Even more prospective students who might otherwise not be able to afford taking up a journalism course may now be able to do so, thanks to a cash donation from entertainment giants, Sky.
The donation is specifically to the Diversity Fund run by National Council for the Training of Journalists, which, says the NCTJ, aims “to support young people from socially diverse backgrounds and ethnic minority groups”.
It's an UK-wide scheme.
In Scotland, the eligible courses include the HND Practical Journalism and Day Release Journalism courses (both at Adam Smith College, Fife), the HND in Journalism Studies and Day Release – Newspaper Journalism courses (both Cardonald College), the BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism and MA Multimedia Journalism courses (both Glasgow Caledonian University) and the MSc Journalism, The Robert Gordon University.
This is the first time a broadcaster has added money to the fund, its other backers having been the Newspaper Licensing Agency in association with leading publishing companies including Associated Newspapers, the Guardian News and Media Group and Pearson.
A NCTJ media release declines to reveal the size of the donation.
For more details of the fund, visit www.journalismdiversityfund.com