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Brighton Journalist Works student wins award

A 22-year-old woman from Burgess Hill, who toured Europe and Japan as lead singer of a band before becoming a journalist, scooped a prestigious award last night.

Scarlett Wrench, who spent sixth form at Varndean College, won Student Journalist of the Year at the NCTJ Society of Editors’ conference.

She said: “I’m very flattered. I’ve brought my Grandma to the awards to thank her for paying for my journalism course.”

Scarlett recently completed her NCTJ certificate at Brighton Journalist Works and now works on Men’s Health Magazine.

She said: “I love it. It feels slightly surreal sometimes, to have landed this job at a time when finding work is so difficult for people my age.”

Scarlett was lead singer of band The Malchicks and featured in the Argus four years ago when her band released an album in the UK and America.

Although journalism isn’t the Hemingway and Hunter S Thompson that Scarlett imagined, she said: “I love it and I don’t even remotely regret going down this path.”

Scarlett was one of two members of the journalism society at school and recalls drafting press releases about Varndean College and sending them to the Argus.

Scarlett’s advice to aspiring journalists is: “Get out there and do it. Don’t just learn about it. Get some real-world experience.”

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Follow up: this went into The Argus today!

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