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Berenika Balcer

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Berenika Balcer

WriterSzczecin, Poland
About me
I am a highly organized, creative and initiative-taking editor and writer with excellent communication skills, as well as a profound understanding of the media environments, especially in the cultural and social context.
Projects
  • Roses 2018Roses are the biggest inter-university sports tournament in Europe. This annual competition is between Lancaster University and the University of York. Roses 2018 were set in Lancaster. SCAN: Student Comment and News, the newspaper of LU was there along with other press teams, to cover the event. I was there as a photographer, therefore I had to be organized, creative and able to spot the best moments, which is not that easy when it comes to sport.
  • Roses 2017Roses are the biggest inter-university sports tournament in Europe. This annualy competition is between Lancaster Univeristy and Univeristy of York. Roses 2017 were set in York. SCAN: Student Comment and News, the newspaper of LU was there along with other press teams, to cover the event. I was there as a photographer, therefore I had to be organized, creative and able to spot the best moments, which is not that easy when it comes to sport.
  • ElMUNdo (2014)StetiMUN is the Model United Nations in II Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Szczecin (Stettin). It's three days event, during which students are discussing world problems. ElMUNdo is a newspaper that cover this event. It has three issues for each days. In 2014 I was the editor and it was the first year where first two issues where online and the third one was printed. All of them had to be done on daily basis, mostly at nights.
Work history
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    MentorFundacja Elab
    PolandPart Time
    Responsible for a group of applicants to the Elab Education Laboratory, acting as an external mentor to provide online guidance on university and course choices, entry requirements, personal statements and references, and interview preparation, and provide ongoing support throughout the application process.
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    Editor-in-ChiefFederation of Polish Student Societies in the UK
    United KingdomFreelance
    Editor-in-Chief of 'The Lambert,' The Quarterly Journal of the Federation of Polish Student Societies in the UK, responsible for the team and content management, contact with both the Federation and external bodies, creative content and design of The Journal, which is also the first Polish Student Media in the UK.
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Skills
  • Article Writer
  • Photography
  • Media
  • Journalism
  • 2+ Languages
  • Blog Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Creative Approach
  • Online Media
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
Education
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    MA New Media and Digital CultureUniversity of Amstedam
     - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    University of Amsterdam has been ranked 1st in the world in Communication & Media Studies by the QS World University Rankings. Modules included: - New Media Research Methods, - New Media Research Practices, - New Media Theories, - New Media Theories Research Seminar - Platform Labor, - The Futures of Culture: Art and Media in/outside Changing Institutions.
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    BA (Hons) Media and Cultural StudiesLancaster University
     - Lancaster, United Kingdom
    Grade: 2.1 Dissertation: "Mediating National Identity Through the Media Lens. The analysis of two main Polish news stations, TVN24 and TVP Info, and their use of the 'new' newspeak in the coverage of the Independence Day" Modules included: Contemporary Social Problems Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies Critical Cultural Theory Consumer Culture and Advertising Skills for researching social life Virtual Cultures Nations and Migration Media and Visual Culture Cities, Cultures, Creativities - Urban Development in the Age of Global Media
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