RTS Bursary Scheme

What does it take to be an RTS mentor?

RTS bursary students 2017 (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

RTS bursary student: Natasha Graham

Mentor: Julian Unthank​, Screenwriter

Natasha on Julian

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the mentoring programme. I was a bit nervous about being matched up with Julian. You never know what someone’s going to be like.

He was really nice, though. He called me straight away and asked me what I was interested in. He’s very down to earth. I like that about him.

He invited me to meet him at H Club London – we get membership as part of our RTS bursary, so that was nice.

RTS bursary alumni share tips with students at RTS Southern careers event

RTS bursary alumni Dean Massey is now a camera operator/editor for Sky News

Now in its 10th year, this annual event has become a Southern Centre institution.

Some 200 production-based students from regional universities met around 15 media professionals to discuss TV production, opportunities in the industry and career development.

One of the professionals offering advice at the event was Dean Massey, who in 2014 was part of the first batch of students to receive an RTS bursary. Massey, a graduate of Southampton Solent University’s Television and Video Production course, currently works for Sky News as a camera operator/editor.

The Royal Television Society launches expanded bursary scheme for 2019

2018 RTS bursary students

The 2019 bursary scheme opened today for application until 30th June 2019, and for the first time not only will applications be open to individuals starting their course of study in 2019, but also to students who began their degree in 2018.

The number of bursaries offered for 2019 will increase substantially with STV funding 10 additional bursaries each year for students studying in Scotland.  

RTS bursary students: What happened next?

Florence Watson

I started at Norwich University of the Arts in 2014, after being out of education for several years. I was battling with mental-health issues and felt unsure about which direction I wanted to steer my life.

Screenwriting had always been a secret passion, so I picked a course that would allow me to bring my characters to life. I applied to the RTS Bursary on a whim. I am so thankful that I did.

RTS Undergraduate Bursaries open for applications

2014 Bursary Students

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.