14th December 2000
WOULD-BE JOURNO GETS HIS FOOT IN THE DOOR
Journalism student Waseem Mirza has landed two plum jobs in the industry… a year before he graduates!
Waseem (21), a second-year student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside landed a training contract with the BBC last year after spending two weeks on work experience at the Asian Network.
That placement led to a part-time job at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, where Waseem produces news both locally and for the Asian network’s regional opt-out.
And next month the go-ahead student will begin a short placement with digital TV channel BBC World, where he will be working on the weekly technology showcase ‘Click Online’.
“I’ll be providing news, shadowing journalists and hopefully getting to travel on location with reporters,” said Waseem, who comes from Longthorpe, near Peterborough.
He will continue to work for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in Peterborough, where he puts together news packages and stories for broadcast on local radio, BBC Look East and the BBC’s Asian Network.
“It’s been really exciting to make the move from the Asian Network to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and hopefully the move to television will be even better for me,” said Waseem.
“I’m hoping to carry on with the BBC until the end of my course, and then with any luck I’ll get some full-time work here after I graduate.”
For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager
University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
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