Terms & Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions, which relate to all schools and students applying to complete the Young Reporter Scheme Limited.

  1. The Young Reporter Scheme Limited operating through Newsquest Media Group, is a student journalism work experience scheme, which runs for eight months from September to April the following year.

  2. Schools are required to send in the names, school years and email addresses for the students before 30 November each year in order for them to enter the scheme.

  3. Schools wishing to submit students after this deadline, can do so with the permission of the Young Reporter Scheme Limited but on the understanding that the students are prepared to catch up with their peers in order to complete the scheme, within the required timeframes.

  4. It is required of schools, that they allow students to use emails other than their school emails if, in the unlikely event that their school email is blocked to the Young Reporter Scheme Limited/Newsquest Media Group. This is to allow the scheme to contact students throughout the scheme for change of deadline dates, opportunities that may be open to them and keep them informed of the competition requirements at the end of the scheme. All emails supplied to us are kept confidential within the Group and no emails are used for any other purpose than the running of the scheme.

  5. All details passed directly to the Young Reporter Scheme Limited are kept confidential inside the organisation and no personal information is ever passed to Newsquest Media Group staff or any outside organisation or person.

  6. Once students’ details have been passed to the Young Reporter Scheme Limited/Newsquest Media Group, they will be sent instructions on how to register themselves.

  7. Because of the numbers of students doing the scheme each year, we cannot guarantee to read all articles and whilst we make every effort to make sure that articles are suitable to be uploaded onto the Newsquest Media Group of online newspapers, we will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies within these articles and expressly exclude liability for these inaccuracies or error to the fullest extent permitted by law. It is therefore, important that students understand they are responsible for the content of the articles they upload onto the website and they do so at their own risk, for which we will not be liable.

  8. Whilst it is accepted that students own the work that they have produced, the Young Reporter Scheme Limited have the right to use these articles for marketing and publishing on the Student Comets published during the scheme and the glossy Award brochure published in June.

  9. Any variation to these Terms and Conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by The Young Reporter Scheme Limited.

  10. The cost of the scheme is £150 plus V.A.T. administration from the school and £25 plus V.A.T. per student.

  11. All invoices are due 30 days after the date of the invoice and the Young Reporter Scheme Limited shall be entitled to charge interest on overdue invoices from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at a rate of 0.1%. In the event that schools do not pay the invoice by the required date, then the Young Reporter Scheme Limited reserve the right to block students until payment is made. This may have an affect on deadlines, so it is important that the school are aware of this.

  12. Schools have the right to remove student names up until the 30 November, provided the student has not accessed the website by registering and uploading articles. In the event that a student changes their mind after one article has been uploaded, the school will still be liable for the admin fee plus the student fee. Newsquest Media Group is one of the largest newspaper distributers in the country and it is unreasonable for a student to submit an article and use the link on their social media channels for use with their CV and UCAS application and then decide not to do the scheme.

  13. Any student who repeatedly uploads articles during the scheme, that are deemed unsuitable for publishing or libelous in any way, will be removed from the scheme.

  14. Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as establishing or implying any partnership or joint venture between the parties and nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to construe either of the parties as the agent of the other.

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