University of Herts students in Hatfield awarded prestigious TV bursary

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 October 2017

Arjun Dosanjh and Jessica Bell received an award. Photo: supplied by RTS

Arjun Dosanjh and Jessica Bell received an award. Photo: supplied by RTS

Supplied by RTS

Two students attending the University of Hertfordshire have been awarded bursaries from the Royal Television Society (RTS) to support their studies.

Jessica Bell and Arjun Dosanjh, who are on the BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course, each received £1000 per year as part of a scheme to widen participation in the TV industry.

The award also gives them membership of the RTS society during their studies and for a year afterwards, as well as a year’s membership of the swanky Hospital Club, favoured by media types, in London.

In Jessica and Arjun’s third year, the RTS will aim to set up mentoring opportunities within the TV industry,

A total of 101 students across the country have received an award from the RTS.

The scheme is aimed at encouraging people from lower income backgrounds into the industry.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the RTS, says “The RTS has supported 101 inspiring and talented individuals towards their educational goals via our bursary schemes. The schemes are important as they offer those from lower income backgrounds not only financial support, but access to mentoring and a network of contacts within the broadcasting industry.”

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