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Julian Cole

Julian Cole


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I joined Leeds Trinity University in September 2016 as a visiting lecturer in journalism, later moving on to a regular part-time contract. This move into teaching came after a lifetime spent in and around newspapers, a connection that is still maintained through editing work for the Press Association and the writing of freelance features, often for the Yorkshire Post. My work includes feature writing modules for students on the creative and professional writing degree (a new course when I arrived), as well as teaching feature writing to students on journalism, sports journalism and media degrees. I also monitor students for their digital media portfolio. Away from university, my mixed portfolio includes working for the Evening Press newspaper in York, the South East London Mercury in Deptford, and a three-year part-time stint on The Observer. The freelance writing continues, as does novel writing (two published) and blogging (endless blogs published).