Portsmouth Journalism course awarded second year in a row

Last week at the Awards for Excellence organised by the National Council for the Training Journalists (NCTJ), the BA (Hons) Journalism course from the University of Portsmouth was awarded for its achievements.


The ceremony was sponsored by The Independent and took place on Thursday 28 November at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, celebrating NCTJ-accredited courses. Following last year’s success, the journalism degree from our School of Film, Media and Communication was recognised again as the Best performing Higher Education Undergraduate course.

“We are very proud to have won this NCTJ award for a second successive year. The award is testament to the hard work of our 2019 graduating cohort and the commitment and enthusiasm of the Journalism staff.” – Ian Tapster, Course Leader, BA (Hons) Journalism

BA (Hons) Journalism Principal Lecturer Paul Foster and Course Leader Ian Tapster at the Awards for Excellence Ceremony


The course performance Awards for Excellence are based on students’ achievements in the coursework and exams of their respective journalism degrees. In the 2018-19 academic year, 230 students on accredited courses achieved the gold standard of A-C grades in all exams and shorthand at 100 words per minute. The full list of winners and more information can be found here.

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