I am a 21-year old Politics student, currently studying at the University of York. I am keen to pursue a career in communications after having enjoyed, and been challenged by, a variety of placements in PR, marketing and the media. Work experience at leading media outlets including The Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Times and the Press Association have given me an insight into life in the media and a snapshot of how the media operates. Working in the communications department of Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, the company behind the major tea brand Yorkshire Tea gave me the opportunity to have an impact in a medium sized company where the maintenance of a quality reputation is vital. Helping develop and implement the marketing strategy for a major software product at one of the UK's leading learning technology companies allowed me to develop my skills of working on a project, having responsibility for key tasks, and understanding how in an industry such as technology an effective marketing and PR campaign can make the difference between a successful product and one that flops. While at university I have become immersed in the opportunities on offer to me. I have developed my love for the media by becoming involved in the award winning campus student newspaper through a variety of different positions, writing news stories, as well as acting as the Comment Editor and Managing Editor. Moreover, through my involvement in the university debating society I developed my ability to make strong arguments, think logically and communicate effectively with others. By becoming the President of the Debating society I furthered the society, building relationships with people both inside and out, chairing meetings, and overseeing the long term development of the society.
Living in rural Lincolnshire I enjoy getting out into the countryside and enjoying the great outdoors. Aside from this I have a passion for football and enjoy unwinding by cooking. Most importantly everything I do, I try to do to the best of the ability, by making as many friends as I can along the way and with a smile on my face!
A library of all the work I have written for YorkVision, the University of York student newspaper is available at http://www.yorkvision.co.uk/author/fb675815025/.