Sue Green is an expert in the art of Teeline shorthand and lectured Liverpool Screen School’s journalism students for more than a decade before retiring in 2017.
Affectionately known as ‘Shorthand Sue’, she became an unexpected YouTube success for the university’s video sharing platform. One of her teaching videos amassed nearly 200,000 online views, being used regularly by students when practising the skill ahead of their exams.
“It’s been a proud boast of this course for a long time that we have the greatest shorthand teacher in the universe. Now she’ll be the greatest shorthand teacher in retirement, and we’ll miss her terribly.”
– Jackie Newton, Journalism Programme Leader, speaking upon Sue’s retirement in 2017
Shorthand is a fundamental skill for all journalists and an accurate shorthand note is vital. Teeline is the most popular shorthand system and is a key feature of the majority of National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accredited journalism courses, of which LJMU is one.
Check out ‘Shorthand Sue’ in action in our ‘How to write shorthand’ YouTube playlist.