Awarded by the Student Radio station Smoke Radio.
I ran the student radio show ‘Punk and Politics‘, the premier news and journalism show at the university.
My hyperlocal journalism sat the campus news agenda. Particularly important during the student union elections, my investigative journalism exposed abuse of power by Union officials.
This led to a financial investigation by the university, forcing the student union to split ties with a loss-making events firm set up by the former union official.
Our story about an Islamic Scholar with homophobic and misogynistic views speaking on campus had national interests and was picked up by top-tier national newspapers.
The show was also recognised for its ability to mix news, journalism and specialist music.