Matty studied multimedia journalism and is now a Freelance Broadcast Journalist for BBC Tees
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
The tutors did their utmost to help me forge a career and find work experience placements, which helped me build a range of contacts.
This course offered the knowledge and skills to equip me to work in a fast-changing industry like journalism. I wanted to immerse myself in the multimedia aspects of the course and I’m so glad I did – I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There are no boundaries to the type of work you can do. I could explore different routes such as broadcast journalism and online journalism.
The tutors did their utmost to help me forge a career and find work experience placements, which helped me build a range of contacts. They recognise how important it is to get out there and keep ourselves busy.
I worked on the student radio station – it was so much fun. I explored how radio stations distribute their news, learnt how to be a skilled audio editor, and I had some fun along the way playing music and chatting to friends on air. It helped me into the career I have today.
I developed a range of skills that help in my current role, most importantly interviewing techniques and how to crowdsource interviews and contributors to stories. I also learnt how to communicate with people inside and outside the industry. Building contacts is an essential part of being a good journalist and the course emphasises this.
It has helped me build an understanding of other people. The course focuses on how important it is to build a relationship and communicate effectively with your interviewee.
The whole experience was great. I met friends for life and got to spend time with people who have a wealth of experience and knowledge within journalism – it was really inspiring. And the town has a lot to offer and a great nightlife.
I work as a freelance broadcast journalist for BBC Tees, mostly as a sport journalist but occasionally as a reporter in the news team or as a presenter.
Every day is different and that’s what’s brilliant about the job. I read the sports news for the breakfast or drive-time show, and spend my time in between gathering interviews and producing content for the evening sports show.
Teesside University opens a lot of doors and creates opportunities. Middlesbrough is a town that’s on the up for innovation and business and the University is central to that. Be open minded about what to expect – you never know what job you might land.