Dublin summit calls for student Stuart

Stuart Russell and Jim Leishman after he was awarded his BEM

Stuart Russell and Jim Leishman after he was awarded his BEM

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A Fife student will be making his way to Dublin this week where he will be representing art at the One Young World Summit.

Stuart Russell BEM (22) from Glenrothes won a writing competition through Go Think Big and Telefonica allowing him the chance to speak at the conference.

The event focuses on young people from all over the UK leading the way and helping to change the world in a positive way in any way that they can.

The HND radio student, who was awarded a British Empire Medal earlier this year by the Queen, is looking forward to heading to Ireland and hopes that his work will help make a difference.

“I really do care about this world and I hope that it translates through my work,” Stuart said.

“There are so many dreams I want to make happen and going to Dublin for the first time will be an amazing starting point.

“I have a good feeling that ‘One Young World’ will lead me towards people who understand me and share some of my creative vision, ” he continued.

Stuart as also won a Youth On Board Award from the British Youth Council (YOB Award) for most inspiring project in the UK.

The media based project is a radio show on local station K107 FM and includes a magazine where he interviews a variety of artists from different genres all over Fife.

Stuart will be hosting a video diary, radio programme and a blog while attending the event in Dublin.

You can follow his experiences at www.stuiegoestodublin.blogspot.co.uk