Saffron Records is a Bristol based female youth record label. It provides support for young women in the music industry via signings, apprenticeships and school programmes. In this role I extend the label's media presence in a number of ways. This includes the delivery of Saffron Sessions, live sessions and filmed interviews with upcoming female talent. I also create web content, write press releases for various Saffron events and am Saffron's media correspondent for UK festivals such as Larmer Tree Festival.
The Flux Presents is a Bristol based music blog, bringing exclusive features, reviews and interviews from local, national and international artists. As a writer for The Flux Presents, I review albums and live acts.
Mr. Wolfs is a renowned Bristol based gig venue. Here I set up the media initiative to interview artists performing at the venue prior to their gig. I produce and present these interviews, providing promotion for both the artists and venue.
UBTV is the University of Bristol's TV channel, bringing entertainment and news pieces to it's viewers via YouTube. Here I interviewed various artists for the channel, including a popular video with Marika Hackman, which has received over 3000 views.
Brisfest is a Bristol based non-for-profit music festival, creating platforms for local musical talent. Here I was responsible for managing promotional events at University of West of England and Castle Park. This included creating Event Management Plans & Risk Assessments, talent sourcing and liaison, publicity and brand management, and budget management. I also created and executed a marketing strategy for Brisfest’s PR and social media output. Over the festival weekend I worked as a point of information for the production team on site.
The Live Music Society provides networking and performing opportunities for musicians at the University of Bristol. This is achieved through organising socials, running regular open mic nights and holding events at locally renowned gig venues, such as The Fleece. In this role I was responsible for managing a committee of 10 people and co-ordinating the various areas of the team. This included events organisation and promotion, finance and sponsorship, and internal and external communication.
BURST FM is the University of Bristol's radio station, bringing a variety of shows to listeners via online streaming. During my time here I co-hosted two chat shows, produced and presented live sessions, and interviewed a wide variety of internationally known artists for regular podcasts. This included in-depth research, interview technique and editing with Audacity.
Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol embraces an experimental framework that focuses on the importance of hypothesis-driven, testable ideas to understanding mind and behaviour. The course covered various topics within psychology, including development, cognition, social behaviour, evolutionary psychology and clinical psychology. My third year research project allowed me to expand on my passion for nutrition and behaviour. Here I focussed on eating behaviour in relation to perceived calorie expenditure. I proposed a new model of eating behaviour and received a 1st for my project. I gained quantitative and qualitative analytical research skills, including statistical software usage, as well as oral and written communication skills, such as presenting and report writing.