The Guild of St Bride Bursary is an award of £4,000 that is offered each year to a postgraduate student studying for the MA in Social and Digital Journalism, or Newspaper Journalism, at City University.
We offer this as a practical contribution to help encourage a new generation of committed journalists into the profession; it also helps to consolidate the links between St Bride’s and the journalistic community in Britain and throughout the world.
The bursary is open to applicants of all faith backgrounds (and none). Every award is made with consideration given to candidates’ journalistic potential, their academic merit, financial need and then the overall quality of each application. The application process is administered by City University and candidates are invited to apply when they accept their place.
In 2021 the bursary scheme celebrated a decade of support for young journalists. Past recipients of this award have proceeded to forge significant careers in top level journalism, and it is a great delight for us to keep in touch with them at every stage of their professional lives.
Previous winners and their current (August 2023) journalistic endeavours
2012 Tom Knowles – freelance; former technology correspondent at The Times
2013 Rozina Sabur – Deputy US Editor at The Telegraph; former Washington correspondent
2014 Bryony Clarke – Assistant Letters Editor at The Guardian; former London-based freelance journalist and copy editor
2015 May Bulman – Investigations editor, Lighthouse Reports; former social affairs correspondent at the Independent
2016 James Sutton – Deputy Reports Editor at the Raconteur; former managing editor at Think Publishing, London
2017 Joe Bray – football writer and columnist at the Manchester Evening News
2019 Sophie Dickinson – travel writer at The Telegraph; former politics reporter Daily Mirror
2021 Caolán Magee – journalist trainee at CNN; former assistant audience editor at The Independent
2022 Sela Musa –editorial intern at Monocle magazine