Shortlisted candidates for 2016 Bob Friend Scholarship

Many thanks to every student who submitted an entry to this year's competition. The standard was exceptional. However, the panel has reached a unanimous decsision. The shortlisted candidates who will travel to London on Wednesday for interview and test are, in alphabetical order:  Sarah Boast; Duarte Dias; Lauren Meechan; George Nixon and Lucy Norris. Detailed feedback to all those who did not make the shortlist will be provided when the final selection process is complete. Thanks again to all who competed and huge congratulations to those shortlisted. 

Timetable for 2016 Bob Friend Scholarship

There will be a briefing for students who wish to compete for the 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship in the main undergraduate newsroom at 1pm on Tuesday 26 January. The timetable for the process of shortlisting, interview and award is set out below.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 12 February at 4pm. Submissions including your name and mobile telephone number should be submitted to Anastasia's office.

2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship

Competition for the 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship opens next week, and this year there is an important change in eligibility.  Henceforth, with the sole exception that previous winners may not enter again, ALL undergraduate students in the Centre are eligible to compete. So, first, second and third years may enter.  

Students have until 4pm on Friday 12 February to submit their entries for this, the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK. Shortlisting will take place soon afterwards and candidates who make the shortlist will travel to Sky’s Westminster studios at Millbank, London SW1 to meet a panel chaired by a representative of Sky News.  At least one student from each year will be shortlisted.

Vacancy at Kent on Sunday

Archant is looking for a keen trainee to join Kent’s only county-wide paper, the award-winning Kent on Sunday.

The successful candidate will also gain experience on the local Kentish Times titles covering Gravesend, Dartford, Bexley and Bromley.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter ASAP to the Editor Chris Britcher at

CfJ BBC South East Today Internships

The Centre for Journalism and BBC South East Today have agreed a formal and dedicated internship programme.  Starting in summer 2016, South East Today, the RTS award winning regional television news programme for Kent and Sussex, will take two interns per year from the Centre. One intern will be a final year undergraduate, the other a student studying for the MA Multimedia Journalism.


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