I am delighted to say that on Thursday (1st Oct) I joined the University of Sussex as a Senior Lecturer in Journalism.
Everybody at the Falmer Campus has been extremely friendly and welcoming especially Prof Ivor Gaber who has organised a welcome buffet for me this weekend. Journalism is a developing subject at Sussex and I look forward to helping to create an exciting and dynamic environment for our students.
I already understand that the regional media are very supportive and I look forward to giving a talk to Brighton editors, NCTJ team at BJW and our students on Monday afternoon about my favorite subject – investigative journalism. I will miss the colleagues, students and alumni from Brunel many of whom I had developed good working relationships over the last six years.
But it was time to move on. Thanks for the bottle of Laphroaig. I wish my former colleagues Rachel Sharp and Jacquie Hughes the best of luck with their MA and PhD respectively.
Everyone knows where to find me and I am continuing to run my Facebook investigative page so can also be contacted through that. I’m looking to see some great journalism come out of Falmer