We offer each of our trainees a summer bursary of up to £1,000 every summer of their degree to spend on journalism work experience or a journalism project, giving them the unique opportunity to travel and explore the areas of journalism they are passionate about.

Here, School of Journalism trainee Poppy Dippnall shares how she spent her summer bursary covering The Other Art Fair.

The School of Journalism bursary scheme allowed me to cover The Other Art Fair, an international art fair which was hosted in London.

The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, advocates the selling of affordable artwork from independent artists.

My interest in art and culture drove my ambition to cover the event and allowed me to expand my portfolio as a result.

After gaining accreditation through South West Londoner, I travelled down to Kings Cross to film the video piece.

I arrived on the opening night of the art fair, which only got more lively as the night went on (which made some great b-roll).

There were so many different attractions thanks to their sponsors – such as a bar, masterclasses, and a DJ.

With more than 100 independent London-based artists, there were so many amazing people to talk to.

I interviewed Marion Aschbacher, one of Saatchi Art’s Summer Session 2023 winners, as well as the charity partner Art House Unlimited.

I had an amazing experience producing this video and interviewing the talented artists.

This would have not been possible without the support of the School of Journalism’s summer bursary scheme.

You can watch Poppy’s video piece here.

You can read more summer bursary blogs here.

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