Maggie Swarbrick is Course Director of the NCTJ accredited MA Journalism at Ulster University. She has a background in Broadcast Journalism, having been a BBC reporter for 15 years. A native of Yorkshire, she arrived at BBC Northern Ireland just as the IRA ceasefire was ending in February 1996 and reported on stories such as Drumcree, the Omagh bomb and the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
Maggie spent a year working for the BBC World Service Trust, delivering journalism training to local reporters in conflict and post conflict areas such as Pakistan, Indonesia and Serbia. She has also worked in Russia and Uzbekistan.
She has led the post graduate provision of journalism education at Ulster University through a transformation from a newspaper course, to one which produces multi- skilled, multi-media professionals. This is done while maintaining the values of good journalism; holding power to account and telling the stories which need to be told.