Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Attention NCTJ students

Entries for the NCTJ spring exams are due in by Friday, March 2.

You can see the exam dates and exam times here

Do now
  1. Fill out the exam entry form here Tick the box in section B saying you're a CMP student. You have to pay the exam fees when you submit the form.
  2. You can see the exam fees here Scroll down to the section: Diploma in journalism. You do not have to pay a registration fee.
  3. If you want to sit any exams overseas, see details here Scroll down to the section: Sitting exams abroad. 
Once you have entered
  1. Download Tips files and mock exam papers for the subjects you have entered from the NCTJ Exam Papers and Exam Tips libraries.

    These are situated on the OLA's home page.
  2. You must submit coursework with these exams: Broadcasting, and Videojournalism for online. Message the college for details.
  3. Once you have entered, await instructions from the NCTJ, not from us. It normally sends them to you around 7-10 days before the exam.
  4. Queries about exam arrangements should go to the NCTJ, not to us.
  5. Your results will go to you, not to us.
Essential Journalism and Newspaper and Magazine Regulation exams
The NCTJ will provide mocks for these exams, and will let you know arrangements when you enter.

CMP does not have any mock exam papers for these subjects.

Friday, 17 November 2017

NCTJ notice

Please note that the NCTJ Business journalism course has been updated.

Please download the updated lessons (v.17.00) from the OLA.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

NCTJ exam entries due in next week



 

Reminder for our NCTJ diploma course students: entries for the NCTJ spring exams are due in by Friday, September 29.


Students doing our NCTJ diploma courses need to decide whether to enter any subjects.

You can see the exam dates and exam times here

Do now
  1. Fill out the exam entry form here Tick the box in section B saying you're a CMP student. You have to pay the exam fees when you submit the form.
  2. You can see the exam fees here Scroll down to the section: Diploma in journalism. You do not have to pay a registration fee.
  3. If you want to sit any exams overseas, see details here Scroll down to the section: Sitting exams abroad. 
Once you have entered
  1. Download Tips files and mock exam papers for the subjects you have entered from the NCTJ Exam Papers and Exam Tips libraries.
  2. You must submit coursework with these exams: Broadcasting, and Videojournalism for online. Email us for details.
  3. Once you have entered, await instructions from the NCTJ, not from us. They normally send them to you around 7-10 days before the exam.
  4. Queries about exam arrangements should go to the NCTJ, not to us.
  5. Your results will go to you, not to us.
Essential Journalism and Essential Ethics exams

These replace the Reporting exam and are mandatory. You can see details here

The NCTJ will be providing mock exams and will let you know arrangements when you enter. 

CMP does not have any mock exam papers for these subjects,

Message us if you have any questions.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

NCTJ diploma exams: November sitting



Reminder for our NCTJ diploma course students: entries for the NCTJ spring exams are due in by Friday, September 29.


Students doing our NCTJ diploma courses need to decide whether to enter any subjects.

You can see the exam dates and exam times here

Do now
  1. Fill out the exam entry form here Tick the box in section B saying you're a CMP student. You have to pay the exam fees when you submit the form.
  2. You can see the exam fees here Scroll down to the section: Diploma in journalism. You do not have to pay a registration fee.
  3. If you want to sit any exams overseas, see details here Scroll down to the section: Sitting exams abroad. 
Once you have entered
  1. Download Tips files and mock exam papers for the subjects you have entered from the NCTJ Exam Papers and Exam Tips libraries.
  2. You must submit coursework with these exams: Broadcasting, and Videojournalism for online. Email us for details.
  3. Once you have entered, await instructions from the NCTJ, not from us. They normally send them to you around 7-10 days before the exam.
  4. Queries about exam arrangements should go to the NCTJ, not to us.
  5. Your results will go to you, not to us.
Essential Journalism and Essential Ethics exams

These replace the Reporting exam and are mandatory. You can see details here

The NCTJ will be providing mock exams and will let you know arrangements when you enter. 

CMP does not have any mock exam papers for these subjects,

Message us if you have any questions.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Have you done an internship or work experience?

 
We are creating an 'alumni' on our website of the places where our students have done work experience or internships.

If you would like to be included, please email barney@collegeofmediaandpublishing.co.uk and tell him:
  • Your name
  • The organisation / magazine / website  etc where you worked.
  • Your role
Also, attach a photograph if you would like us to use it (optional).

Thanks!

Friday, 2 June 2017

What's your story? We'd like to hear it

We are looking for stories about our students and graduates to use in press releases.

This could be an excellent opportunity if you want to raise your online profile.

This is the type of stories we are looking for:

  • The course changed your life. For example: it led to a career change, or gave you new direction or purpose, or helped you overcome difficult personal circumstances.
  • The course led to significant success - a promotion, a new job, or you started your own business.
  • You study somewhere unusual, or fit your studies around an unusual job.
  • You have beaten the odds. For example, you were told by your school teacher you would never be able to write; or you launched your own business without any money after being made unemployed.

If you have an interesting or unusual story to tell, let us know.

Email cleland@collegeofmediaandpublishing.co.uk with a brief summary.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Do you need a career blog, or a website?

Our partners, BST Creative, have built many successful sites for our students, and are offering special deals.


We strongly encourage our students and graduates to have career blogs. They are an essential part of your online profile, which is an absolute must in the online world.


They give you the chance to present your CV, introduce yourself to prospective employers and showcase your skills and achievements.


Our students have found they make a big difference when it comes to job hunting.


BST Creative built one for CMP student Samson Dada – and he was recruited by the global customer advocacy business http://www.inevidencecrp.com/ almost immediately.


They told him the blog made his application stand out.


See Samson’s career blog
Another CMP graduate, Noy Shani, went to BST for a career blog, and it played a significant part in him getting a role with The Sporting Index Group, based in Kennington, London. See his blog


And Chris Carra won a national award for his blog, which was designed by BST.


Other CMP students have started businesses after they graduated, and have used BST to build their websites. See one of them


BST’s Ultimate business start-up package is ideal for students who are looking to set up freelancers after qualifying. It it comes with a website, logo, business cards and essentials.

See http://www.bstcreative.co.uk/product/ultimate-business-start-package/


CMP students and graduates get a 20% discount on all BST’s packages. See details: http://www.bstcreative.co.uk/chichester-design-packages/

Use this code on the booking form: CMP2017