Students get insider’s view on politics from minister

Media Film and Journalism Students meet with Gregory CampbellCulture, Arts and Leisure Minister Gregory Campbell gave University of Ulster students an insider’s view on how politics works.


The busy member of the Westminster parliament and of the Northern Ireland Assembly took questions for almost 40 minutes from the university’s MA Journalism class when he visited the Coleraine campus.

It was a lively way for the students to learn about how parliament works in preparation for the professional public affairs exam. 

The minister said he enjoyed answering the students very direct but informed questions. He said he was impressed with the students’ knowledge of how parliamentary politics works.

The MA Journalism is the first postgraduate course to be accredited by both the broadcast and print industry as full multimedia. It is also part of the Northern Ireland Skillset Media Academy. 

The minister is pictured with the students and staff including Dr Sarah Edge, Head of School of Media, Film and Journalism, Maggie Swarbrick, course director MA Journalism, and Milne Rowntree, lecturer in public affairs and Colm Murphy, Subject Leader in Media, Film and Journalism. The visit took place on 27 February 2009.