Bursaries to encourage tech skills and new journalistic talent in to the Television Industry

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Whilst a career in television may not be the obvious route for someone studying Computer Science or Engineering, The Royal Television Society, Britain’s leading forum for television and related media experts, is keen to encourage students with these technical skills to consider this as an option. Competition to recruit these graduates is strong with tech skills in high demand, but many may be unaware of the career opportunities that TV and media have to offer them.

As a result the Royal Television Society is offering The Technology Bursary for students who are considering a career in Television, to create opportunities for you to gain valuable insight and experience which could get your career in Television off to a great start. In addition to a £1,000 a year bursary, winners will also have access to fantastic networking and mentoring opportunities from established professionals, creating opportunities that would otherwise be hard to access.

Technology Bursary

Five bursaries worth £3,000 each, to encourage the most talented Engineering and Computer Science undergraduates to consider a career in television.

• Be a first time undergraduate “Home” student, starting a full time degree in Autumn 2017
• You must have accepted an offer as your firm choice to study on one of the specified courses listed on the RTS website
• You must have a household income below £35,000

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2017.

TV Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary

The RTS is also offering a TV Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary aimed at helping students from a low income household, who have already set their sights on a career in the industry, to establish themselves in a sector built on networking. The opportunities provided by the bursary to build up your network of contacts could be invaluable in helping you get your foot on the ladder.

Applicants will be judged on their enthusiasm for television, their ability to study, and their motivation to make the most of the opportunities presented by the bursary.
20 bursaries are available worth £3,000 each and they are open to students who are studying full-time accredited degree courses in either Television Production or Broadcast Journalism at one of the specified institutions listed on the RTS website.

To be eligible for this award you need to meet all of the following criteria

• Be a first time undergraduate “Home” student, starting a full time degree in Autumn 2017
• You must have accepted an offer as your firm choice to study on one of the specified courses listed on the RTS website
• You must have a household income below £25,000.

In addition all applicants for this bursary who are studying a Journalism course will automatically be considered for the Steve Hewlett Scholarship, worth an additional £1,000, a year, which has been created to celebrate the life of broadcaster and programme maker Steve Hewlett who sadly died on February 20th 2017. This scholarship was announced when Steve’s contribution to the industry was recognised with the Judges Award at the Television Journalism Awards earlier this year.

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2017.

For details of the accredited courses eligible for the scheme, bursary guidance notes or to submit your application visit:
https://rts.org.uk/education-training/rts-bursaries.

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