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No Times like the present

22 September 2022

Empty red chairs with white writing saying Good University Guide 2023
The guide provides an overview of higher education in the United Kingdom.

The School of Journalism, Media and Culture has risen 5 places in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 to be ranked in the top 10 schools in the UK for communication and media studies.

As well as achieving a subject ranking of 6th in the UK, the school improved its score in the key areas of teaching quality, student experience, research quality and graduate prospects, highlighting the excellent employability outlook for graduates of the school.

The guide makes use of the very latest data available on each of the metrics in rankings, much of which was released for the first-time during summer 2022.

Head of School Dr Matt Walsh said, “The Times guide is important because it looks at schools in their entirety. From teaching to research and from completion rates to graduate prospects.

“Having emerged from the shadow of the pandemic, it is good to see that in-person teaching is again, along with our facilities and fabulous location, making such a difference to our students’ learning experience.”

Super September

September also brought news of a BAFTA nomination, the appointment of a new editor for Popular Culture and the release of Transforming Magazines.

BAFTA nomination

S4C documentary ‘Covid, y Jab a Ni’ was shortlisted in the ‘News and Current Affairs’ category for this year’s BAFTA Cymru Awards.

The film, presented by senior lecturer Sian Morgan Lloyd and produced by associate lecturer Gwenfair Griffith, investigated the trail of misinformation surrounding the Covid-19 vaccination. The awards will be held on October 9th.

Journal appointment

Congratulations to Dr Ross Garner, who was appointed to the editorial team for the Taylor and Francis journal Popular Communication.

The journal publishes research on communication symbols, forms, materiality, systems and networks within the context of transnational and globalized popular culture.

Mapping the Magazine

Emeritus reader in magazine journalism Tim Holmes published a book based on the papers from the conference, Mapping the Magazine.

Transforming Magazines: Rethinking the Medium in the Digital Age contains fresh research into a wide variety of periodical types, and will appeal to communication and journalism scholars, historians, digital media and visual studies researchers.

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