Eilidh Wagstaff

  • Studentship: City University, London

I will always be exceedingly grateful to the Marjorie Deane Foundation for my studentship. The support it provides means I can concentrate fully on the MA Financial Journalism programme I am enrolled in, rather than dividing my attention between doing several part-time jobs whilst also studying.

As a result I’ve been able to take full advantage of the opportunities the MA course offers. Over the Christmas break I did a fantastic month-long internship at the Financial Times. Since beginning the course in September I’ve been to countless talks from outstanding journalists including the Managing Editor of Reuters, Paul Ingrassia and the Founding Editor of Bloomberg News Mathew Winkler. The teaching on the MA course is excellent and I’ve learnt an untold amount from it.

It’s hard to express just how much this studentship has helped me. Thanks to the Marjorie Deane Foundation’s generosity, I’ve had the best possible introduction to a career in financial journalism.

[March 2015]