PG student journalist of the year wins Guardian award

Press Gazette student journalist of the year Felicity Hay has bagged another award, winning reporter of year at the Guardian Student Media Awards.

Hay, from the
University of Sheffield's Steel Press, wins a six-week all-expenses-paid work placement at Sky News
and a week's work experience at The Guardian.

London students picked up five of the biggest awards at this year's awards, now in their 28th year.

Rupert Neate of Imperial College London won the top prize of overall student journalist of the year, winning a six-week work placement at The Guardian. Neate was also runner-up in the student reporter of the year category.

Imperial College's newspaper Felix won student newspaper of the year. The judges described it as "remorselessly campaigning with a sense of humour and significant news values".

Goldsmiths College, University of London won student publication design of the year for its newspaper Smiths, and University College London won student small budget publication of the year for magazine The Cheese Grater.

Rohin Frances of St Georges, University of London won student diversity writer of the year and was named runner-up in the student columnist of the year category.

Warwick University achieved a hat trick for the Warwick Boar, winning student website of the year, David O'Kelly winning student sports writer of the year and Tancred Newbury winning student travel writer of the year.

Ben Lafferty of Oxford University's Cherwell won student critic of the year and The University of Cardiff's Quench magazine won student magazine of the tear.

This year's judges included Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, Sky News political editor Adam Boulton, Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, Heat editor Mark Frith, Grazia editor-in-chief Fiona McIntosh, ITN presenter Katie Derham, and Daily Mail columnist Alison Pearson.

The students received their awards from TV presenter Lauren Laverne last night at a ceremony in central London.

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