I was recruited by Olive magazine, after my performance in my work experience, to complete freelance work as a digital assistant. I assisted with the formatting and online publishing of the current issue's (April 2020) recipes, using platforms such as Wordpress.
I developed my analytical and digital skills through researching hotels for an upcoming ELLE feature. I also finessed my writing voice and style through writing a published restaurant review in ELLE Decoration of Andre Fu’s “Louise”.
Highly commended for my work and effort, this work experience placement allowed me to develop my editorial and digital skills. My familiarity with social media accounts improved as I organised Olive's Pinterest account, while continuing to better my writing style and voice as I created recipe summaries for Olive’s website.
This award-winning travel publication developed my confidence in my editorial skills as I was assigned to aid the Production Editor in thoroughly fact-checking and editing numerous issues. This advanced my attention to detail, work ethic and research skills. I also wrote October’s “Five Reasons to Visit Rome” article.
I worked alongside the Telegraph’s Spark team of editors to write content, approach writers, and edit material for the newspaper’s business section. This developed my talent as a writer and editor in altering my writing to a specific audience and editing accordingly.
As part of the Global Leaders Team, I approached key global figures to write articles regarding the UN’s Sustainability Goals. Responsible for the articles’ commissioning, editing, WordPress formatting and the monthly newsletter. Exceptional clarity and professionalism were vital for the high-profile audience, while great organisation and communication was crucial for teamwork.
My degree has allowed me to analyse rich modules, such as ‘Culture, Crisis and Ecology in a Postcolonial World’ (71%), while significantly strengthening my writing expertise, communication skills and work ethic. I am also a journalist for the student newspaper Exépose, and dance with the URBN Dance society.
A Levels: English Literature (A*), History (A*), Art (A), EPQ (A) AS Level: Math (A)
11 GCSEs: 7 A*s and 4 As (including Math and English Literature) Important Roles: Academic Mentor, Peer Supporter, Prefect, Netball Umpire