Over the years we have sent our project members on a number of project related visits which have helped them with there research and gaining an indepth understanding into real life jobs. Among those visited have been the BBC studios, The Scottish Parliament, The Fringe festival, The Filmhouse, Rolling Stone Magazine, Radio Eins, The Red Cross press dept among many others.
In co-operation with the German company Curso eG, based in Berlin, we are hosting a European Union funded project within Edinburgh for a lucky select number of project members who reside in Germany. Stay tuned for our update and EU guide!
WTM means responsible tourism. Citytravelreview (CTR) has been acknowledged as an official supporter of World Responsible Tourism.
The pioneering WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, in association with the UNWTO, hosts the world's most comprehensive, searching and thought-provoking agenda on responsible tourism.This is the one defining day in the year that travel companies, destinations, organisations, employees and suppliers come together across the world in a remarkable expression of this new way of thinking.
The WTM Responsible Tourism website aims to bring together travel companies, organisations and individuals interested in spreading sustainable practices and ethical methods within the travel industry. This website provides year-round content highlighting the work communities take part in around the world, to help build a solid, sustainable future for travel and tourism. A few of the WTM’S aims are listed below.
CityTravelReview partners with Sandemans New Europe, the largest walking tour promoter in Europe who work together with us on our project related activities. We are also pleased to announce that all current CTR project members also gain a discount code for any free-time activities they take part in with Sandemans New Europe.
We have had some great visits to the Cameo one of Scotland’s oldest running Cinema’s.
Many a visit to the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood for tours and various debates.
Project members have attended fascinating visits to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
"In a competitive market getting as much work experience as you can, helps in your future chosen career"
Nicky H, Editorial Manager, i-on Magazine
"Experience is key for getting your foot in the journalism door. Write without ceasing."
Edd M, Cultural Journalist
"Read out everything you write to get a different perspective and If you sound confident, you will feel confident and enjoy whatever you do."
Anne B, Senior Broadcast Journalist
"Work experience placements provide a fantastic opportunity for would-be journalists to prove their worth in a working environment. They are a chance to build skills, a portfolio and contacts within the industry. Do your homework before going on placement so you know who you're writing for and bring ideas for stories, interviews or features with you. Making a good impression on journalism placements can lead to commissions, shifts or even a job later in your career, so try to find something to make your mark with while your there - whether that's a strong interview or a new online feature."
Laura O, Editor, journalism.co.uk
Our past project members visited the legendary Rolling Stone Magazine in Berlin.
The Exberliner is the ultimate city guide – our past project members visited the Head quarters in Berlin.
A popular visit in Edinburgh for the students.
"Filmhouse is delighted to be part of your stay. Edinburgh is such a beautiful and cultural place, we're sure you'll enjoy your time here."
Filmhouse is Scotland's premier independent cinema and home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the recently founded Centre for the Moving Image.
Our past project members have had many a tour at one of the most influential car manufacturers in the world. Mercedes world is based in Berlin.
Citytravelreview project members had a positive memorable visit to the popular Tip magazine based in Berlin
"The world of journalism is a tough one to get into, especially without experience. This is where internships and work experience roles become a vital part of a journalist’s budding career.
Gaining vital experience of the day-to-day activities a journalist encounters and developing your skills within established companies is a great way to become more valuable to an employer whilst building up your portfolio."
CTR project members have taken many an interesting visit to the Edinburgh storytelling centre for research on their guide.
The Scottish Storytelling festival - Visiting European tellers join with the best of Scotland’s artists at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, right at the heart of Scotland’s Festival City, for ten days of outstanding performances, and they will also embark on journeys to Skye, Bute & Arran, Inner and Outer Hebrides, Shetland and Orkney. Follow them and travel on to Scotland’s Islands for the full festival experience.
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A creative visit in Edinburgh for the students.
Stills is a vibrant platform for creativity. Our integrated programmes illuminate the fascinating medium of photography, exploring everything from its technical and aesthetic developments through to the central role it plays in contemporary culture.
Berlin online is a popular online newspaper based in Berlin. Past project members on the CTR programme have been able to gain a deeper understanding of the online journalism world on various company visits to the headquarters in Berlin via the CTR programme.
Find our project on Go Abroad.
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Find our programmes on the popular up-to-the-minute site studentbeans.com
CTR has been working in partnership with Brewer's Berlin Tours since 2008. They are a family of friends who are passionate about their city, its complex history and who love showing visitors why Berlin is so unique. They pride themselves on leading tours of intimate-sized groups, free from scripts and pre-determined routes. Every Brewer's experience will be one to remember.
CTR works in co-operation with a number of projects with the Berlin based company Curso eG who also recruits project members from Germany, Austria and Switzerland under the banner "Praktikum Reisejournalismus in Edinburgh".
Our projects can be found on UsefulStudents.com who match university students looking for one-off and temporary jobs, with businesses and people looking to gain access to a verified intelligent workforce.
Our project members have visited the HQ of Visit Scotland based in Edinburgh. Visit Scotland also receive the published e-books created by our project members in Edinburgh.
Our project members have visited the Hub in Edinburgh
The Hub, is Edinburgh’s iconic landmark, towers over the heart of Edinburgh city, gloriously which dominates the skyline on the Royal Mile between famous Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The hub accommodates events during the International Festival each year, The Hub also offers a truly unique and spectacular space for a variety of events, including conferences, banquets, weddings, educational workings and exhibitions.
OnCourse is a new quarterly magazine set to become the resource students cannot do without. It enables school-leavers to highlight and find academic and other opportunities, as well as providing information to students and post-graduates. Free on request to all students in Scotland, it compliments and is complimented by its interactive website, and brings together information about courses available at colleges and Universities, as well as apprenticeships, work experience opportunities, sandwich courses, and a variety of training schemes. Leaders of business and industry are profiled and the magazine features up-to-date information about gap year activities.
In partnership with Euro news our citytravelreview project members had an entertaining visit and an in depth insight into the media at the Euro news Headquarters in Lyon.
In association with generation Y - It’s most definitely tricky being a young person in todays world – a world that is in constant flux, with innovative ideas and creativity, confidence and mobility can possibly be the key to help young people tread a new successful path. Generation Y (Euro news programme) explores and discovers what indeed makes the young people of today tick.
Our launch to one of our newest projects was a great success and here is a link to our new Lyon partners.
ARD-Hauptstadtstudio is one of the main television studios in Berlin operated jointly by the members of the federal broadcasting network ARD. Our project members in Berlin had a fantastic project related visit.
Most of our projects carry a project fee that includes accommodation, Workshops, language classes, project related activities etc… over the years we have had many project members that have either been able to gain credits from their University/employer or other educational institution provided our projects match their criteria. Some project members are able to gain funding (partial or full) via an educational institution/organisation or employer. Below are a few past Universities which have supported applicants with their participation on the project and we have matched their required criteria.