STV unveils recipients of new bursary programme

STV and the Royal ­Television Society have announced the first ten recipients of an undergraduate bursary scheme ­funded by the broadcaster.

Some of the students with MD of broadcasting at STV, Bobby Hain, in the news studios. Picture: Contributed

The multi-year investment, which was launched in March, aims to create and develop a “stronger, more diverse pool of creative talent in Scotland”.

Each student receives annual bursary funding of £1,000 for the duration of their course, along with a line up of paid work placements and mentoring opportunities at the ­Glasgow-based broadcasting group.

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The ten recipients are: Bethany Watt from North Ayrshire, Connor McGhie from Glasgow, Craig Rae from Glasgow, Dylan-Starr Adams from Edinburgh, Jessica Kelly from Ross-shire, Kara Devlin from Edinburgh, Ross Harkins from North Lanarkshire, Szimonetta Simon from Edinburgh, Lea Racine from Carmarthenshire and Milena Stefanovic from West Lothian.

Some of the students with MD of broadcasting at STV, Bobby Hain, in the news studios. Picture: Contributed

STV chief executive Simon Pitts said: “There’s an incredible amount of young talent in Scotland.”

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