I’m a writer and journalist with a keen interest in politics and current affairs. In July 2018, I graduated from the University of Kent, having studied an NCTJ accredited MA in Multimedia Journalism at Kent’s Centre for Journalism. I was delighted to be awarded a Distinction for my efforts.
In September 2018, I will be starting as a trainee reporter with MailOnline. Before commencing my role with them, I will be working for the Liverpool Echo for ten weeks, and then spending four weeks at the SWNS agency in Birmingham, before returning to London in February.
In the summer of 2017, I completed a BA in History and Politics at the University of Sussex, graduating with first-class honours. During my second year at Sussex, I was the Editor of The Badger, Sussex’s weekly student newspaper. I’ve also written for the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Kent Messenger, the Huffington Post as a blogger, and a number of student publications. As a student journalist, I interviewed both Alastair Campbell and Peter Hitchens, and won an award for the former.
My academic work has led to correspondence with the likes of Bernard Ingham, former press secretary to Margaret Thatcher, and Neal Lawson, the chairman of Compass. My History dissertation focused on the relationship between the Government and the Press in Britain during the Second World War, achieved a mark of 78, and was entered for a national award by my tutor. You can get access to all my undergraduate academic work, and read more about this aspect of my portfolio at my ‘Research’ page.
Outside of journalism and academia, I am a member of the trustee board of CLIC Sargent, the national cancer charity for children and young people. My role involves the representation of the charity at public events, scrutiny of board documents, and the financial oversight of the charity. It has so far been an extremely rewarding experience, and I’m excited about my continual exposure to new and exciting challenges with this fantastic charity. You can read more about how I became involved with CLIC Sargent on my ‘Charity Work‘ page.
My spare time involves lots of reading, socialising, watching but not playing sport, and trying to play the piano!