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Student Programme of the Year 2019

We're looking for the UK’s best student audio or video programme. The winning programme will be editorially exciting, driven by smart ideas, and will expertly use the tools of broadcasting to tell the stories of campus life that matter.

We’ll be looking for a programme that embodies the BBC’s values of impartiality, trustworthiness and excellence, and that serves the needs and interests of a student audience.

If your programme wins this award, up to four members of the editorial team will be invited to watch an edition of the Today Programme broadcast from the BBC’s studios in central London.


NICK ROBINSON: presents the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 and was previously the BBC’s Political Editor. He also hosts the BBC Radio 4 Podcast “Political Thinking”, and has presented numerous BBC documentaries. At university he was involved in a range of student media.

AFUA HIRSCH: Afua Hirsch is a writer, barrister, and former social affairs editor at Sky News. She still appears on Sky News show The Pledge, debating and presenting documentaries on other networks including CNN and the BBC. She is a former correspondent for The Guardian, where she is now a regular columnist. Afua is the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Journalism at the University of Southern California, and a judge for the Man Booker Prize 2019. Her bestselling book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging was published in 2018 by Jonathan Cape, and is the winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize.

How to enter:

This category seeks to recognise the best regular student programme – radio, podcast or video channel – produced by individuals in full- or part-time education, and aimed either solely or predominantly a student audience. Entrants will need to submit three examples of content broadcast during the academic year 2018-19. Entries close at 23:59 on 31 August 2019.

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