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NWRC student Stewart is making his own headlines

21 August 2018
Leo and stewartnwrcweb
26 years-old Stewart Robson is now working as a newspaper and online journalist after completing the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at North West Regional College, Derry~Londonderry. This highly respected course has been responsible for training some of the most talented journalists working in the media in Northern Ireland and further afield.
It was on the advice of other journalists that inspired Stewart to apply to the college’s Strand Road Campus.
“The course sounded like something that could help my career move forward,” said Stewart. “And it was everything I wanted and more. I'd been living in Belfast since moving home from Australia in 2016, which was my second stint there. I've always been a keen traveller and enjoy being in new surroundings so thought I'd give Derry a go and it was a great decision. “It's a great place to live and there's always news around somewhere.” Just weeks after starting the course, Stewart was offered a week’s placement at the Belfast Telegraph. He continued: “After that, I was brought in every Friday which led on to every Monday and Friday and today, I'm working on a freelance basis. It's been fantastic and I've learnt so much in such a short space of time. “The staff at NWRC were incredible. Everyone that I was taught by is an expert in their field, whether that be in print, video or broadcast journalism. They took a genuine interest in my progress and were there at any time to offer advice and support. “I felt like I was nurtured every step of the way by tutors and my classmates who had the same drive and determination as I did. It's that personable feel about the college that makes it stand out as well as the top-class teaching and expert knowledge that was passed on every day. “I'm happy to say I'm now an employed journalist! I'm working on a freelance basis for the Belfast Telegraph, BBC Sport NI, and Culture NI, so I'm being kept very busy but wouldn't change it in the slightest. “ If you or someone you know is receiving GCSE results, Start with North West Regional College this September and let your learning experience take you anywhere. Call 028 7127 6000 or visit for more details. For more information come along to the College’s Clearing Day events at either Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry, Main Street Limavady Campus, or Derry Road, Strabane, on Thursday 23th, and Friday 24th, and Tuesday 28th August 10.00am - 4.00pm – course information and careers guidance will be available.

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