5. We Care About Our Students
At Up To Speed you won’t get lost in the crowd and we will do our best to help you at all times – before you join us, while you are with us and after you leave.
If you think that sounds like hollow, marketing speak, then all you have to do is hear what some of our former students have said about us on Linked-In.
“As an experienced journalist himself, Tom is a great teacher, and encourages both the development of a personal portfolio and independent work experience throughout the course. The multi-media course brings budding journalists into the modern world with its focus on social media and the use of media platforms. Up To Speed is a great place to start!” Annie Roberts, Editor, LatAm Fund Manager
“If it wasn’t for the help, guidance and teachings of Tom Hill at Up To Speed Media Ltd I wouldn’t be working in journalism today. He helped me on the way to being able to write on a daily newspaper as well as writing weekly columns about music and getting to interview stars. I fully recommend Tom Hill and Up To Speed Media for anyone wanting to break into Journalism. He offers a fun and essential course to all.” Chrissy Symmons, Reporter, Shropshire Star
“It’s as simple as this. Without the NCTJ qualification I worked for at UpToSpeed, I wouldn’t be working as a journalist today. The valuable support and guidance Tom Hill and his colleagues offer as teachers over the course helps build a confidence that stays with you, in interview, and ultimately in the workplace. If you’re considering working in journalism, the NCTJ is the only place to start. I’d have no hesitation in recommending UpToSpeed as the place to begin that career.” Rory White, Magazine Journalist, Haymarket Magazines
“It was entirely down to Tom and Up to Speed that I got the reporter job I have today with the Cambridge News, and that I have the confidence to know I can do it well. Tom could not have been more helpful when it came to advice and help with job applications, and the course gave me everything I needed. As a result I felt way ahead of the game compared to people who had done other courses when it came to interviews and my first few weeks on the job. I would absolutely recommend the course to anyone who is serious about a career in journalism.” Ruth Norris, Reporter, Cambridge News
“I cannot recommend the Up To Speed course highly enough. I took the course after deciding on a change of career and Tom and the rest of the team could not have been more helpful. All of the tutors have a huge amount of experience within the industry and they are only too happy to pass that on. Tom in particular was a huge help and his knowledge, tips and advice are second to none. The fact the course is a fast-track course is a huge plus as you really get to immerse yourself in the world of journalism every day. And I’m already reaping the benefits of the course as without the NCTJ accredited qualification I wouldn’t have my current job writing about sport.” Chris Knight, Sports Content writer
You still have time to follow in their footsteps and join Up To Speed on one of our fast-track courses in magazine, sport, news or photojournalism starting on September 26th.
All you have to do is apply now.