Harriet Heywood / WINNER

BA (Hons) Journalism: Broadcast

Harriet has been a highly active student taking advantage of many opportunities at Salford and is credited by staff and students alike as ambitious, determined and devoted to her craft. Harriet has consistently worked on her own initiative to create a wealth of content for the in-house University news platforms, particularly ‘Salford Now’, giving a considerable amount of her own time to report on a wide range of Salford community groups and sources, resulting in a real lift to the University profile.

Harriet has also undertaken a wealth of work experience to broaden her professional profile, at companies such as ITV, BBC and The Times, and has already secured a full-time role as a Community Reporter following her graduation at the Bury Times. She has been adept at juggling a wealth of opportunities, working as a radio presenter and reporter and running her own blog. Although her specialism lies in broadcast, Harriet has fully embraced the converged approach to all journalism disciplines in her final year. She is an excellent ambassador for the springboard our Journalism courses can provide for a successful career in the media sector.

Harriet says “It is so rewarding to have my hard work recognised by others, it makes the balancing of university, work and my placements all the more worthwhile. I have been working non-stop to make up for the experience missed due to the pandemic and I extremely grateful to be nominated.”

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