AFTER overcoming dyslexia and three years studying at the University of Chester Warrington Campus, one graduate is on her way to broadcasting success.

Lauren Duffy, 22, is part of the university's first broadcast production and presenting degree cohort, which was taught at the Parkgate Road campus in Padgate.

Now a successful graduate, Lauren was even nominated for an unsung hero award at the campus by fellow students for her hard work and determination.

She said: "It was a privilege to receive this award and knowing that I was kindly nominated by students on campus made winning it so much more special."

Lauren, who is from Prescott, will now be using the skills learnt during her course to aid her future career.

She said: "I was accepted to both of the placements I applied for; the STV North newsroom in Aberdeen and in STV's main studios for productions in Glasgow.

"I absolutely loved my experiences there, where I read a news bulletin in Aberdeen and worked with Lorraine Kelly in Glasgow!

"I also gained experience at Radio City's newsroom in Liverpool, which led to some freelance work for the FIFA World Cup.

"At the start of my third year was possibly my most exciting experience, having a work placement at CBBC’s Newsround and ITV's Granada Reports a few weeks later."

Mark Hannaby, programme leader in broadcast production and presenting and senior lecturer in journalism, said: "Lauren has proved an immensely hardworking and successful TV and radio producer/presenter, having overcome dyslexia and what she calls ‘negative’ educational experiences before coming to university."

Lauren added: "My degree and experiences will open up so many opportunities for me.

"I have grown as a person in my three years of study, so the sky is the limit as to what I can do now!"