RTS Undergraduate Bursaries open for applications

RTS Undergraduate Bursaries open for applications

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Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
2014 Bursary Students
2014 Bursary Students

A £5,000 is being invested in students wanting to work in television

Applications are now open for the Royal Television Society's undergraduate bursary schemes.

The Society is investing £·5,000 in 25 bursaries to encourage talented students to consider a career in television.

A new technology fund has been launched this year to support five students studying Computing or Engineering who may not have considered working in broadcasting.

"Competition to recruit highly skilled computing and engineering graduates is strong," says Simon Pitts, Chair of the RTS Technology Bursaries and Managing Director, Online, Pay TV, Interactive and Technology, ITV.

"Many are unaware of the career opportunities that television and broadcast services have to offer and this has led to skills shortages. By extending the RTS undergraduate bursary scheme into these areas we hope to future proof the industry."

A further 20 bursaries will be offered to those on broadcast journalism or television production undergraduate courses who are from less affluent backgrounds, in a bid to widen participation in the media and related industries.

Each successful bursary student will receive £³000 (£1000 a year), as well as free membership to the RTS and The Hospital Club while studying, and will get help arranging a mentoring or placement opportunity in their final year of study.

Applications close on 1 June 2015. For more information visit /royal-television-society-undergraduate-bursary.

Find out first-hand what an RTS Bursary can do for you by watching this video diary from one of our 2014 recipients. To watch more videos from our 2014 recipients click here

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A £5,000 is being invested in students wanting to work in television