THE stars of TV and radio in the future could come from Huddersfield.

The university yesterday officially opened its new £2.5m journalism and media studies school on the Queensgate campus.

It was opened by Examiner managing director Graham Morgan.

He praised a facility which will train hundreds of students.

Guests toured a unit which includes state-of-the-art TV and radio studios.

Computers in the centre are linked to news outlets from across the world. And there are fully-networked radio production rooms, to teach students all aspects of radio broadcasting.

The school will house 380 students studying various courses.

Chris Prior, the university's head of media, said: "Young people are very keen to work in the media. We regularly record six or eight applications per place.

"We run courses that allow them to specialise in particular areas of media. Our latest course, media and music journalism, will integrate our department with the university's music department.

"It will be the first such integrated degree course in the UK."