GCU student receives RTS bursary

05 October 2015

Royal Television Society (RTS)

Royal Television Society (RTS)

A student starting Glasgow Caledonian University’s BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism programme has received a bursary from the Royal Television Society (RTS) to pursue her undergraduate studies.

Zoe Phillips, from Aberdeenshire, will receive £3000 (£1000 per year) to assist with her studying expenses. She will also receive mentoring and free membership of The Hospital Club and the Royal Television Society (RTS)  while studying.

Zoe, aged 18, said: “I'm delighted to be here at GCU and to be embarking at the start of my career in journalism with the support of RTS. I'm looking forward to the journey ahead and working with RTS through its mentoring initiative, and in particular the industry placement in fourth year.”

She is one of 25 successful undergraduate recipients to receive funding, as part of the RTS’s initiative to widen participation on media and related industries and support talented students to get into the industry. It is part of a £75,000 bursary investment by RTS, an educational charity whose purpose is to promote the art and science of television.

Theresa Wise, RTS CEO, said: “The RTS is proud to be providing crucial support to talented individuals seeking to work in television and its related fields. We are committed to increasing diversity in the industry and safeguarding its future by giving a helping hand to the next generation of rising stars.”

Find out more about the GCU’s BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism programme