(LO1) Students will develop skills in a range of journalistic tasks required for political broadcasting on radio, including planning, research, writing, interviewing, reporting, producing, social media usage and blogging.
(LO2) Students will be able to plan, prepare and deliver different forms of political broadcasting, including news bulletins, expert interviews and special reports, both in a studio environment and on location.
(LO3) Students will demonstrate a capacity to apply and develop their academic knowledge of politics through the demands of responding rapidly and authoritatively to political events as they unfold, in Britain, Europe and the world.
(LO4) Students will have a clear understanding of the range and inter-dependencies of roles in a broadcasting environment and of the responsibilities of journalists, including ethical and regulatory considerations.
(LO5) Students will acquire a range of advanced transferable skills of relevance to professional contexts beyond journalism, including communication, teamwork, problem-solving and time-management skills.
(LO6) Students will understand the significance of the audience in political broadcasting and have acquired skills to expand and engage audiences.
(LO7) Students will be confident in engaging in critical self-reflection and peer-review as a means of improving the quality of their work, both individually and as part of a team.
(S2) Problem solving
(S4) Commercial awareness
(S6) Organisational skills
(S7) Communication skills
(S8) IT skills
(S9) International awareness
(S10) Lifelong learning skills
(S11) Ethical awareness
(S13) Business and customer awareness basic understanding of the key drivers for business success – including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks – and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty
(S14) Career and identity management online managing digital reputation and online identity
(S15) Communication, listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations
(S16) Communication and collaboration online participating in digital networks for learning and research
(S17) Digital scholarship participating in emerging academic, professional and research practices that depend on digital systems
(S18) Global perspectives demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens; locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources; consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings; value diversity of language and culture
(S19) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services
(S20) Information literacy online, finding, interpreting, evaluating, managing and sharing information
(S21) Learning skills online studying and learning effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal
(S22) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning
(S23) Media literacy online critically reading and creatively producing academic and professional communications in a range of media
(S24) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)
(S25) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen
(S26) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions
(S27) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics
(S28) Self-management readiness to accept responsibility (i.e. leadership), flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning
(S29) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others