“During his time with us Joshua carried out a whole host of duties in the newsroom. These ranged from researching, writing, editing, recording and voicing material for our peak time news bulletin.
“Joshua is one of best students to have had a placement with us, such was his ability he was able to run the breakfast shift single handedly. His editing, writing and broadcast skills were second to none, an absolute credit to Bournemouth University. A long and successful career awaits.”
Justin Gladdis – News Editor at Wessex FM
“Josh fitted in well with my team and it was a pleasure to have him at Wave 105. He was confident at communicating with fellow journalists, he was punctual and was very smart in his appearance.
“Josh quickly learnt how to edit soundbites and write copy for our news bulletins. He was very also very helpful in setting up interviews and chasing stories.”
Jason Beck – News Editor at Wave 105 FM
“Josh’s radio show, ‘New Music Monday’ is clearly a show with a lot of research and music passion involved! Very impressed by his playlist, access to artists and creativity around features. In terms of content, brilliant confidence in feature creation, artist interviews and multi media content for social media. Fantastic to see that he’s cultivating artist interaction online.”
“There’s a real sense of knowledge and passion for music; and the frequent guests, interviews and listener inputs on air coupled with the social media / online articles mean the show feels both accessible and inclusive. There are some really nice insights into music with the musician interviews. On the whole, this is a well put together show!”
Student Radio Association Awards 2018 Judging Panel – Demo Feedback
“Josh proved to be a highly motivated individual. He worked independently for long periods and was capable of managing his work load, while also thinking creatively and astutely about the wants and needs for editorial content. He worked closely with the press department to produce exclusive and engaging content.
“Josh has an impressive news sense and eye for creative output as well as a solid grounding in various writing styles.”
Andrew Aloia – Aegon Open Press Officer (ATP 250 Tennis Tournament)
“Josh continues to develop a willingness to learn and improve in his skills and qualities during his time with us and his contributions for the club website have been extremely helpful.”
Dan Houlker – Media Content Manger at AFC Bournemouth
“It was a pleasure having Josh at the 11th Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change. He made the most of this opportunity, fully engaging with the curriculum and activities. He participated in group work, project production and presentation, as well as in reading/doing groups, plenary sessions, workshops and field trips.
“Josh is an enthusiastic and diligent student who integrated well with his group and forged connections that will last well beyond the lifecycle of the Academy.”
Dr. Roman Gerodimos – Bournemouth University Faculty Lead & Principal Lecturer in Global Current Affairs
“Josh performed tasks very quickly without much supervision. His written work always hit the brief and never needed much correction. His communication skills were excellent and he never shied away from having to interview someone over the phone or otherwise.
“Josh really excelled himself whilst he was with us. Any tasks he was given were completed to a high standard and within a quick timeframe. It was a pleasure having Josh in the office with us.”
Michael Parker – Deputy Editor at ‘The Staff Canteen Ltd.’