Tutor: The course is delivered by Scotland-based freelance Colin Meek who has crafted the course over the past three years. He has trained journalists and researchers from: This Is Money, Readers Digest, Dow Jones, Inside Information, Legal Week, and University of Hertfordshire and has ran in-house training courses for Which?, Greenpeace and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

Dates: The course is held in Glasgow (9.45am-4.30pm) Please check here for details of next available date.

Location: University of Strathclyde

Cost: 200.00 per person, 100 NUJ members.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in sharpening internet research skills.

Content: Work smarter not harder .... The course will cover key techniques for:

All participants are given on-going access to updated course material through a dedicated and password-protected website.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course takes professionals to a new level of confidence and efficiency by giving you:


It is assumed that participants will have some knowledge of searching the internet.

Below are comments from previous attendees:

"This course has really broadened my mind on ways to use the internet. It was fascinating and hugely helpful." - Alexandra Culliford. European Service Network. May, 2008.

"Very useful - this was an amazing course." - Maggie Barry. Daily Mirror. March 2008.

"This course provided a great insight." - Ben Goodlad from Janes Defence. 2008.

"Brilliant course, packed full with information, practical advice and tools." - Tara Evans from This is Money. 2008.

"Very relaxed, informative and interesting. Would have liked a two or three day session." -Stephen Stewart. Daily Record. March 2008.

"The course has opened up a whole new world on the web that I didn't know existed." - Kevin Hayns. Caseworks. May, 2008.

"Excellent example of a well-planned, well-structured course giving me really valuable tools - a day well spent (and I paid for it myself!)." - Mike Hally. Freelance working for Radio 4. March, 2008

If you are interested in attending this course__ please contact Alice McCarney - email or tel: 0141 248 6648.

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