bursary scholars

RTS Bursary scholars chosen for 2023

Thirty-four were chosen for the TV Production and Journalism Bursary, including Amelia Nicola, who was awarded the Steve Hewlett Scholarship, and Cerys Horner, who won the Beryl Vertue Scholarship. The latter was introduced last year for a student with an interest in producing.

Ten scholars have received a Digital Innovation Bursary.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the RTS, said: “This year, we have received the highest number of applications to date.

"It's the best thing that's happened to me": an update from RTS Bursary scholars

RTS Bursary scholars and alumni share how their lives have changed since applying for the scheme, what they have learned about themselves and the industry, and why they think you should apply.

In late June, Fremantle UK hosted the RTS’s annual summer networking session, welcoming past and present RTS Bursary scholars to their London office. Alongside their personal mentors, the attendees connected and exchanged contacts with each other and industry professionals.

RTS announces the 2022 undergraduate Bursary Scholars

The prestigious RTS bursary schemes support young people from lower income backgrounds who are interested in working in the television industry, from production or related subjects through to technology roles.

For 2022, a total of 45 bursaries have been awarded across TV Production and Journalism and the newly created Digital Innovation Bursary. The new Digital Innovation Bursary is in place to support students specifically in the digital space who are pushing boundaries and innovating, and for 2022 eight students have received the inaugural bursary.

RTS Bursary Scholars on what the TV industry leadership is getting right and wrong

Convention delegates got the chance to hear from the next generation of media consumers, media creators – and media leaders – about what the current industry leadership is getting right and wrong.

Four short films made by RTS Bursary Scholars presented sometimes uncomfortable responses to four questions: Is this an industry that makes you feel welcome? What do you watch and how do you watch it? Where do you get your news from – and do you trust it? What message do you want delegates to take away?

RTS announces 2020 undergraduate bursary scholars

The prestigious scheme aims to widen participation in, and access to, the media industry by supporting talented students from lower income backgrounds who are pursuing careers in television. STV, All3 Media and the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund also provide funds and support for the TV Production/Journalism bursaries.