International Literacy Day 2021: How COVID-19 has impacted literacy development of the 4.6 million children living in poverty in the UK

The pandemic has highlighted the financial and cultural disadvantages that children from working-class and deprived backgrounds face when remote and online learning. On International Literacy Day we aim to focus on the mechanisms and approaches that could be adopted to narrow the existing digital and class divide in literacy teaching and learning in the UK – ultimately improving learning poverty during the pandemic and beyond.

5 ways to make the most out of your PressPad mentor/host experience

The opportunity to gain journalistic experience through an internship is a great way to explore the exciting world of the media industry. However, the opportunity to gain a wide range of insight and industry advice from your PressPad mentor and host is something that should be taken advantage of throughout your stay. It is important to remember that each and every one of our PressPad host and guest experiences can be completely different – and each professional relationship including expectations and arrangements should be established at the beginning of your stay.

How to improve your skills as a writer

Whether you are a highly experienced and skilful writer or are just starting your career in writing or journalism; you can always benefit from trying to improve and further your writing and editing skills. Actively seeking ways to enhance your writing abilities will not only ensure that you are creating high-quality work that is relevant and up to date with industry trends but will ultimately encourage you to be the best version of yourself. 

How to be the best PressPad guest

Becoming a PressPad guest is an exciting opportunity to not only gain journalistic experience through an internship, but to build and establish a working relationship with your mentor/host. We have created a list of ways you can become the best PressPad guest, which will enable you to make the most out of this valuable experience.