Joanne Oguntimehin

Joanne Oguntimehin

ResearcherLondon, United Kingdom
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Joanne Oguntimehin

Joanne Oguntimehin

ResearcherLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am passionate about engagement, particularly learning in young people. I am an ambassador for the fact that learning and teaching English is relevant and vital to developing ever important critical thinking skills. I seek to push the existing boundaries of what is considered as 'literary' and bring an analytical and academic eye to pop culture. I am a big supporter of Penguin Random House and the innovative steps they have taken with things like Penguin Live and Merky Books. In 2018, I was longlisted to the final 150 out of 1,700 applicants for the Penguin WriteNow scheme. I have a flair for analysis. My writing spans articles and blogposts (reviews, social commentary, think pieces), poetry and short fiction. I was recently published on Black Ballad for my review of Arinzé Kene's 'Misty'. My sharp eye for detail is often called upon for proofreading services. Making worlds collide is what I do. Bringing seemingly separate worlds together to produce something innovative, whether that is in the form of events, literature or collaborative projects. I enjoy working with ideas and welcome any opportunity that allows me to do this.
Projects
  • Ital Workshop
    Ital Workshop
  • Memory Bags 2017
    Memory Bags 2017
Projects credited in
  • Creative Media Campaign
    Creative Media CampaignSelected as one of 15 to take part in an industry-led creative advertising traineeship, co-designed by Create Jobs with Kati Russell (The Girlhood). A brief was set by Time to Change to get young people more engaged with mental health. Create Jobs Website: https://www.createjobslondon.org/creativity-works/creative-media-campaigns This project culminated in delivering a professional pitch back to leading agency representatives from Wieden + Kennedy, The Pop Up Agency and Grey London, Unruly,
  • CREATIVITYWORKS
    CREATIVITYWORKSTackling Mental Health Stigmas amongst young people.
Work history
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    Research ExecutiveThe Nursery
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Planning internGrey London
     - London, United KingdomInternship
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Social Media
  • Communication
  • Blogging
  • Poetry
  • Public Speaking
  • Events Programming
  • Fiction
  • Teaching
Education
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    PGCE Secondary EducationCanterbury Christchurch University
     - London, United Kingdom
    PGCE Secondary Education, English, Distinction (part of Teach First Leadership Development Programme)
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    English LiteratureRoyal Holloway
     - Egham, United Kingdom
    BA, First Class Honours