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Change of School name launches year of major developments

29 January 2018

Logo of Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture.
The School's new name - Journalism, Media and Culture.

The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has become the School of Journalism, Media and Culture after Cardiff University officially approved the change late last year.

The new name better reflects the full breadth of the School's cultural activities, which include teaching, research, scholarship, and public engagement.

Since its establishment in 1970 by Sir Tom Hopkinson, the name of the School has changed on a number of occasions to accurately reflect its ever-growing course portfolio, diversity and reputation.

The change heralds a busy year for the School as it prepares to move into to a state-of-the-art building in Cardiff’s Central Square Development, situated alongside national broadcaster BBC Wales.

The move to No. 2 Central Square will enhance an industry-academic interface, putting students at the heart of a vibrant media environment in Cardiff city centre.

Head of School Stuart Allan said: "We are very proud of our School’s history, while working hard to build on our strengths to push ahead in exciting directions.

“It seemed fitting to coordinate our new profile with our relocation,” he added.

The School now offers an extensive range of BA, MA and PhD courses with syllabi that include digital journalism and media, public relations, popular culture, media management and global communications.

It is also developing its expertise in teaching and research focused on the cultural and creative industries, which includes forging links with a wide array of partners outside the University.

Professor Allan concluded, "Our new name reflects the growing importance of journalism, media and culture for modern societies, as well as signalling our commitment to enriching our students’ education and future career prospects.

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