Events

We’re committed to holding and attending practical and accessible events across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Here’s our current line-up, but do get in touch if you think we’ve missed a trick!

Upcoming Events

When: Tuesday, January 22, 10am-12pm
Where: London College of Communication
What: Journo Resources founder Jem Collins leads an informal discussion with second-year BA journalism students about the journalism industry and finding work experience placements. Please note, this event is open to students at London College of Communications.

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When: Monday, January 28, 6.30pm-9pm
Where: Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London
What: Founder of Journo Resources Jem Collins and Opinions Editor for the i Paper Barbara Speed will be hosting an informal drop-in session at Women in Media’s London session at Amnesty International. Bring pitches, CVs or general questions and we’ll do our best to answer.

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When: Tuesday,January 29, 2pm-3.30pm
Where: University of Oxford Careers Service
What: A hands-on workshop by Journo Resources founder Jem Collins looking at just what gets you your first job in journalism. We’ll be looking specifically at CVs and cover letters, as well as how to find your dream job in the first place.

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When: Wednesday, February 6, 12pm-7pm
Where: University of Leeds
What: Journo Resources founder Jem Collins and Designer Jack Dearlove will be holding one-on-one drop-in sessions, as well as taking part in a networking event and panels.

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When: Saturday,February 16, 3pm-4pm
Where: University of Sheffield
What: A hands-on workshop looking at how to pitch editors as a freelancer, with Journo Resources founder Jem Collins. Bring ideas and we’ll aim to get them in a pitchable state by the end of the session! There will also be a networking session from 4pm-5pm.

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When: Monday, March 3, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Where: People’s History Museum, Manchester
What: A hands-on workshop looking at how to pitch editors as a freelancer, with Journo Resources founder Jem Collins. Bring ideas and we’ll aim to get them in a pitchable state by the end of the session!

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When: Monday, March 25, 6pm-8pm
Where: Amnesty International, New Inn Yard, London
What: A hands-on workshop by Journo Resources founder Jem Collins looking at just what gets you your first job in journalism. We’ll be looking specifically at CVs and cover letters, as well as how to find your dream job in the first place.

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When: Tuesday, March 26, 6pm-8pm
Where: University College Cork, Cork
What: A wide-ranging talk from our founder, Jem Collins, looking at how to break into the journalism industry, freelancing, the student media bucket list and more.

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When: Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7
Where: University of York Student Union
What: Our founder Jem Collins will be attending the Student Publication Association’s annual conference, assisting with a variety of panels.

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Past Events

  • Journo Resources at The Telegraph: Journalism, Your First Three Years (November 21)
  • SPA Regional Conference, Exeter (17 November)
  • SPA Regional Conference, London (3 November)
  • Cardiff Journalism School, Jem Collins Appears On Employment Panel (23 October)
  • Epigram Training Talks, Jem Collins On Digital Journalism, Bristol (100 people, 20 September 2018)
  • Breaking Into The Media with Grace Dent & Farrah Storr, The Ambition Plan (Networking, 3 October 2018)
  • Amnesty Student Media Festival 2018, Stall and Careers Advice, London (31 August 2018)
  • Byline Festival 2018, Uckfield, Full Programme of Events (24-27 August 2018)
  • Women in Media Conference, Manchester, Freelancing Workshop and Harassment in the Media (3rd/4th March 2018)
  • London Metropolitan University, Panel, Reporting Crisis and Human Rights (7th March 2018)
  • Student Publication Association National Conference 2018, Cardiff, Talk and Panel (7-8th April 2018)
  • University of Oxford, Getting in Journalism, Panel (45 People, 31st January 2018)
  • Journo Resources Launch Party: Why We Need To Be Constructive About The Media (90 People, 1st February 2018)
  • Goldsmiths University Media Conference, Freelancing Workshop (25 People, 3rd February 2018)
  • Petroc College Annual Awards Ceremony, Guest Speaker and Awards Presentation (250 people, 5th January 2018)
  • SPA Regional Conference, Exeter, Freelancing Workshop (30 People, 24th November 2017)
  • SPA Regional Conference, London, Freelancing Workshop (30 people, 18th November 2017)
  • Byline Festival 2017, Breaking Into Journalism Workshop (25 People, 3rd June 2017)

Feedback

Jem came to Queen Mary to do a freelancing masterclass and the students were more than happy listening to her advice and knowledge. She answered all questions and gave the students some self-belief that they can succeed with freelancing. We had 100% positive feedback and by the next day, two ofour students were paid freelancers.

Christine Stokes, Student Activities Co-Ordinator

 

I’ve seen Jem give talks and present awards several times now, most notably at Student Publication Association Awards 2017. Jem is fun, engaging and understands the tone of an event (be it debauched or distinctly serious). I’d highly recommend as a host or a speaker at any event.

Richard Brooks, Former NUS Vice-President