2nd August 2005


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A journalism student at the University of Lincoln who went through Clearing has landed his first full-time job at BBC Radio Jersey even though he is yet to graduate.


Edward Sault, from St Saviour in Jersey, applied to study at Lincoln through Clearing after he failed to make the grades at A-level required by his first choice university.


Whilst studying at the Brayford Pool campus, Edward excelled in radio news production and gained valuable experience by working at the BBC in Lincolnshire and Jersey.


In his final year Edward was invited to apply for a broadcast journalist position at BBC Radio Jersey.


“I didn’t tell anyone I was going for an interview in case I didn’t do very well and to be honest the whole process was a nightmare from start to finish,” he said. “Firstly due to problems printing out my dissertation, I was late getting to the airport and missed my flight!


“The airline booked me onto another flight the next day and luckily I made it on time. The interview itself was the worst experience I’ve ever had I couldn’t believe it when they offered me the job.”


Debbie Wilson, undergraduate programme leader at the Lincoln School of Journalism, said: "Eddie never relaxed his efforts to be the best he could be -he studied hard, took part in the university radio station, kept up his work experience and made lots of good contacts. 


“He has talent, commitment and is prepared to work very, very hard.  He's a popular student and an excellent ambassador for the Lincoln School of Journalism. We're very pleased for him and extremely proud of him." 


Edward said: “I’d recommend the University of Lincoln to anyone wanting to study journalism as I don’t think I’d have been given the same opportunities anywhere else. Going through Clearing was a very anxious time but on reflection I think it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”


Edward is due to graduate from the University of Lincoln on 14th September at 11.30am at Lincoln Cathedral with a 2:1 in Journalism.


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For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer - (01522) 886244    kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk