Double dose of triumphs for student journalists

YESTERDAY saw journalism students at the centre of not one but two award ceremonies held in Scotland.

At the Write Stuff awards – now in its 11th year – Aleksandra Stevanovic, a student at the Glasgow-based Scottish Centre for Journalism Studies, was named ‘Scottish student journalist of the year’.

Meanwhile, topping the list at The Herald Scottish Student Press Awards was Chris Watt, a co-editor on the Glasgow University Guardian newspaper.

Stevanovic had three entries shortlisted: an interview with Tony Parsons; a story about round-the-word cyclist, Mark Beaumont; and another about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents.

Watt was winner of the ‘Best news writer’ category and commended in the ‘Best features writer’ one. His paper, the Glasgow University Guardian, was also chosen as ‘Best newspaper’.

The full Write Stuff winners’ list reads:

Scottish student journalist of the year 2008

Aleksandra Stevanovic (SCJS)

Scoop of the year

Chris Duncan (University of the West of Scotland)

College news

1. Eva Stalker (Cardonald College)
2. Erik Geddes (Cardonald College)
3. Victoria Jones (Adam Smith College)

College features

1. Gavin Stuart (Cardonald College)
2. Erik Geddes (Cardonald College)
3. Agata Sicinska (Edinburgh’s Telford College)

College entertainment

1. Eva Stalker (Cardonald College)
2. Jason Fyvie (Adam Smith College)
3. Gavin Stuart (Cardonald College)

College sport

1. Alex McGrow (Adam Smith College)
2= Scott Coupland (Adam Smith College)
2= Ben Smith (Cardonald College)

University news

1. Chris Duncan (University of the West of Scotland)
2. Alison McCallum (SCJS)
3. Helen McCardle (SCJS)

University features

1. Martin Harvey (Strathclyde University)
2. Peter A Smith (Strathclyde University)
3. Pauline Diamond (SCJS)

University entertainment

1. Julia Belgutay (SCJS)
2. Solene Quennehen (SCJS)
3. Rebecca Paul (SCJS)

University sport

1. Andrew Harrow (SCJS)
2. Laura Brannan (Glasgow Caledonian University)
3. Aleksandra Stevanovic (SCJS)