My name is Sophie and I’m a third year journalism student at the University of Gloucestershire. I’m 22-years-old and currently have a part time job at a coffee shop, but have aspirations to work in the media industry. I’ve had work experience with a number of marketing/PR agencies where I learnt invaluable skills such as: social media management, writing competitor reports, SEO, copywriting, meeting with clients and perfecting my writing skills through various blog articles and press releases.
As cliche as it sounds, ever since I was little I’ve always wanted to pursue journalism; it’s an exciting, challenging, “on your toes” occupation which appeals so much to me and I can’t wait to start my career in the profession.
I love writing and sharing ideas which is why I wanted to start this website. The main areas covered in my blog are journalism, reviews and lifestyle. I hope you enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy writing them!
I thought the best way to learn even more about me would be through a short Q&A so here goes…
1. What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
I love spending time with family and friends, going on runs, shopping, watching films and writing this blog of course.
2. What would be your dream job?
Eventually, I would love to set up my own travel/leisure PR company. I think after enjoying my work experience as much as I did, it made me realise that it’s something I’d love to do everyday.
3. What’s your biggest achievement?
Personal: Travelling around Australia and actually surviving for four months! I did some amazing things like skydiving, snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef and climbing the Opera House.
Journalism: Interviewing Natalie Bennett the former Green Party leader – I was working on a piece about a greenbelt in Cheltenham and as soon as I knew Natalie was attending a campaign in the area, I leapt at the opportunity to interview her.
4. What’s your biggest fear?
I absolutely hate the sea and this fears only got worse as I’ve got older. A couple years ago I’d probably reluctantly go in, but now there would be no chance.
5. Where can you see yourself in 10-years from now?
Living in Australia, working in PR and hopefully just being happy with everything.