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Jack Kenmare

Jack made sure he tried all aspects of journalism throughout the course.

BA (Hons) Journalism

I work as a social media executive at LADbible group, writing articles and interviewing some of the biggest names in sport.

Jack Kenmare

Why Teesside?


I chose to study at Teesside after visiting an open day. It was a great experience and I could immediately sense the positive vibe around campus. Plus I didn't want to leave the North East so it seemed like the best fit.

Best thing about your course?


The course gave me the necessary skills to go out into the real world and apply for a range of different jobs. And everyone was so welcoming – the fact that one of my classmates is now a best friend is just another positive about the course and the University in general.

Tell us about your work experience placement


I made sure to try all aspects of journalism throughout the course; broadcast, online and print. In the first year I undertook a two week placement on the BBC Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter Scheme at Radio Cumbria. In second year I spent a week at The Whitehaven News to try my hand at print. And then in my third and final year I spent a week at LADbible Group, who eventually decided to take me on full time after a successful week writing features and news stories.

Did you have a good social life?


The Students’ Union had a good range of activities and events which was a great way to meet new people. From KAPOW on a Monday night to Dirty Disco on a Friday, there was always something going on, and the drinks were cheap too!

I also played futsal, football and five-a-side in my spare time.

Did you live in university accommodation?


I stayed in University accommodation throughout my three years. It was great fun, especially in the first year.

What have you done since graduating?


I work as a social media executive at LADbible group, writing articles and interviewing some of the biggest names in sport.

What advice would you give to anyone considering journalism?


Don't worry if you're unsure about what field of journalism you want to progress in. The course at Teesside covers all areas and you’re encouraged to explore different avenues so you’ll soon realise which path you want to take.

Would you recommend Teesside University?


I would recommend Teesside University to anyone who is considering it. You won't regret it. My time at Teesside really helped me achieve my career goals.