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Sam Blacklock

Sam has already had the opportunity to work with Sky Sports boxing and is excited for what the future holds.

BA (Hons) Sport Journalism

'This course will certainly help me achieve my ambitions.'

Sam Blacklock

Why Teesside University?


I visited a wide range of universities around the country, but when I first visited Teesside I had a feeling this was the university for me. The facilities were fantastic and the staff were extra helpful. From speaking to them at the open day I knew that their experience and passion for the subject would benefit me in the long run.

Sunderland and its food banks


Sam Blacklock , BA (Hons) Sport Journalism student at Teesside University travelled to Wearside to find out how Sunderland is coping as a one of the many regions in the country who are experiencing a rising demand for foodbanks.
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Why sport journalism?


Sport is a big passion of mine and has been from a young age. I am heavily involved with cricket around the country and I knew that I wanted to put my knowledge of cricket and other sports into a degree so sport journalism was perfect for me.

What is the best thing about your course?


It’s got to be the opportunities which Teesside University offer, I have met some people who have been very beneficial to my career. For example I have had the opportunity to work with Sky Sports boxing, which is an opportunity that doesn’t come up very often. The University have so many industry links it’s great to be a part of it.

Tell us about the campus


The library is fantastic and a very cool place to work. The bright and funky colours make it very vibrant to work in. I also spend a lot of time in the Students’ Union and really enjoy the wide range of different events they offer.

Have you done a work placement or placement year?


Yes I was lucky enough to secure a placement with Local Television Limited as a production assistant. This involved working with the team in the news room and out on location at shoots. I assisted with editing on Adobe Premiere and had the opportunity to present the sports section of the show. It was such a great experience.