Nikki Fox, a former Music student here at Brunel, has been awarded Journalist of the Year at the European Diversity Awards 2016.

Graduating in 2003, Nikki then started her journey in radio at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. She then went on to Channel 4’s Disability Researcher Training Scheme. Since then she has worked for of the BBC, Maverick TV and ITV., including as a researcher and co-presenter for Gok Wan’s show: ‘How To Look Good Naked with a Disability.’ She is now the Disability Correspondent for BBC Watchdog.

The annual event, first launched in 2010, was held in the Natural History Museum this year and aimed to recognise individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of diversity, equality and inclusion across the continent from all fields across business, media and politics. For this reason, Nikki was chosen as one of eight recipients for global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills' Journalist of the Year Award for having used her profile across the world of media to raise awareness of key disability issues.

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