Cover Girl – London Met’s Jude Rogers writes cover story for Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan

Journalism lecturer interviews Ellie Goulding for the latest issue of Cosmopolitan and Claire Danes for Marie Claire.

Date: 10 November 2015

London Met’s Jude Rogers has written the cover stories for two of the UK’s leading women’s magazines out right now.

Jude interviewed Homeland star Claire Danes for the November issue of Marie Claire on family, her career to date and the latest series of the hit US TV drama. Also released this month is the December issue of Cosmopolitan which features Jude’s interview with pop star Ellie Goulding.

Jude has taught at London Met for five years. During that time she’s remained a busy freelance journalist writing articles, columns and reviews for the Observer, New Statesman and the country’s top women’s magazines as well as contributing to BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and 6 Music. Her pieces have also featured on the covers of In-Style, The Gentlewoman, and Q.


Jude works at London Met two days week and balances teaching alongside writing and being a parent.

“My life is never quiet, I thrive on being far too busy,” says Jude. “I always wanted to teach. I’ve always had this urge to do it... I get so much out of the students. I’ve loved seeing them go from first year through and see how they’ve changed and the jobs that they’ve got.”

Jude has put together a Tumblr blog of chronicles the successes, stories and stars of the BA Journalism course.

“It’s also sharpened up my journalism, talking to students about my practice. I’ve never had to think about the way I write, then to suddenly realise how you do it... It really adds to my professional life and I’ve really enjoyed it.”

“It really excites me when you see students go on and do things and that you know that your working life has had a second impact.”

Journalism at London Met

Jude is one of the professional team teaching on London Met’s BA Journalism course who all bring real world journalism experience from a variety of different fields to their teaching practice.

“The team are great. They’re brilliant, we feel like a real family. We all really care about the subject and there’s such experience in the team.”

For more information about journalism at London Met go to the BA Journalism course webpage.