The top-performing NCTJ student at the University of Ulster was presented with a shorthand award by chancellor James Nesbitt on Tuesday 17 December.
James Tait was presented with the Belfast Telegraph - Helen Scott Memorial Shorthand Trophy on achieving 100 per cent accuracy in his 100 wpm NCTJ shorthand exam. The award is in memory of a former shorthand teacher who died suddenly a few years ago.
James was presented his prize at the university’s winter graduation ceremony by the chancellor and Northern-Irish born actor, who is currently starring in the big-screen adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
The Chancellor of the University of Ulster, James Nesbitt, presents James Tait with the Belfast Telegraph - Helen Scott Memorial Shorthand Trophy. Also pictured are Dr Colm Murphy, head of school, media, film and journalism and NCTJ board member, and journalism lecturer Milne Rowntree.