A 19-year-old from Dartford has won a journalism scholarship which will see her spending a month working for Sky News.

Tania Steere, a former Dartford Grammar School for Girls pupil, was awarded the Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship at the University of Kent.

The award, in memory of Sky News presenter Bob Friend, was presented to Tania by Channel 4 News anchor John Snow.

Tania said: “I still have not come back down to earth after winning the Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. I am overjoyed about this amazing opportunity which will give me invaluable experience and help shape my professional career.”

Tania, who is in her first year of university studies, will also have a year’s course fees paid by Sky.