Sara Hadwin

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

MCUK 3.01

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Current positions

Programme Leader, BA Journalism; Senior Lecturer


Programme Leader, BA Journalism, and senior lecturer University of Salford, MediaCity UK, Manchester  (2015-Present)

  • Lead thriving, BJTC-accredited journalism degree with more than 300 students across multimedia and broadcast pathways

Course Director, MA International Journalism (2006-2015)

School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies,

University of Cardiff   

  • Ran multimedia programme of up to 90 students with global focus
  • Taught print and online, international relations for journalists and editorial management modules
  • Promoted to senior lecturer 2012
  • Completed Practical Leadership for University Managers programme

Professional Tutor , PgDip Journalism (2003-Present)

  • School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Cardiff

Editor, North West Evening Mail, Barrow (1998-2001)

  • Manufacturing town newspaper, 21,000 circulation, 40 editorial staff, £1m-plus editorial budget, four editions daily plus weekly free and website

Editor / Publisher, Petersfield Post (1991-1998)

  • Market town paid-for weekly with 10,000 circulation, 15 staff, £800k turnover

Editor, Hull and Beverley Independent (1989-1990)

  • Launched county town, paid-for weekly broadsheet

Editor/Publisher, Yorkshire Artscene (1988-1991)

  • Regional arts magazine, contracted out by Arts Council


Multimedia journalism; converged newsdays; major journalism project; political journalism; law and ethics; introduction to journalism; specialist journalism.

Research Interests

Media law and regulation; managing editorial teams; international journalism.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxon)
  • NCTJ Proficiency Certificate inc 100wpm shorthand