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Deborah-Fay Ndlovu

Deborah studied journalism in London but now lives in Kenya

I acquired a diverse set of skills through my Journalism course that have given me renewed confidence in my career and in myself

African Academy of Sciences

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is an Africa-wide scientific organisation, with a view to honouring internationally renowned African scientists and also to encourage the development of the research and technology base throughout Africa.

Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?

City offers a postgraduate course in science journalism with prolific and experienced tutors. The degree in science journalism also offered print and broadcasting courses. I was keen to gain experience in broadcast journalism.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

Radio, data journalism, the camaraderie with classmates and the helpful lecturers. I also liked that there were different guest lecturers who visited us and the talks organised by the Department of Journalism.

What was the highlight of your course?

Radio, radio and radio!

I acquired a diverse set of skills through this course that have given me renewed confidence in my career and in myself. I can write, I can do radio, I can do TV, I can do a data story, I can stand in front of people and speak– things I would have never been able to do before my time at City. But I think one of the most important skills the MA Science Journalism taught me is how to think critically.

What have you done after you graduated?

I moved back to South Africa to re-join Research Africa, where I worked for before my MA. I have since left the company to join the African Academy of Sciences in Kenya as their communication manager.