Ms Sara Hadwin

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


Head of Journalism, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, (2020-
Subject group head for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in journalism, PR and digital communications.

Programme Leader, BA Journalism, and senior lecturer University of Salford, MediaCity UK (2015-2020)
Led thriving, BJTC-accredited journalism degree with more than 300 students across multimedia and broadcast pathways

Course Director, MA International Journalism, University of Cardiff (2006-2015)
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, University of Cardiff, (2003-2015)

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 award-winning county town, paid-for weekly broadsheet

Editor/Publisher, Yorkshire Artscene (1988-1991)
Regional arts magazine, contracted out by Arts Council


Media Law and Ethics, Journalism Practice, Major Journalism Project, Political and Campaigning Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, Introduction to Journalism

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    1979 - 1983