Radio Summer Schools

Master classes with multi award winning broadcasters and journalists are a feature of the programme of Summer Schools in the historic cathedral city of Lincoln. Choose from one, two or three week courses in a range of aspects of broadcasting and broadcast journalism.

Accommodation can be arranged in comfortable apartments on the centrally located campus.

Courses include:

  • Radio and Television Production
  • Television News Production
  • Converged News Production
  • Radio News Production
  • Online Journalism
  • Community Journalism

Students will have the opportunity to have their work published in a range of outlets or broadcast on Siren FM, a Community Radio station for the City of Lincoln, located centrally on the University’s main campus..

Your Tutors

John Cafferkey is a Senior Lecturer in the Lincoln School of Journalism and teaches radio, television and sports journalism. John worked as a journalist, sports reporter and commentator for BBC Lincolnshire and BBC Radio Derby where he was part of award winning radio programmes. He is now Programme Leader on the MA Sports Journalism at the University of Lincoln.

Barnie Choudhury is currently a national radio and television News Correspondent for BBC News and over the past twenty-eight years he’s won eight national and international awards. Barnie has worked on Radio 4’s Today programme, File on 4 and Newsnight. He specialises in reporting from diverse and “hard to reach” communities after becoming  a national correspondent in 2001. More recently he entered academia when he joined the University of Lincoln in 1999. In 2009 and 2010 Barnie was invited to join the Marquis Who’s Who in the World and in March this year was appointed as a lay member for the Department of Health’s Equality and Diversity Council. His role is to advise the government on its policy regarding fairness in the NHS.

Andrew David has more than 30 years experience as presenter, producer and senior broadcast journalist for the BBC. He has managed and presented media training, awareness and communication programmes for various blue chip companies and as well as organisations seeking to expand their effectiveness in all the media, including Boots PLC, Pfizer, British Midland, SmithKline Beecham,  the Kimberly-Clark Corporation  and the Church of England. He is currently the Managing Editor of Siren FM; the community radio station based at the University of Lincoln.

Lawrie Hallett has been a member of Ofcom’s Radio Team since 2004, with special responsibility for Community Radio and, more recently, digital radio policy development. He has a background in radio journalism, production and presentation, working for both public service and commercial broadcasters.  He has also worked on the management side of radio as a specialist technical consultant and for the Community Media Association on policy and station development projects.  Lawrie is currently completing a PhD in Community Radio at the University of Westminster.

Zara Healy is an experienced broadcaster, producer and journalist. She has worked in both commercial radio and BBC radio/ television since 1993. Zara has produced and presented radio programmes, bulletins, live broadcasts and documentaries. She has also directed several BBC dramas. Zara is a trained teacher and also offers mentoring, coaching and training to groups and individuals. She now works at the University of Lincoln as a Senior Lecturer, teaching radio to media production students. They produce a range of high quality, creative content, including broadcasts on Siren FM, documentaries, features and radio dramas. She continues to freelance as a broadcaster.

Dylan Roys has worked in broadcasting since the eighties. He began presenting programmes on hospital radio before training as a journalist and radio presenter at the BBC, where he worked from 1994 until 2007. Dylan specialised in outside broadcasts both in news, programme production and presentation. He has a particular interest in community focused broadcasting and has worked with a diverse range of people and community groups, giving them the confidence and skills to go air. He now works as Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln teaching broadcast journalism, live programme production and radio drama.

Rod Whiting is a highly experienced broadcaster who’s worked as an editor in one of the most successful commercial stations in the UK; a sports reporter with IRN/ITN covering international events including Wimbledon, The Boat Race, Golf’s Open Championship and the Ryder Cup;  The official radio reporter for the European Golf Tour; Television reporter with regional News programmes East Midlands Today and Look North with credits on BBC News 24 and still currently presents a daily breakfast show on local radio.

Deborah Wilson has 30 years of broadcasting and journalism behind her, primarily for the BBC in regional radio and television.  She now leads the accredited BA programme in Journalism at Lincoln and led the team that won the BJTC’s ‘Innovation in Broadcast Teaching’ Award in 2009.  She has published articles on broadcasting and journalism and is a regular speaker at international conferences.  Deborah is an external examiner for other broadcast and journalism education providers and is a judge for the Radio Academy’s ‘Nations and Regions’ and ‘Radio Production’ Awards.  She serves on the East Midlands branch committee of the Radio Academy and the national steering committee for the Radio Studies Network.

Additional Information

Date of Course: July/August 2011.

Cost of Course: £TBA.

For more information contact: Deborah Wilson.


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