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RTS awards 22 bursaries to next generation

Scheme aims to widen participation in media and related industries and support talented students from lower income backgrounds
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The Royal Television Society has awarded 22 bursaries to students within Television Production and Broadcast Journalism.

The undergraduate bursary scheme aims to widen participation in media and related industries and support talented students from lower income backgrounds seeking to pursue a career in television.

Those receiving a Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary include: Josephine Bakewell, Jessica Bell, Isaac Burnett, Warren Cook, Oliver Cummins Hylton, Hugo Docking, Arjun Dosanjh, Eleanor Duffy, Lillian Grant, Ali Hassan, Eve Hill, Thomas Mason, Tom Maynard, Charlie McMorine, Andrew Michael, Jordanna Murray, Isla Reid, Rebecca Schott, Jake Sparey, James Reilly Wayne, Micah Williams and Corrie Young.

Each student receives £1,000 per year to assist with their expenses and living costs as well as free membership of the RTS and The Hospital Club while they're studying, and one year’s free membership of the RTS after they graduate. In their final year of study, the RTS also aims to set-up mentoring opportunities with one of its industry members.

The RTS has also awarded the first Steve Hewlett Scholarship to Oliver Cummins Hylton from Lincoln, who is studying Broadcast Journalism at the University of Salford, where Hewlett was a visiting professor.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society, said, “The RTS has supported 101 inspiring and talented individuals towards their educational goals via our bursary schemes.

“It is great to see the schemes continue to grow and such a high calibre of applicants seeking to begin their journey within the industry."

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