Former Bexley Grammar School pupil wins Sky news scholarship worth £3,500

Conor Diggin has won the scholarship

The scholarship is in tribute to news anchor Bob Friend

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 A WELLING teenager has scooped a prestigious journalism scholarship worth £3,500.

Conor Diggin, of Blenheim Drive, has won the Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship which means he will enjoy a fully funded four-week work placement at the station as well as having a cash grant towards his undergraduate fees at the University of Kent.

The scheme began in 2009 as a collaboration between Sky, the university and the Friend family as a tribute to news anchor Bob Friend who worked both at Sky and the BBC.

Former pupil of Bexley Grammar School Mr Diggin, 19, said: "To be given an opportunity such as this in my first year at university is fantastic.

"And to work for Sky News at the age of 19 is something that only a handful of people can achieve. I am hugely proud to have the chance."

Executive producer for Sky News Neil Dunwoodie said: "In a very strong field Conor impressed us most with his enthusiasm and his knowledge of current affairs.

"It’s very refreshing for us to meet someone who is so passionate about journalism."

The scholarship is awarded to the student who the panel believe shows the most academic and professional merit and future potential.

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2:50pm Tue 18 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Poor sod. Just another repeater he thus will be. TRY LIVING A LIFE FIRST THEN REPORTING IT. I don't want opinions from a spotty oink told how to report on the world zionist controlled news. All news is controlled by them.
Poor sod. Just another repeater he thus will be. TRY LIVING A LIFE FIRST THEN REPORTING IT. I don't want opinions from a spotty oink told how to report on the world zionist controlled news. All news is controlled by them. white rabbit9
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