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I would just add something that Professor Petley said, which is the importance of introducing students to context. We require students on all of the postgraduate programmes that are related to media, whichever discipline that's in, to take a common module called "Media and society", which is co-taught by 16 academics. We unfortunately didn't have the term "hot-tub" at the time, but we would now use it because it's the idea of putting together people from different disciplines, including, for example, International Development, which is one of the schools at the university, who again have a different approach to media, to questions of representation, balance between different parts of the world.

So we would see that as well as the usual things you would have for students, work placements, visiting speakers from professions and so on. It's important that students are introduced to what others would say from different disciplines, from different parts of the world and even different platforms. You know, if someone has come in and their experience is around broadcasting, they are very interested in that, having that conversation between students is the best -- I think is something that we do as teachers to prepare. I mean, I can't verify exactly how that's going to work for them when they go beyond, but what we're trying to do is give them the tools to be leaders within their own professions as they go on, but it's a difficult question that you've put.

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