MEDIA Programme

MEDIA Programme
(Media Employability Development In Action)

Spend one year learning about different aspects of the media sector and practising your skills on a real life project, communicating careers information with Queen’s AHSS students through The Edit publication.

An excellent opportunity to assess your skills and strengths and gain relevant, up to date experience to gain an insight into this competitive industry.

Through this programme you can expect to gain:

  • Highly specialised sector skills training including use of camera equipment, film production, interview and writing skills and planning a marketing campaign.
  • Working relationships with sector professionals; mentoring, providing current industry knowledge and networking to foster future opportunities.
  • Up to date and relevant work experience to include on your CV, including project management, proactive approach to sourcing interviewees and interview skills, editing and summarising information, proofreading and IT skills.
  • Opportunities to develop and enhance transferable employability skills including teamwork, event management, networking, working under pressure, leadership skills, public speaking, using initiative, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Leadership experience acting as Student Ambassadors to promote the communication within their schools.
  • Degree Plus accreditation (Route A)
  • Increased confidence in approaching real-life work problems and developing resilience to potentially work in this sector.
  • Increased exposure to job opportunities and placement options which they may previously have missed.
Media Programme
"I’ve gained a real insight into the media industry via meeting successful journalists. Joining The Edit has helped expand my skills, improve my confidence and really added to my CV."
Orla Traynor
English and History

Open to all first and second year registered Queen's undergraduate students from any Arts, Humanities and Social Science degree discipline.

Applications are particularly welcome from students from the following Schools: HAPP, AEL, SSPSW and Institute of Theology.

Priority may be given to students from under represented courses.


There are no financial costs for the students to participate in this programme.

How to apply
Applications open in Semester 2 and can be accessed through MyFuture.  

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the interest list for this Programme please email