Budding journalists provide live coverage of budget day 2013
Their bulletins incorporated coverage from the chancellor's announcement, reaction from experts on and off campus and exclusive footage of the union protests.
Final year student, Charlotte Hemingway, was central to the day -filming the protests, taking part in the live blog and presenting the interviews. She commented: "The best part of the budget day was finding myself in front of a computer one minute then in the middle of a protest with a camera the next, exactly what journalism should be."
Meanwhile, Charles Engwell, second year student, was taking sole charge of organising all the video filming for their sofa reaction discussion, which can be seen below.He said: "I loved taking part in the budget report. It really brought everything I have learnt in my course to life. It was a great hands-on day working with enthusiastic people in a real time and live environment. It was also wonderful to be given creative control around the brief. Overall it was engaging and a lot of fun."
Journalism lecturer, Jenny Kean, commented: "The work that our students produced was superb. For a while, if you searched on Twitter for 'Leeds' and 'budget', our reports were the only thing that came up so we were ahead of the game and producing original material."
She continued: "It was good fun and we learned lots from doing it. We are really proud of what the students achieved. Using academics as interviewees also allowed us to showcase the expertise available in our own Business School."