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David Sanderson

Graduate - Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (2012)

PGDip Broadcast Journalism

“During my time studying Broadcast Journalism at UCLan I was introduced to the news editor of Radio Wave in Blackpool who was guest editing one of our news days. He invited me to take on some freelance shifts at the radio station while I completed my studies.

After successfully completing my PG Dip I landed a job working as a newsreader at Dee 106.3 in Chester. Alongside this role I also hosted a weekly four-hour sport show on Saturday afternoons.

Almost a year to the day since starting work at Dee 106.3 I moved to Real Radio North West to join the Breakfast Show as a Broadcast Journalist. Being part of a well-respected and award winning news team has already proved incredibly exciting and rewarding.

The foundations that were laid for me at UCLan could not have prepared me any better for what is ultimately a highly competitive and fast-paced career.

Training provided by a mixture of current and former industry professionals and the wealth of advice that they offered was second to none. Alongside this the radio and TV news days are as close to a real world newsroom environment as can be created.

Working under the pressure of time and accuracy fully prepared me to hit the ground running and to cope with everything that comes with being a broadcast journalist."