Students hear about the advantages of joining the NUJ

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
Winners of the 2019 Bristol NUJ prize for journalism students at UWE; left-right: Lily Barrett, Chloe Mobbs, Alex Crowther; (Photo © Simon Chapman 2019)

Winners of the 2019 Bristol NUJ prize for journalism students at UWE; left-right: Lily Barrett, Chloe Mobbs, Alex Crowther; (Photo © Simon Chapman 2019)

JOURNALISM students at the University of the West of England heard about the benefits of being part of the world’s largest union for media workers when Bristol branch’s chair and secretary dropped in on a lecture.

First-year students were told by chair Paul Breeden that students can join the NUJ for a one-of fee of only £30 that covers their entire university course. It entitles them to a student Press card – opening doors to them in many situations where they have to prove their identity.

And when they’ve finished their studies, student members automatically qualify for temporary freelance membership and receive a 50 per cent discount on their first year of membership. Student members who start full-time employment once they have finished their studies get a 25 per cent discount on their first year of full membership.

Paul and branch secretary Simon Chapman were also at UWE to present prizes to two students who won their year groups in the annual NUJ UWE Student awards.

They congratulated students Chloe Mobbs and Alexander Crowther for the quality of their entries – Alexander won the first year prize in the last academic year, and Chloe shared the second year award with collaborator Lily Barrett.

The other winners, May Morton (graduate award) and Bethany Schofield (third year) received their awards in the summer.

Meanwhile, second year students in UWE’s Journalism Society have also asked to find out more about NUJ membership and what it takes to be granted a Press card. Paul and Simon will be back to talk to them next term.

Winners of the 2019 Bristol NUJ prize for journalism students at UWE. Left-right: Lily Barrett, Paul Breeden chair of Bristol NUJ, Chloe Mobbs, Alex Crowther; (Photo © Simon Chapman 2019)

Winners of the 2019 Bristol NUJ prize for journalism students at UWE. Left-right: Lily Barrett, Paul Breeden chair of Bristol NUJ, Chloe Mobbs, Alex Crowther; (Photo © Simon Chapman 2019)

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