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How I got my placement: Communications at the University of Leeds

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Antoinette Flocel at work on her placement

Antoinette Flocel Abel is studying Broadcast Journalism at Leeds and is currently undertaking a placement year as a Communications Assistant with the University’s Communications team, which she secured through the Leeds Internship Programme. In this post she outlines her role, and her advice for other students seeking placements.

My role

I am the Communications Assistant at the University, working on the top floor of the Ziff Building. As part of Internal Communications, I help reach staff with messages through different mediums including the staff website, all-staff enewsletter, magazine and social media. I also dabble in Student Communications by helping the team to manage the official Facebook and Twitter pages, and occasionally presenting live stories from the University of Leeds Instagram.

About my placement

Being raised in Derby, the North was never really an area I ventured to very often. However, I fell in love with Leeds on my first undergraduate open day and knew that this was a University that I would be happy to spend the next few years studying Broadcast Journalism (unaware at this point that I would also be working here too). Continue reading

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Getting into the Media

Want to get in to the Media industry? Terrified by the competitive nature of it? Take a look at these tips by Careers Consultant Venita Girvan and perhaps you’ll get ahead of the game!

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The Media sector is a large part of the UK and it is a popular form of communication that many of us rely on or use in our daily lives. The ways in which things are communicated through the media industry vary from broadcast to print:

Broadcast Media – This is information that is communicated electronically, for example, through television, film and radio.

Print Media – The communication over print media is usually done so in a printed manner, for example, newspapers and magazines Continue reading

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