Top Industry Figures Moved To Recognise NBS Graduate

Recent NBS graduate Pieter Droppert triumphed over a record number of entries to win at this year’s BJTC Student Journalism Awards.

His feature ‘Living Well With Dementia’ impressed a distinguished panel of judges to come out on top in the Best Radio News Documentary category.

Many of the judges spoke of how they’d been moved by the thought-provoking documentary.

At the presentation ceremony Pieter said he could not have made an award-winning documentary without the confidence the National Broadcasting School gave him.

He previously won the NBS Jon Snow trophy presented on each course to the top student.

Since graduating from NBS Pieter has secured a placement with BBC Current Affairs and his first freelance assignment will air on National Public Radio in America next month.

Everyone at The Bauer Academy and National Broadcasting School is immensely proud of Pieter’s achievement and wish him continued success.

The BJTC Student Journalism Awards were held on Thursday at Birmingham City University. It was hosted by two former BJTC students; Neila Butt, Editor, Diversity (Content & Strategy) for BBC English Regions and Dominic Laurie, Economics and Business reporter for Radio 5 Live and BBC Breakfast.

Pieter is pictured (left) receiving his award from Dominic Laurie.

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