Journalism student’s shorthand wins award

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A Havant journalism student has won a national award for the precision and speed of her shorthand.

Georgina Moore passed her 100 words-per-minute exam with 100 per cent accuracy and, according to the judges, she also produced the most technically-accomplished shorthand notes. She also passed her 110wpm exams.

Ms Moore, 22, was presented with her award and £250 cash prize at a formal lunch.

The third year University of Portsmouth student said: ‘Journalism is my passion and to be recognised on a national level for my shorthand is such a privilege.

‘I adopted the attitude of treating my degree like a full-time job. Some mornings I would be in library at 7.30am before my lectures started, mostly practicing my shorthand outlines.

‘Never did I once think I could achieve 100 words a minute at 100 per cent accuracy, let alone 110 words per minute.

‘I had no idea it was coming and I cannot explain how excited I was. Winning the award is an absolute honour.’