Alumna shortlisted for BBC Radio 4 Today Student Journalism Awards

9 October 2018

Alumna Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou (English, 2011) has been shortlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Today Student Journalism Awards, in the category of ‘Today Programme Critic of the Year’. She is one of three students selected for the shortlist by Martha Kearney and the author Andrew O’Hagan.

The category seeks to recognise the best student criticism on any platform. Entrants submitted three examples of work they had produced and published or broadcast in media aimed solely or predominantly at a student audience during the academic year 2017-18. Hannah entered the competition in August with two features on the Joan Jonas retrospective at the Tate (read here) and the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition which is still on at the V&A (read here), and a short review on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Reimagining shown at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the Globe (read here).

Hannah is currently working on ‘The Lucy Writers’ Platform’ as a platform for emerging or developing writers and creatives from the Lucy Cavendish community and beyond. She is currently inviting submissions and hopes to launch the website next month (find out more here).

Sarah Sands is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College and editor of the Today Programme. She was Chair of the judges for the competition, and said:

“Student journalism is thriving in the UK. The judges have seen in-depth investigations, moving personal stories, razor sharp reviews, and a fair dose of wit and mischief.

It’s been inspiring to see so much creativity and diversity among the next generation of journalists, and we’re looking forward to helping some of them develop their careers here at the Today Programme.”

Hannah said:

“I feel honoured to be shortlisted alongside two other excellent female student journalists. Just knowing that Martha Kearney and Andrew O'Hagan read and selected my work for the shortlisting is a prize in itself. It would be great if this news brings hope and encouragement to other aspiring student writers from Lucy Cavendish College!”

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