Clarissa Place's blog

Kent Union Elections

This is a personal post but it would mean a lot if everyone can vote in the Kent Union leadership elections.

We know in the political world how important it is for democracy and it is the same when it comes to electing the five positions on offer for the Union.

This year there are two Medway candidates and it would be amazing if anyone can take the time to vote and make other students aware of their democratic rights.

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UMSA Football needs help

The president of the UMSA football club has contacted me to ask if there are a group of willing volunteers that would love experience reporting for their teams.

Without trying to sound lecturer-ish it would look great for portfolio pieces for those who love sport and good practice, and content for The Medwire.

The criteria and the benefits include: 

-Volunteering hours which could be logged towards the KSCV Platinum award (which is a 15 credit module, therefore you will receive additional 15 credits on your degree)

How many more apologies? Footballers pushing the limit


“I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool for letting them down.”

It would be easy to say Luis Suarez has bitten off more than he can chew with his latest antics on the pitch.

Legacy or limiting dreams?


The London Olympics, the jewel of 2012 has crowned it's sporting stars with the ultimate bonus of £374million.

Trip to TV show The Agenda

For anyone interested I have been offered tickets to the ITV show The Agenda.

David Cameron is set to be one guest on the show and I was wondering if a group of us wanted to go and watch, I think there is a chance to ask the guest questions, so it's possibly a story opportunity.

If as many people could let me know today the show is filming is on Monday 5th November at 6.15pm in London. 


Leon McCarron, ‘The Cycling Reporter’: ‘Embrace opportunity and embrace change.’

“You never feel more alive than when you’re about to fall off a cliff in China.” said ‘cycling reporter’ Leon McCarron, who, in the last two years has travelled 17,500 miles, by bicycle and by foot.

After being held at gunpoint, cycling through a tornado and being arrested up to 16 times on his travels. McCarron has documented his journeys through filming for National Geographic and in writing for The Sunday Times and The Guardian.

NCTJ Photography Seminar

If anyone hasn't been able to check their emails recently, there was one from the NCTJ about a photography seminar. 

It takes place on  Thursday, 27 September 2012 from 3pm-5.30pm at the Press Association building.

Address: 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1AE

Alex Crawford: women reporters are essential to foreign news coverage

“Female reporters are essential” to foreign reporting. That was the message from award-winning journalist Alex Crawford, as she delivered the Bob Friend Memorial Lecture at the Centre for Journalism last night.

Crawford said: “Egypt was and is a dangerous place for reporters whether you are male or female. The whole of the coverage of the Arab Spring has been incredibly dangerous for all of us." 

Crawford added "but should that be an argument for not sending woman reporters to Egypt – or any front line? Of course not.”

Her impassioned  argument is given more significance this morning by the news of the death of Marie Colvin, another multiple-award-winning journalist, in Syria.