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ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2016 UNDERGRADUATE BURSARY RECIPIENTS

Britain's leading forum for television and related media and an educational charity has today announced the recipients of its 2016 undergraduate bursary scheme.

The 2016 bursary scheme offers 20 bursaries for Television Production and Broadcast Journalism students and seven bursaries for Computing and Engineering undergraduates bringing the total amount invested in the two schemes to £79,000.

Those receiving a Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary include: Katie Brown; Peter Chapman; Jamie Davidson; Leeford Dean; Aaron Dimes; Shona Fegan; Amber Fisher; Emily Friend; Natasha Graham; Alexander Greensmith; Lee Hodgetts; Lauren Jones; Colin MacRae; Alicia Newing; Lydia Noakes; Timothy Payne; Charlie Schultz; Hannah Spary; Alysha Takoushian and Mark Tran.

Those receiving a Computing and Engineering Bursary include: Ertug Aytug; Keoni D’Souza; Danial Farooq; Embla Hocking; Oliver Hope; James Mailey and Yasmin Voong.

Theresa Wise, RTS CEO, says “The RTS is committed to supporting UK undergraduates seeking to work in television and its related fields. Since its launch in 2014 we have provided vital support to 45 talented individuals – offering not only the bursary itself but also mentoring and access to contacts within the broadcasting industry. 

“2016 sees us continue this work. The response to our two schemes has been fantastic and it’s hugely exciting to see such a high number of people seeking to work in the TV industry. The calibre of applicants has been outstanding and those applying have demonstrated real ambition and commitment to learning. Due to this we have decided to award two additional bursaries to Computing and Engineering undergraduates bringing the total number of recipients this year to 27. We look forward to following their future career progress and achievements.”   

During their studies, each recipient will be given £1,000 per year to assist with their expenses and living costs. In addition, each beneficiary will receive free membership of the RTS and The Hospital Club – a private members club for those in the creative industries – while studying, and one year’s free membership of the RTS after they graduate. In their final year of study, the RTS will also aim to set-up mentoring opportunities with one of their industry members.

The recipients were selected by a panel of industry professionals following an open call to UK students applying for courses at accredited Universities. For further information please visit https://rts.org.uk/article/rts-announces-2016-bursary-recipients.

 

Full list of Television Production and Broadcast Journalism bursary recipients:

Katie Brown from Islington in London is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Television Production course at Bournemouth University.

Peter Chapman from Plymouth is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Sports Media Journalism course at University of St Mark & St John.

Jamie Davidson from Glasgow is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Television course at Edinburgh Napier University.

Leeford Dean from Northampton is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Media and Communication course at Birmingham City University.

Aaron Dimes from Gateshead is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course at University of Hertfordshire.

Shona Fegan from Kilcoo is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Journalism and Media course at Coventry University.

Amber Fisher from Stanley, Co. Durham is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Television Production course at University of Westminster.

Emily Friend from Tavistock is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course at University of York.

Natasha Graham from Saltburn-by-the-Sea is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Television and Film Production course at Teesside University.

Alexander Greensmith from High Peak is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism course at Nottingham Trent University.

Lee Hodgetts from St. Helens is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BSc (Hons) Film and Television Production course at University of York.

Lauren Jones from Birmingham is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Television) course at Birmingham City University.

Colin MacRae from Edinburgh is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Television course at Edinburgh Napier University.

Alicia Newing from Hemel Hempstead is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course at University of Hertfordshire.

Lydia Noakes from Halifax is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism course at University of Leeds.

Timothy Payne from West Liss is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production course at Ravensbourne.

Charlie Schultz from Hayling Island is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Television Production course at Bournemouth University.

Hannah Spary from Luton is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course at University of Hertfordshire.

Alysha Takoushain from Haringey in London is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Film-making and Creative Media course at University of the West of England.

Mark Tran from Coleraine is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons) Television Production course at University of Westminster.

 

Full list of Computing and Engineering bursary recipients:

Ertug Aytug from Barnet in London is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons)/MEng Engineering course at Cambridge University.

Keoni D’Souza from Westcliff-On-Sea is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BSc/MSc Computer Science course at University of Swansea.

 

Danial Farooq from Brent in London is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the MEng Engineering Science course at Oxford University.

Embla Hocking from Penzance in Cornwall is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the MEng Engineering Science course at Oxford University.

Oliver Hope from Canterbury is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BA (Hons)/MSc Computer Science course at Cambridge University.

James Mailey from Kinmel Bay is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the BSc/MEng Computing course at Durham University.

Yasmin Voong from Woolwich in London is awarded £1,000 per year towards studying the MEng Engineering Science course at Oxford University.

  • Date published: 11th October 2016