MA Sports Journalism graduate Srihari Daivanayagam is now working as Senior Content Manager at Sportskeeda sports news platform in India - but his journey started in the Future.
Srihari applied to the Future Funds during his studies, and was funded to complete a three-week placement at BBC Sport.
Student Opportunity Scholarship - £750
Excellence Scholarship - £2,000
Graduate Development Scholarship - £2,500
Srihari was delighted when he found out he had been chosen to complete a placement at the MediaCityUK in Salford. Having difficulties to fund this opportunity himself, the Sunderland graduate applied to the Futures Fund.
Srihari’s role mainly involved writing reports, monitoring media reaction and helping out with live coverage of sporting events, such as the UEFA Europe League, the Roland Garros – French Open, the Canadian Grand Prix and the test match between England and New Zealand.
“Every single day of my placement at the BBC gave me fresh insight into the various facets of the website and how the content is produced. I also got to interact with some of the sharpest minds in the industry, who were all approachable and made me feel at home.
“Whether it was listening to interviews and transcribing them immediately or monitoring Twitter, the experience was eye-opening.
“I would like to thank the Futures Fund scholarship for giving me the wonderful opportunity to learn my trade at the BBC working with some of the best journalists in the UK, something any budding sports journalist would dream of.”
The Futures Fund is made possible through the generous donation of individuals and organisations. Kim said “The Fund helped me go to London and experience my dream and gave me the priceless feat of being about to put a world leading fashion magazine on my CV. The scholarship is literally the best gift to give an undergraduate who is serious about their chosen career. It was instrumental in helping me realise my potential and gave me the confidence and support to conquer early stage career obstacles. I would like to thank all the donors to the Fund for making all the difference to me.”