Actress dressed as prison warder

Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award scooped by a BOVTS student

Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award scooped by a BOVTS student

Published on:
10th March 2020

We’re incredibly proud of graduating actor Charlotte East who has won a prestigious Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award. Charlotte was selected as one of four overall winners out of 76 participants.

As a recipient of the award, she receives a five-month contract with the Radio Drama Company which will start later this year.

We’re also really pleased that Jo Patmore and Mark Milligan were two of the four runners up this year. They will receive the offer of freelance engagement in a Radio Drama Production later in the year.

Named after one of Radio’s most distinguished actors, the Carleton Hobbs initiative has been run by BBC Radio Drama every year since 1953 awarding over 150 bursaries in this time including past students such as Emerald O’Hanrahan.

Congratulations to the whole team who did us proud!

BA Professional Acting Student Charlotte East

Charlotte East


BA Professional Acting Student Jo Patmore

Jo Patmore


Mark Milligan

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor