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Journalism student at Coventry University receives support of Royal Television Society

Shaun Reynolds 9th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY University student studying Journalism and Media has received a special educational grant from Britain’s leading forum for television.

Shona Fegan is one of 20 students across the UK to receive a grant from The Royal Television Society (RTS), who aim to support talented students from lower income backgrounds while expanding participation in the media industry.

This year’s bursary scheme offers 20 grants to Television Production and Broadcast Journalism students and seven bursaries for Computing and Engineering undergraduates – bringing the total amount invested to £79,000.

During her studies, Shona will receive £1,000 each year to assist with 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.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the RTS, said: “The RTS is committed to supporting UK undergraduates seeking to work in television and its related fields.

“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.”

Visit www.rts.org.uk for further information about the Royal Television Society.