Distance Learning

Oct 06

The University of the People is the world’s first tuition-free, totally online academic institution, which offers disadvantaged students an alternative to conventional university courses. It aims to provide higher education for those that would otherwise not be able to undertake education at degree level because of geographical or financial difficulties. The...

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Week One

Sep 27

Week One

It’s the last day of Week One today, which means an end to the mentalness at the station. We’ve done 4 OB’s, interviewed a selection of the SU Exec and Student Run Services on The Pulse and Zoe and I have battled on with the Daily Address at 11am every morning. The last one goes out today and then it’s on to the Week One party tonight for...

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New iPhone app for Freshers

Sep 23

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has become the first university to launch an iPhone App for it’s freshers. It provides students and staff with the latest information from the Student Union, entertainment listings where students can buy tickets and there’s also maps of the university campus and Preston City Centre. Michael Ahern is the...

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Student Finance Fiasco

Sep 22

More than 100,000 students are still without their loans as they start University this week. It is the first time that new applications have been handled centrally by the Student Loan Company (SLC) rather than by individual local authorities. This year’s delays are being blamed on the increase in students applying to Uni, which has risen by 17% compared with...

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Jul 13

Work is frantically underway amongst members of URN for the annual Student Radio Awards. We won loads last year so there’s lots to live up to. We’re entering nearly every category – best outside broadcast, best journalistic programming, best interview, best specialist music, branding…. etc and of course the big one – station of the...

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Career plans: LCC and BBC

Jun 24

As part of my career plans to become a broadcast journalist I’m planning to do a post grad in it.  There’s skills I’d like to gain in editing and interview techniques and I need a sound understanding of media law. A post grad should get me qualified in these areas so a job at the end of it should be easier.  Recently I went to the London...

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