Tes Further reporter Julia Belgutay has been named the country’s top FE journalist at this year’s Education Journalism Awards.
She received the award for outstanding further and vocational journalism for her exclusive report on training provider UKRS being approved for training apprenticeships by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), despite being investigated for fraud. The provider has been removed from the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP).
Ms Belgutay was also named runner-up in the outstanding use of data in education journalism category at the national awards last night, which are run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
Five winning entries
A total of five Tes journalists won first prize in their nominated categories last night: national education journalism, outstanding use of data in education journalism, most promising newcomer to education journalism, outstanding further and vocational journalism, and outstanding regional education journalism.
And four Tes writers were awarded runners-up prizes in their nominated categories.
The annual Education Journalism Awards draw nominees from national and the specialist press.
Alison Tobin, chair of the CIPR education and skills group, said the awards celebrated the very best in education reporting. “They highlight the ability of exceptional journalists to hold policymakers and education institutions to account on a range of issues, from the lack of primary-school places to student mental health,” she said.