John Collins: Why bother with media courses?

THE first thing I say when I start a new year with my HNC students usually ‘puts their gas at a peep’: “Welcome to the course that doesn’t guarantee you a job when you finish.”

It’s an essential piece of honesty when we start ‘climbing the foothills’ of radio broadcasting. Because the course in itself won’t get you a job. It’ll make you more employable, but it’s only part of the answer.

So what is?

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