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Digital journalism specialist awarded European fellowship

An award-winning digital journalism specialist has been named as a fellow of a European programme which helps boost enterprise education.

Francois Nel, who directs the Journalism Leaders Programme at the University of Central Lancashire, is among a select group of 25 UK academics who have been awarded a fellowship with the European Entrepreneurship Educators Programme or 3EP.

The programme, which is led by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education, aims to support and develop entrepreneurship within the further and higher education sectors.

Francois was named a fellow for his work in founding the award-winning Media And Digital Enterprise project at UCLan, which has helped foster successful media start-ups in the UK and Turkey.

Kirsi Peura, a member of the 3EP project team, said: “Successful educators who have taken things into practice in order to foster the entrepreneurial mind-set in their own educational context have been awarded in the 3EP programme with 3EP Fellowship.

“3EP Fellows are a critical group of European educators who are making a profound impact in different levels – upon students, colleagues, institutions, and networks.”