The Simon Cumbers Media Fund will hold an information workshop at NUI Galway on Tuesday, 19th January for NUIG students interested in applying to the 2016 Student Scheme. The workshop will be held at 3pm in Room G1001, the Hardiman Research Building (beside the main library), NUI Galway. It will be attended by member of the Student Scheme judging panel and former RTÉ broadcaster, Rodney Rice, as well as representatives from Irish Aid and the Fund administrators. They will be on hand to provide details of the 2016 Student Scheme, including the themes and guidelines that must be observed by applicants. Now in its fifth year, the Scheme offers students the chance to get a head start in their journalism careers and gain an insight into global development issues. The winners of the 2016 Scheme will have the opportunity to: • Travel to a developing country. • Receive one-to-one mentoring from Foreign Policy Editor at The Irish Times, Paddy Smyth; Newstalk producer Susan Cahill; or TheJournal.ie deputy editor, Christine Bohan. • Have their projects published / broadcast across either The Irish Times, Newstalk or TheJournal.ie. Under this scheme, third-level students are asked to submit a multimedia proposal focusing on development issues. The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2016 Student Scheme is Friday, 12th February. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to pitch their project idea to a panel of judges from the scheme’s three media partners. If you would like to attend the NUI Galway workshop, RSVP to email@example.com, putting “Galway workshop” in the subject line.