COMEDIAN and radio presenter Phill Jupitus shared some tips of the trade with students at Bournemouth University.

The TV favourite, known for his appearances on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, met with students at the university’s media school last week.

During an interactive workshop, the former BBC Radio 6 presenter told the group being “a bit of a nerd” is the secret to securing a job in the media industry.

Passing on his pearls of wisdom he said: “Keep on top of the industry – if you want to be in it, you have got to know it.

“You have to be a bit of a nerd about whatever it is you’re going into.”

He added: “There’s a lot of luck involved but you need a thick skin and immense determination.”

The visit was arranged by BU radio production lect-urer Jo Tyler, who has worked alongside Phill Jupitus at BBC Radio 6.

She said: “Having worked with Phill over some parts of his broad career, it is a pleasure to have him in person to speak directly to students about cross platform working and the future of a career in media.

“We used a more interactive question and answer format to allow students to lead the event.

“Phill has in many ways become a media mentor for BU, providing professional advice linked to producing, childrens’ TV, music, radio and poetry.”