Staffordshire University proudly presents honorary graduate Clive Myrie as the celebrity who will appear at the Staffs Future Journalist awards ceremony on March 17.
Clive Myrie is the BBC News London World Affairs correspondent and the main presenter on Monday to Wednesday evenings.
Joining the BBC through a graduate journalism programme, Clive has gone on to cover major global events from Bill Clinton’s impeachment to wars in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is no stranger to awards ceremonies, having been nominated for a BAFTA over the coverage of the Mozambique floods and winning the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents for his coverage of ethnic violence in Borneo.
“The Staffs Future Journalist competition is providing the platform for children to be recognised for their writing skills.
“I am looking forward to seeing the journalistic talent that the midlands has to offer.
“Journalism is a great career and I’m proud to be a part of shining a light on talented writers.
“Who knows we might even find the next Clive Myrie.”
Journalism lecturer Pete Leydon said:
“The whole university is behind the students that are running the competition and it’s going to be fantastic to have Clive on campus for the final event.
“Clive is someone that our students can really aspire to be like and sharing these aspirations with young people in the area is great.”
Due to high demand, the deadline for entries was extended until midnight February 20th to enable more children across the area to take part.
For more information about the competition visit http://blogs.staffs.ac.uk/futurejournalist/