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Best NCTJ Shorthand student in the UK

10 July 2012

Bournemouth University student wins national journalist award.

Heloise Beaton a final year Multi-media journalism student has been crowned best shorthand student in the UK by the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists).

The NCTJ award is given to students who pass their shorthand exams with 100 percent accuracy and then have their work judged by the NCTJ shorthand board to decide the overall winner for the best, neatest shorthand.

The NCTJ delivers a premier training scheme for journalists in the UK. There are more than 40 colleges, universities and commercial providers approved by the NCTJ to offer accredited journalism training courses leading to NCTJ qualifications.

Karen Ballam, shorthand tutor at BU said: “I am very proud of Heloise and delighted she has won this award. I know that Heloise has worked very hard at her shorthand from the early days of learning the theory right through to achieving 100wpm.”

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