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Results - Shorthand Champions League round of 16

Oct
30

The results are in for yesterday's hard-fought knockout fixtures in the Shorthand Champions League. The step-up from 80wpm to 90wpm proved a challenge for some competitors, but there were some very close encounters: Lauren Meechan beat Cian Hodge by just 4 errors; and Abigail Morris saw off Jackie Gordon by a margin of 6.
Meanwhile Katie Palmer has lost her 100% record (making a single error in her victory over Abigail Nuttall) - and Alex Norman achieved a perfect score in his walkover against the absent Sheryl Goddard.
Number of errors are shown in brackets.

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Centre for Journalism: the student experience

Oct
28

It's finally here. Three years in the making, six months in the edit suite, and featuring a stellar cast of A-List acting talent, this award-winning movie about student life at the Centre for Journalism has finally been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification with an R18 rating - largely thanks to its explicit footage of alarming dance moves.

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Last 16 draw - Shorthand Champions League

Oct
27

With due pomp and ceremony, using a couple of stray soup bowls, the draw for the first knockout stage of the Shorthand Champions League has been made by messrs Reeves and Bailey.

These games will be played on Wednesday at 10am.

Lauren Meechan vs Cian Hodge

Jackie Gordon vs Abigail Morris

Alex Norman vs Sheryl Goddard

Katie Palmer vs Abigail Nuttall

Ben Kosma vs Rebecca Lawrence

Ali Iveson vs Victoria Polley

Monica Samia vs Sarah Boast

Gemma Huesca vs Danny Rust

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Shorthand Champions League group tables - final standings

Oct
24

Final standings for the Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below. Qualifiers for the knockout stages are shown with a Q next to their names.

Katie Palmer is the bookies' hot favourite for the crown following her 100% error-free performances so far, but Alex Norman, Jackie Gordon and Lauren Meechan are clear contenders - with just 2, 3 and 4 errors respectively. As group winners they will be seeded to avoid each other in the Round of 16.

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Year 3 news days - assessment rota

Oct
23

In a break with tradition I've decided to release in advance the rota for assessed roles for the forthcoming news days for the rest of this term.

This is to allow students to organise their other work accordingly.

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CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 22

Oct
23

The final group matches of the Shorthand Champions League were played yesterday and the results are below. They include our first drawn fixture - Jackie Gordon and Monica Samia both achieving error-free passages. Cian Hodge's match with Ben Kosma was also close - just 5 errors separating them. Final tables will be published this afternoon, and the draw for the knockout stages will be made tomorrow.

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Sky Sports News graduate scheme

Oct
17

Sky Sports News is advertising its graduate scheme for 2015, looking for students with "creativity and natural journalistic flair" for an 11-month paid placement starting next summer.

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Shorthand Champions League group tables - week 2

Oct
17

Standings for the seven Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below as we reach the half-way stage.

At the end of the group stage, the top two from each group will automatically qualify for the knockout stages, and there are a further two places for the best third-place finishers - so it's still all to play for.

Group G has so far proved not to be the Group of Death but the Group of Dearth - with not a single point registered by any of its players.

Meanwhile Katie Palmer and Alex Norman remain 100% error-free from both of their matches.

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CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 15

Oct
16

Another compelling set of fixtures this week as we reach the half-way point of the group stages. Just two errors separated Sarah Boast and Monica Samia, and in the much-anticipated clash of the Abigails, there were just 3 points between them. We'll publish the table standings tomorrow.

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Background decision time

Oct
14

Time to make your minds up on the great background debate. Add your votes as comments underneath this post.

A reminder of the contenders:

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