Classes are now underway for the new recruits at JMU Journalism following a busy week of induction activities for this year’s undergraduate freshers.
The first years got a taste of what life will be like at Liverpool John Moores University and beyond in a series of ‘welcome’ events. These included a trip around city and visiting the British Music Experience for the Journalism students, while the Sports Journalism cohort were given a tour of the internationally-famous Aintree Racecourse.
Aside from a chance to meet the staff, there was also a themed treasure hunt on the agenda, with a pub quiz at Frederiks on Hope Street proving to be a popular night as teams competed for the chance to win Amazon prize vouchers.
Head of Journalism, Fran Yeoman, said: “It has been great to welcome our newest set of trainee journalists onto campus and into the LJMU Journalism community this week. Starting university can be a daunting experience as well as a really exciting one and it has been brilliant to see our students starting to settle in.
“This week we start turning them into reporters; I’m looking forward to seeing them progress.”
— Michelle Ponting (@MichellePonting) September 20, 2023
Great first year sports journalism @JMUJournalism tour of Aintree. As ever thanks to @AintreeRaces and @TheJockeyClub for making us feel so welcome, but especially to historian and tour guide Jane Clarke for her entertaining knowledge and enthusiasm. pic.twitter.com/Q6cjZsraY9
— Tim Abraham (@JustMrTimNow) September 20, 2023
— JMU Journalism (@JMUJournalism) September 20, 2023