ANDOVER College students received sought-after bespoke training from some of the UK’s leading journalists.

The English language students visited the Guardian’s London headquarters for a feature-writing workshop.

Students pitched ideas to the journalists and researched their topics, before going on to structure and edit professional articles in the newspaper’s specialist templates.

Of the opportunity the students had for the experience to visit the newspaper, English language lecturer, Rob Price, said: “A-Level English language students are required to produce feature articles in a similar vein to those produced at the Guardian for both the coursework and exams that form their qualifications.

“The workshop provided brilliant, real-life experience that will directly benefit students’ education at the college, as well as giving our future budding writers a deeper understanding of careers in journalism.”

The college holds workshops, like the recent one held at the Guardian, as way for its learning approach to stretch beyond that of the classroom, providing expert insight in to students’ chosen career fields.

Principal, Tim Jackson, said: “Our past students have gone on to study at top Russell Group universities across the country, as well as securing top jobs throughout a wide range of industry sectors.

“Invaluable experiences such as the recent workshop with The Guardian newspaper are a prime example of the opportunities available at Andover – a college located right on your doorstep where students receive both the professional support and personal encouragement to reach their ultimate potential.”

The college is readying itself to hold its next Open Event on Thursday, 8 February between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

Visitors will be able to explore the college’s industry-standard campus facilities, from the college’s Digital, Art and Design hub to the brand new Technology and Future Skills Centre.

For more information about the upcoming event, call 01264 360 000 or book a place now at