2nd Year Sports Journalism student, Jack Ingleby, on by-lines, working for Gary Neville and pushing himself outside his comfort zone.
Why did you apply to UA92?
I was looking for something to inspire me and UA92 did that. I studied a year abroad in Canada but it never felt like the right place for me – the teaching was broad and there was not a lot of contact time. I really liked the approach at UA92. The class sizes are small, it’s very hands on and the tutors have strong industry backgrounds.
Why Sports Journalism degree?
I love sport and I’m inquisitive about people – it’s as simple as that. I enjoy match reporting, but I want to tell stories and help people get their voices heard; people who may not be listened to otherwise. The course has been amazing so far – I feel like we’ve covered so much. I’ve learnt a lot about myself and my strengths!
You also work for Gary Neville’s Relentless brand. Can you tell us a bit about that?
I grew up watching Gary Neville and the Class of 92 play football, so getting a job with him was a dream come true! So far, I’ve got to help on the production for Gary’s Overlap YouTube channel along with creating lots of other content, which has been a great experience. I’ve had so many other opportunities off the back of this including work experience at Great Influence and developing my social media and content creation skills.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt?
I’ve learnt to put myself out there and not be afraid to do things outside my comfort zone. I am usually quite reserved but I’m building my confidence all the time. I approached my local football club Buxton FC and got to interview the captain. If you want opportunities you have to go and get them.
What does the future hold for Jack?
I’ve had so many amazing opportunities and already got my first by-lines. My goal when I graduate is to get more of my journalism work published – focusing on the social issues in sport. I’ve also enjoyed the production side of things, more behind the scenes than on-screen, so I’ll definitely be looking to do more of that.
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