If you’re a student or a recent graduate who’s passionate about journalism then we want to hear from you! Whether you’re a writer, blogger, vlogger, photographer, radio journalist or work in any other kind of media you can apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2020 as long as you meet the eligibility requirements below.
To apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2020 you must:
be aged 18-25 on 1 July 2020
be a registered student, enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or higher education institution OR have graduated from a degree course after 1 July 2018
be a native speaker of English OR be able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (a formal qualification is not required, just the ability to speak at this level)
not have participated in Future News Worldwide or Future NEWS before
be dedicated to a career in journalism, in any form
be available to travel to and from the UK on any date between 11 – 16 July 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: if you are shortlisted for a place at the conference you will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (identity, age, student status and English language ability).
The online application form includes two questions designed to test your journalistic skills and interests. Find these questions on the following link: https://www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide/apply?fbclid=IwAR08sKvKAOgKiHEcK12mhEoNHr3NFnBYRYpAO-i8b4i1zFypySD-eXE8dBc
It is not possible to save your work whilst completing the form, so we recommend you compose your answers to these questions offline, then copy and paste them into the form.
We recognise that quality journalism comes in many formats, and we encourage you to use multimedia in your responses to these questions. If you wish to give your answer as a written article you should use the space provided. If you wish to respond in multimedia format (such as video or podcast) please upload your file to a hosting site (e.g Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud) and provide a link in this space.
All answers will be judged equally regardless of format.
Before starting your application, have the following documents to hand:
Professional reference from your editor, manager, teacher or past employer
English language qualification certificate (if you have one).
Applications close at noon GMT (UK time) on 14 February 2020
All answers must be submitted using the online application form. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact us: [email protected].
Please download, read and make sure you understand the terms and conditions and competition rules before starting your application.