Collaborating with Singapore Press Club to support interest in media and communications
The collaboration between James Cook University in Singapore and the Singapore Press Club includes mentorship opportunities, the formation of a Media Club, and more.
James Cook University (JCU), Singapore recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Press Club (SPC), which marks a significant effort by JCU, Singapore towards nurturing talent in the field of media and communications. The agreement seeks to impart a passion for journalism, media and communications, while providing students with role models to strengthen their knowledge and skills in these areas.
Under the MOU, SPC may accept JCU, Singapore students for its mentoring programme, enabling students to learn more about journalism, media and communications from veteran journalists. This paves the way for students to become better prepared for the realities of the industry as they learn directly from seasoned professionals.
The MOU will also facilitate the creation of a Media Club in JCU, Singapore, where students who share an interest in media and communications can further their enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject. JCU, Singapore will support members of the Media Club who wish to apply to become Student Members of SPC. Student Membership to SPC is required to participate in the SPC mentoring programme.
In addition, JCU, Singapore and SPC may work together on speaking engagements, workshops, and/or conferences. For example, a guest speaker from SPC could share their insights in a public lecture on media communications, effective public relations, ethics and law.
Ms Rachel Kelly, Management Committee Member of Singapore Press Club and Head of its Student Chapter programmes, said, “We hope that the collaboration will foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the media industry, as well as nurture and grow budding journalists at JCU, Singapore. It's an exciting time for the sector, and the partnership will expose members not only to industry events, but also insightful conversations and networking with seasoned media professionals.”
Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at James Cook University, said, “In today’s modern landscape, media and communications are critical to convey clear, useful and empathetic information, while being the key foundation to the exchanges of ideas and expertise. Through the various opportunities cultivated from this partnership, I hope that our young talents can deepen their skills and knowledge and realise their aspirations in the media and communications industry.”
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