Megan Gurr
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Megan Gurr

Writer and EditorWeymouth, United Kingdom
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Megan Gurr

Writer and EditorWeymouth, United Kingdom
About me
Hi! I'm a Masters student from the UK with a passion for writing, reading and research. I have a wide span of interests, from current socio-political issues to women's studies to friendships and relationships, and love exploring new topics and ideas. You will often find me with a mug of coffee in hand, sitting next to my numerous house plants and with a lavender-scented candle burning nearby (but nowhere near my house plants).
Projects
  • Book Review X Conversation over Borders
    Book Review X Conversation over BordersI wrote a book review on Ali Smith's 'Winter' and Charlotte McDonald-Gibson's 'Cast Away' for Conversation Over Borders' blog a couple of months back, exploring the theme of migration within both texts. Specifically, I unravelled the dichotomy between human migration and bird migration and applied the European Refugee Crisis to its context.
Projects credited in
  • The Tab: articles
    The Tab: articlesWho: The Tab, student platform What: Several online articles as part of their 2016 summer fellowship Why: For enjoyment, pleasure and to broaden my writing experience How: Pitching, researching and writing Some articles were around student life in general, some were specific to Birmingham (my university) and some were for Babe, The Tab’s vertical aimed at young women and discussing our experiences in this changing world.  Writers are encouraged to be bold, challenging, controversial and irrevere
Work history
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    Office RunnerFactory Films
     - Hove, United KingdomInternship
    I compiled post-production scripts and fact-checking for a BBC4 documentary on Latin Music, and completed general office runner duties.
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    WriterThe Caterham Independent
     - Caterham, United KingdomInternship
    A week-long work experience with a local newspaper on regional news stories. I learnt the basics of a newspaper and publishing, as well as interviewing public figures including our local MP.
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Skills
  • Organisation
  • Writing
  • Time Management
  • Content Creation
  • Proofreading
  • Article Writing
  • Research
Education
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    Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought MAUniversity of Sussex
    Brighton, United Kingdom
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    English Literature BAUniversity of Sussex
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
    Achieved First Class (Hons) Completed a study year abroad at the University of Oslo in Norway, where I studied joint subjects of English, Modern History and Cultural History.