6.30 Registration and welcome drink

7.00 – 8.15 Panel discussion

8.15 – 9.00 Drinks reception

Where : Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre,  Michael Sadler Building, Beech Grove Terrace, Woodhouse Lane, University of Leeds

The drinks reception will also be held in the Michael Sadler Building   (number 78 on the downloaded map  http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap )

Panel so far :

  • Rozina Breen- Editor-in-Chief and CEO, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism @RozieBreen
  • Louisa Compton, Head of News and Current Affairs and Sport at Channel 4
  • Laura Collins, Publisher, City World & WiJ Committee
Tickets : £10 for drinks and nibbles  reduced to £5 if you join WIJ 
Join HERE 
Book tickets  HERE 
Supported by 
The School of Media and Communication

Additional Information:


There is a large multi-storey car park (no. 106 on downloaded map https://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap ) on campus that is available to the public from 5.00pm. Payment must be made on exit. https://estates.leeds.ac.uk/our-services/car-parking/visitor-parking/#visitor-info

You can get access to campus and the multi-storey car park either via Cavendish Road or Willow Terrace Road.

To get to the Michael Sadler Building (no.78 on the downloaded map http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap. ) from the multi-storey car park leave the car park at level one and head up the hill passing the Nexus building on your right and then the Laidlaw Library (no. 63 on map) also on your right.  Ahead of you is a modern building called the Ziff Building (no. 77 on the map). The back entrance to Michael Sadler Building is opposite the Ziff Building.

It should take around 5 mins to walk from the car park to the Michael Sadler Building


If you are arriving by taxi asked to get dropped off at the main entrance by the Parkinson Building steps. To the left of the steps an archway takes you onto the campus. The Michael Sadler is the first building on your left after going through the archway (no. 78 on the downloaded map. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap.


The University campus is a 20-minute walk from Leeds city station.

Come out of the station into City square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.

Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You’ll pass Leeds Beckett University on your left and our University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left. To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the Parkinson Building which has a large clock tower.

To the left of Parkinson Building is an archway that takes you onto campus. Go through the archway. The Michael Sadler is the first building on your left after going through the archway (no. 78 on the downloaded map. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap. )


The Michael Sadler Building has level and wheelchair access and an assistive listening system is installed. There are two waiting spaces for wheelchairs. To use the assistive listening system an IR receiver is needed. If you have a receiver, you can sit anywhere in the room where you have a clear view of the presenter.

Level and wheelchair access is via the side entrance to the building.