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New prestigious award available for Broadcast Journalism students

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Students on the full-time, two-year Higher National Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, based at the College’s state-of-the-art E3 campus, can now compete for a new prestigious award kindly presented by the Belfast and District Branch of the National Union of Journalists. The Student of the Course Award also comes with a £200 cheque.

Two leading officials from the branch, Chairman Mr Gerry Carson and Welfare Officer Mr Louis McConnell, attended a special ceremony at the E3 campus where the cut glass trophy was formally presented to the College. It was received by the College by Mr Alan Serplus, the Curriculum Area Manager for Journalism, accompanied by Ms Lynda Bryans and Dr John Coulter, who are staff lecturers in journalism. Mr Carson and Mr McConnell were then taken on a tour of the E3 journalist training facilities and saw journalism students in operation in the E3 TV studio.

To be considered for the award, journalism students will be able to submit a selection of their real life stories as well as radio and moving image packages which they have made.

Caption – presenting the new Student of the Course Award trophy from the Belfast and District Branch of the National Union of Journalists to Belfast Metropolitan College’s Journalism courses are Mr Gerry Carson, branch chairman; Dr John Coulter, lecturer in journalism; Mr Alan Serplus, Curriculum Area Manager for Journalism; Ms Lynda Bryans, lecturer in journalism; Mr Louis McConnell, branch welfare officer.

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