Bury Times reporter Harriet Heywood is celebrating after winning four university journalism awards.

Harriet Heywood, from Seddons Farm, won the impressive haul of accolades in a ceremony held by the University of Salford, where she is a third-year broadcast journalism student.

The 21-year-old took home the Steve Panter Multimedia Journalist of the Year Award, Photojournalist of the Year Award, Third Year Student Award and Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award.

Taking place at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery last week, journalism and PR students and graduates, alongside staff and presenters enjoyed an evening of celebration.

It is the second year in a row Harriet was presented with the student year award after she was awarded the Second Year Student Award last year.

Former reporter Steve Panter was the judge for the Multimedia Journalist of the Year Award and Harriet won with her story about a lost and found war diary of a lady living in Salford during the blitz.

Steve said: “The winner and two runners-up showed a determination to ‘get out there’ and interview people face-to-face to generate original content and thereby enhance reader, viewer and listener interest.

“The winner embraced the integration of engaging writing, vibrant video and pleasing use of still images and graphics to create a package with strong human interest at its core.”

Harriet won her Photojournalist of the Year accolade for her coverage of the girl’s night in protests in Manchester.

Judge Mark Waugh, a photographer in Manchester working freelance for newspapers like The Guardian, The Times and The Observer, said: “Harriet has worked hard to try and compose strong images, and in tricky lighting she has still managed to get a nice set of images.”

Harriet’s award-winning broadcast journalism piece was also about the lost and found war diary.

Judge Gamal Fahnbulleh, ITV News presenter and journalist, added: “Harriet's piece was a great example of a broadcast-ready package made during a Newsday. Engaging, human, and really well told."

The overall award of Third Year Student Award was judged by sports broadcaster Pien Meulensteen.

She said: “It was incredibly difficult to choose a winner for this category.

"All of the entries showcased brilliant, inquisitive and well-produced journalism and it has been a joy to learn more about the students.

“I was drawn to Harriet’s story because the TV package was professionally produced, and it had all the elements to a story you would see on a national news broadcast.

"Harriet tells the story of Fiona Heakin’s unearthed family diary with warmth and sensitivity.

"She cleverly intertwines her interview with Fiona with details of World War Two through a Salford lens.

“Harriet’s commitment to learn in a professional environment and secure freelance positions at local and national news outlets, all while studying at the university, has clearly built her into a well-rounded journalist.”

Her family have expressed their delight in Harriet's quadruple award success.

Her grandad Warren said: “I am so proud of what she achieved at the journalism awards last Thursday.”

Harriet's mum Rebecca said: “Harriet began her journey into journalism at 14 delivering newspapers at weekends, she then worked in Mile Lane newsagents and now is at the Bury Times. She was also able to do some work for the Times Radio whilst at university too.”

Harriet, who works at the Bury Times and a reporter at radio station Your FM, is due to complete her degree later this year.