Glasgow Caledonian University Dominates New Scottish Student Journalism Awards

Students from Glasgow Caledonian University dominate a new competition for student journalists in Scotland.

The Scottish Student Journalism Awards is being organised by HND Media students at Cardonald College, in Glasgow. 

Says Ken Garner, programme leader of the GCU's MA Multimedia Journalism: “This is a sensational achievement by a very strong cohort this year, in which, impressively, half the class won nominations.

“The fact that our Masters students also won nominations in all categories but one – in everything from news and sport, to arts, features and multimedia – shows the range and depth of their talent and the true multimedia focus of our Masters programme.”

The winners will be announced on the third of next month. Each one will receive a cash prize or a work experience placement with the sponsor of their category. 

The shortlist reads: 

Arts and Entertainment Story of the Year, sponsored by the Herald and Times

Michael Reynolds, University of the West of Scotland


Rosie Duncan, Glasgow Caledonian University


Scott Thomson, Edinburgh Napier University


Harriet Brace, Glasgow Caledonian University

Stuart Findlay, Cardonald College Glasgow

Kevin McCormack, Cardonald College Glasgow

Andrew Chamberlain, Glasgow Caledonian University

Christopher Taylor, Glasgow Caledonian University

Feature of the Year, sponsorship by NUJ

Amy-Rose McCormack, Adam Smith College


Christopher Taylor, Glasgow Caledonian University

Jamie Brotherston, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


Collette Cullen, Glasgow Caledonian University

Cheri Burns, University of the West of Scotland


David Coates, University of the West of Scotland

David Lyons, Glasgow Caledonian University


Kevin McCormack, Cardonald College Glasgow

Column of the Year, sponsorship to be confirmed

Amy-Rose McCormack, Adam Smith College


Jamie Brotherston, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Lauren Aitchison, Adam Smith College

Christopher Gen, Adam Smith College

News Story of the Year, sponsored by the Society of Editors

Maria Smith, Glasgow Caledonian University

Fraser Glen, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Matthew Coyle, Cardonald College Glasgow


Rachael Fulton, Glasgow Caledonian University

Alan Robertson, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


David Lyons, Glasgow Caledonian University

Angela Haggerty, Cardonald College Glasgow

Lauren Aitchison, Adam Smith College

Sports Story of the Year, sponsored by Press Association Scotland

Andrew Reade, Adam Smith College

Scott Crossan, City of Glasgow College

Harriet Brace, Glasgow Caledonian University

Craig Turnbull, Glasgow Caledonian University


Craig Telfer, Glasgow Caledonian University

Gareth Llewellyn, Cardonald College Glasgow


Collette Cullen, Glasgow Caledonian University


Jamie Brotherston, University of Strathclyde , Glasgow

Multimedia Publication of the Year, sponsored by Caledonian Mercury

Rosie Duncan; A Package Deal, Glasgow Caledonian University 


Michael Reynolds; The Middle, University of the West of Scotland

Maria Smith; The Spoken Word, Glasgow Caledonian University


Alan Robertson; The Journal, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Student Publication of the Year, sponsored by NUS Scotland

The Cardonald Courier

The Convergent

The Glasgow Journal