The Guild of St Bride Bursary is an award of £3000 that is offered each year to a postgraduate student studying for the MA in Interactive 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 (October 2022) journalistic endeavours
2012 Tom Knowles, San Francisco-based technology correspondent for The Times
2013 Rozina Sabur, Washington correspondent for The Telegraph
2014 Bryony Clarke, London-based freelance journalist and copy editor
2015 May Bulman, social affairs correspondent at the Independent
2016 James Sutton, managing editor at Think Publishing, London
2017 Joe Bray, football writer and columnist at the Manchester Evening News
2018 Joint winners Abbie Cheeseman, Beirut freelance correspondent and Anna Menin, chief City reporter, CityAM
2019 Sophie Dickinson, politics reporter Daily Mirror
2020 Winner Connie Dimsdale, news reporter The i, and runner-up Anushka Suharu, social media fellow, Business Insider
2021 Caolan Magee, assistant audience editor The Independent