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Caroline Hawtin

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader
School of Arts and Media

Since Caroline began working with the University of Central Lancashire in 2008, her aim has been to share her experience and knowledge, helping student journalists across our foundation level, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to gain and develop the skills and mindset needed to thrive and succeed in this exciting industry.

Caroline currently works as programme lead for our postgraduate Multimedia Journalism programmes. Trainee journalists have been graduating from Preston since 1962 and to ensure our students continue to benefit from that prestigious and envious history, Caroline works with the journalism teaching team and current industry contacts to ensure our programmes reflect and meet the industry’s high expectations. MA Multimedia Journalism is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Council (BJTC), and the undergraduate programme, BA Hons Multimedia Journalism, is accredited by both the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

As a Senior Broadcast Journalist with the BBC for more than 12 years, Caroline took pride and delight in helping people to tell their extraordinary stories. As a researcher, producer and presenter across news and current affairs programmes, radio is Caroline’s lifelong passion and she continues to share her enthusiasm for its enduring position as a key element of multimedia story-telling, with her students.

  • PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UCLan, 2012
  • BA Hons Media & Cultural Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 1993
  • Exceptional Student Experience Award, 2018
  • Broadcast news and current affairs
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2012