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Journalism course claims employment rate of 94pc

Graduates from a journalism course have achieved an employment rate of 94pc, a university has revealed.

Glasgow Caledonian University claims 17 out of 18 students who completed its 2011/2012 MA Multimedia Journalism course had found employment by the time of their graduation ceremony last month.

The graduates are employed at a range of media outlets, including Clyde and Forth Press, BBC Scotland, Channel 4, Sky News online, STV Local and, with 13 of them gaining permanent jobs and four freelancing.

The ceremony took place on the same day that graduate David Lyons won the student award for Sports Journalism at the National Council for the Training of Journalist’s Awards for Excellence and he is now a reporter for the Highland News.

Julian Calvert, media and journalism subject leader at GCU, said: “This has been a great week for our multimedia students and shows how important our courses’ twin accreditation is for their employability.”