I have loved reading for as long as I can remember, and grew up with characters such as Robinson Crusoe, The Hobbit, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Sherlock Holmes. I have always had the greatest admiration for people who have the confidence and the ability to put their ideas onto paper. I spent my life reading and writing stories, poems, academic and creative essays, personal reflections and more recently journalistic articles. My dream is to become a successful novelist one day, but just now I am working towards a career in journalism. I graduate with an MA in Multimedia Journalism in November from Glasgow Caledonian University, and have my NCTJ 100wpm Teeline shorthand. I have passed NCTJ Media Law, News Writing and Public Affairs, and currently hold a postgraduate diploma in Multimedia Journalism. I write for the Banter Magazine and the Evening Times community website, and hope to become more widely published over the next year. I am currently on a month's work experience placement at BBC Scotland's Radio Cafe, and have also undertaken placements at Carnegie UK Trust, the Evening Times, the Banter Magazine, the Five Thirty Show, and Scotland Today. I am travelling to Australia for six weeks in November and I am excited about finding a job when I return to Scotland in January.
I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, listening to music and attending gigs, watching comedy performances, visiting the theatre and art galleries, listening to the radio, visiting parks, drinking coffee and socialising, going out dancing and learning new skills such as playing the piano and guitar (which I've yet to do). I am interested in English literature, animals, politics, art, music, culture, society and the voluntary sector.
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