Students’ top story awards

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MEDIA students are to be awarded for embracing a sustainability project.

Sunderland University received funding to introduce a sustainability element into the media curriculum this academic year, involving journalism, fashion journalism, radio and broadcast students.

Issues looked at included a long-term business model for student radio station 107 Spark FM, investigating the sustainability of the music industry and reviewing local authority recycling techniques.

Their diverse projects proved so inspiring that lecturers decided to reward the most outstanding contributions.

They have organised a ceremony at the National Glass Centre, on Monday,

There will be prizes for the best story, best radio story and best contribution at the awards, which will be presented by Sunderland media graduate Chris Greenwood.

Alex Lockwood, senior lecturer in journalism, and Caroline Mitchell, senior lecturer in radio studies, successfully bid for the grant from the Arts, Design and Media Higher Education Academy, to set up the project under the theme of Education for Sustainable Development.