheatley

Rachel studied the NCTJ diploma in Journalism.

Find out about 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?


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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