9th January 2000

 

JOURNALISM STUDENT GETS BREAK ON FIVE LIVE

 

The sky’s the limit for Lincoln journalism student Waseem Mirza…

 

Having landed two plum jobs in radio and TV a year before he graduates, he has now made a career breakthrough by reading the news on BBC Radio Five Live.

 

Waseem (21), a second-year student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, is currently working on the weekly technology showcase ‘Click Online’ as part of a  placement with digital TV channel BBC World.

 

But a contact he made at the BBC’s Asian Network in Leicester led to him reading a news summary on Five Live on Tuesday evening (9th January).

 

“Someone I know from Leicester is working as an assistant editor at Five Live,” explained Waseem, who comes from Longthorpe, near Peterborough. “We were chatting and he asked me to go and do a news summary – he even said it might turn out to be a regular thing.

 

“If that happens I’d definitely want to move my casual contract over from the Asian Network to Five Live.”

 

Waseem still has a year of hard study to get through before he can continue his career in journalism. He expects to return to the Lincoln campus of ULH on 1st February to resume his studies.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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