AddThis SmartLayers

Highbury College, Portsmouth

Highbury is renowned as a centre of excellence for journalism training on the south coast.

Every year dozens of Highbury graduates gain a job in journalism – many of them snapped up by newspapers, magazines and radio and television stations before their course has finished.

Employers know our students are highly-trained, highly-motivated and well-prepared for the pressures of the newsroom.

That’s why Highbury graduates are in demand – and why thousands of our former students now hold senior posts in the industry.

Top professionals like ITN’s Mark Austin, the BBC’s Jon Pienaar and CNN’s Chris Cramer.

And a wide range of employers put their faith in our training programmes every year, either by sending staff for training at Highbury or by asking us to deliver tailor-made in-house training.

What can Highbury give you?

  • Real journalism – we concentrate on hands-on training
  • Real equipment – industry-standard digital studios and newsrooms
  • Real journalists – all our trainers are highly-experienced journalists
  • Backed by industry…

    Our newspaper journalism course is accredited by the NCTJ.

    Visiting editors, reporters and specialists also work on our practical training programmes.

    And many editors come to Highbury for our students, many of them recruiting exclusively from our ranks.

    Our journalism training programmes:

  • Newspaper Journalism (20-weeks)
  • Multimedia Journalism (20 weeks)
  • FdA Professional Media Production (2 years)
  • Industry-standard newsrooms

  • Four Apple Mac newsrooms
  • Two digital radio studios with digital newsroom
  • Three-camera, full colour high definition digital television studio
  • High Definition digital TV editing suite
  • What employers said about our students…

    ‘Fiona’s an extremely gifted journalist… I would employ her without hesitation,’ BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
    ‘Isobel’s stories were as good as writers with far more experience,’ Swiss Radio International.
    ‘Edward thinks, acts and works like a reporter,’ Western Daily Press.
    ‘Sally’s a quality student with a big future ahead. She has all the potential to succeed as a top flight journalist,’ Birmingham Post.
    ‘Ginny was a part of the team immediately and so useful. Are all your students so good?’ Surrey Advertiser.

    What students say about journalism at Highbury…

    ‘Excellent job prospects. Highbury gave me everything I needed to know,’ Helen B.
    ‘I would not hesitate in recommending the course to anyone interested in journalism,’ Sam R.
    ‘I’ve learned a great deal because it is so hands-on. I’ve recommended it to others,’ Caroline J.

    If you would like to chat to a member of staff about your career prospects or need further information about any of our journalism training programmes contact:-
    02392 313287 or 02392 328890
    or e-mail