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Newcastle student shortlisted for MTV award


A Newcastle University student has been shortlisted to become MTV's student of the year, which recognise the nation's most passionate, inspiring and ambitious student.

Christian Cargill, a second year philosophy student, has been named in the top twenty of the competition and is hoping to secure a paid summer placement at MTV headquarters in London. Now he needs your vote!

He said: “This is one of the most incredible opportunities to get experience in the media industry whilst still at university. MTV is one of the biggest global broadcasting brands around and to be a part of it this summer would be an absolute dream. It's amazing to have been shortlisted to the final 20 and it's great to have so many different facilities available to me here at Newcastle, which have really helped me get shortlisted.”

Christian is now canvassing support to enable him to make the top five of the competition, where he’ll be invited to attend a filmed interview day in London and have the opportunity to show the judges why he should be named MTV Student of the Year. Voting ends on Sunday June 9.

To watch Christian’s pitch video and to vote for him visit the website.

published on: 30 May 2013