GCU triumphs at Scottish Student Journalism Awards

01 June 2015

MA Multimedia Journalism student Peter Docherty

MA Multimedia Journalism student Peter Docherty

Journalism students from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) celebrated a night of success at the industry-backed Scottish Student Journalism Awards, receiving top prizes for investigative reporting and the Arts and Entertainment Journalist of the Year.

The team of final-year BA Multimedia Journalism students, which included Ryan Bounagui, Peter Campbell, Chloe Matson and Rebecca Tracy, from Glasgow School for Business and Society, won the investigative journalism award for their documentary entitled Hope for Homelessness and MA Multimedia Journalism student Peter Docherty took the prize for Arts & Entertainment journalism.

Commendations were also given to fourth-year BA Multimedia Journalism student Phoebe Inglis-Holmes in the Column category and Masters students Peter Dorman in Broadcast and Derek McLaughlin within the Features category.

Claire Dean, Programme Leader of the MA in Multimedia Journalism, said: “The awards recognise the talent and professionalism of our students on the multimedia undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The students were judged by industry experts where they compete with the best from across Scotland’s university and college sector. The results are a triumph for GCU and showcase the wealth of talent ready to break into the industry.”

The event, which was held in the city’s Piping Centre, celebrated journalism across Scotland’s universities and colleges sector and was hosted by BBC sports reporter Jane Lewis and featured a guest speech by the acclaimed Scots novelist, Christopher Brookmyre.