12th September 2000




Two Hull teenagers got their foot in the door at the city’s daily newspaper after competing to become the new Hull Daily Mail Scholars while gaining places at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


Sarah Blevins and Samantha Lane will visit the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on Friday to have a final look round at the Lincoln campus before they move into halls of residence at the weekend.


The scholars will be full-time students on the three-year BA (Hons) Journalism degree programme but will return to Hull one day a week to work alongside the paper’s regular reporters.


But the girls will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy student life to the full.


“It’s very exciting, we’re really on the first rung of the ladder now, but I’m looking forward to living in halls and meeting lots of new people too,” said Sarah (18), from Nornabella Drive in Beverley.


The scheme was first launched last September and three Hull Daily Mail scholars are now entering their second year at the Lincoln campus.


Sam Lane from Willerby has worked previously at Viking FM but she likes the idea of combining a career with university.


“The Lincoln campus looks like a great place to study and the accommodation’s fantastic,” said Sam (18), who did her English and Media Studies A-levels at Wolfreton High School.


“In particular I was impressed by the equipment in the TV studios - I can’t wait to have a go!”


Both scholars had to submit a 500-word essay on why they want to be a journalist and were then invited to do a week’s work experience in April.




Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886042