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UCLan sports journalism student bursts on to the Royal Television Society’s screens

03 November 2015

Amy-Louise Thompson

Undergraduate receives prestigious bursary from the Royal Television Society  

Sports journalism student Cassie Nunn-Price who has been awarded a prestigious bursary from the Royal Television Society.  

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) student has impressed the Royal Television Society (RTS) with her journalistic talent and has been awarded a prestigious bursary.

Cassie Nunn-Price, who started at UCLan’s Preston Campus this September, is one of an elite group of students who will receive an elusive grant from the national media body.

Now studying sports journalism Cassie, from Bracknell, will be putting her £3,000 bursary towards completing her degree and gaining as much work experience as possible.

 

“The bursary caught my eye because of the great opportunities the RTS could offer me from their experience in the industry. The support that I would receive was also a huge factor in applying for the bursary.”

She said: “The bursary caught my eye because of the great opportunities the RTS could offer me from their experience in the industry. The support that I would receive was also a huge factor in applying for the bursary.”

The former Bracknell and Wokingham College student, who will be looking to further her skills in reporting on ice hockey and motorsports, has always wanted to study sports journalism, using her writing skills and her passion for sports.

She said: “I chose UCLan because it provides me with the best opportunities to boost my future career, and the location is perfect, we are surrounded by so many great sports teams.”

 

"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, some of whom might not have otherwise considered a career in TV.”

The RTS has invested £75,000 in two schemes, offering 25 bursaries to students studying in a variety of production and broadcast fields.

Theresa Wise, RTS Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are 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, some of whom might not have otherwise considered a career in TV.”

The Royal Television Bursary aims to help Cassie achieve her goals, however she will receive much more than financial help. Cassie has been gifted a four-year membership to The Hospital Club, a members only organisation for those in the creative arts. She will also receive mentoring from the Society to develop her skills and knowledge in the industry.