A former City College Brighton and Hove Journalism student has been rewarded for achieving 100% accuracy in the NCTJ shorthand exams.
Poppy Bragg won the £250 award for 110/120 wpm sponsored by Ryman. Having completed her NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, Poppy now works as a Communications Officer for the NSPCC in London. Prior to this she had worked as a solicitor before deciding to change career direction.
Poppy’s success comes in a year when City College journalism students have already won a hat-trick of NCTJ awards in areas such as Media Law and Essential Public Affairs.
“Studying at City College was really enjoyable and I learnt a lot of valuable skills while I was there”, said Poppy. “I took the course as I wanted to work in a media role for a charity and I’m now working as a communications officer for the NSPCC so gaining my Diploma in Journalism really helped with my career. I was delighted to find out that I had won this shorthand award and have my brilliant shorthand teacher Nicki Jones to thank!”
Nicki Jones, shorthand tutor at City College Brighton and Hove said: “Poppy was an outstanding student and the College is delighted that she’s gone on to successfully work in the charity sector. City College recognises the importance of shorthand for its students and this national award is recognition of that. I’m personally delighted for Poppy.”
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