£250 award for ‘outstanding student’

Poppy Bragg
Poppy Bragg

A former solicitor from Lower Beeding has been rewarded for achieving 100 per cent accuracy in a shorthand exam.

Poppy Bragg, 28, won the £250 award for passing her 110 words per minute shorthand exam sponsored by Ryman.

Having completed her NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at City College Brighton and Hove, Poppy now works as a communications officer for the NSPCC in London.

Prior to this she had worked as a solicitor before deciding to change career direction.

Poppy’s success comes in a year when City College journalism students have won a hat-trick of NCTJ awards in subjects including Media Law and Essential Public Affairs.

Poppy said: “Studying at City College was really enjoyable and I learnt a lot of valuable skills while I was there”.

“I took the course as I wanted to work in a media role for a charity and I’m now working as a communications officer for the NSPCC so gaining my Diploma in Journalism really helped with my career.

“I was delighted to find out that I had won this shorthand award and have my brilliant shorthand teacher Nicki Jones to thank!”

Nicki, shorthand tutor at the college, said: “Poppy was an outstanding student and the college is delighted that she’s gone on to successfully work in the charity sector.

“City College recognises the importance of shorthand for its students and this national award is recognition of that. I’m personally delighted for Poppy.”

City College is currently recruiting for a range of journalism courses.

For more information, call course information on 01273 667759, or email info@ccb.ac.uk or see http://www.ccb.ac.uk/public/college-life/journalism.