Huddersfield New College has today published a special lockdown edition of the HNC Echo to coincide with the relaunch of the College’s virtual Journalism enrichment offer.
The HNC Echo is the student magazine, written by students, for students. The magazine is produced as part of the College’s enrichment programme, with students from across College planning and producing engaging content that is then published.
Over the first lockdown, students were invited to write for a special lockdown edition – regardless of whether they participated in the enrichment programme or not. The edition has now been published as the College encourages students to find out more about how they can become part of a new team of journalists. The unique lockdown edition contains a wide range of content from reflections on lockdown to short stories and poems written as part of competitions, reflecting and capturing the unusual times.
Following the roll out of a revamped enrichment offer last week, students are all invited to join a special introductory session to learn more about what becoming a HNC Echo Journalist entails, and how this can enrich their HNC experience on 1st December. This will share more about what getting involved entails, the skills that will be gained and the opportunities on offer – without any obligation to sign up. This enrichment is open to all students regardless of study programme, and whilst some students do have an interest in journalism as a career, all that is needed is an interest in writing and being part of a team producing the magazine.
The lockdown edition of the magazine can be viewed below and an introductory video here. Students can also email email@example.com for details and to join the introduction to the programme on 1st December.
Hayley Doyle, Director of Marketing & Enrichment Lead for Journalism says: “There are many reasons students write for the HNC Echo. Some of course do have an interest in creative based careers or becoming a Journalist, whilst others join to express themselves and have their work published. As a former Journalist, I really enjoy supporting students to produce their very own magazine, and helping them to be inspired by our visiting speakers such as Journalists. The pandemic is not putting a stop to our magazine, and I can’t wait to support our creative writers via our revamped virtual programme. Whilst our lockdown edition reflects the creativity of our students, as a team we are very much looking forward to writing again about topics outside of Covid-19, reviewing music books and films, and investigating some of the key issues facing young people today. I look forward to welcoming new members of the team, and if you have ever thought about writing please do join us on 1st December to find out how the HNC Echo offers you a creative outlet!”