I am currently doing a stage working in the Publication Management and Editing Unit in DG EPRS at the European Parliament. EPRS is the EP's dedicated in-house think tank and I have been able to experience a wealth of different areas of work in my short time here. Strictly speaking my role involves writing blog posts for the EuroParl website, producing social media content and proof-reading or writing documents for the Parliament, however the EP places a great amount of importance on trainees experiencing a multitude of different aspects of Parliament life and actively encourages trainees to engage in cross-unit activities, meaning I have been given ample opportunity to experience other parts of Parliament life. This has included helping to organise and engage in conferences on a variety of topics among a good deal of other things.
A short internship at local television channel That's Manchester. While working here I got chance to see filming, editing and story planning close up and gain on the job experience of covering news stories as part of a TV news team.
I worked at Mancunian Matters as a reporter/journalist/features writer while I completed my NCTJ qualification. The role allowed me a lot of flexibility and allowed me to get involved in various types of media and cover numerous different types of stories. I, personally, have always been drawn to cultural journalism and this role allowed me to engage in that freely, however it also encouraged me to cover more conventional news journalism and feature writing - two aspects of the job that I enjoyed a lot.
I studied a 3 year BA in History at Cardiff University. The degree, which also included English Language modules, provided me with a variety of research and writing skills.