CV and Work History


University of Central Lancashire 2015-Present

MA Magazine Journalism

NCTJ and PPA accredited course that focuses mainly on magazine production including two group magazine, a business and a consumer, and I was editor-in-chief of the business magazine and digital editor for the consumer. During this course I also learnt about the law and responsibilities of being a journalist, how to write hard news and how to use new media and how to tell a story in a variety of ways. As well as leaning Teeline shorthand that I worked to 80 words a minute.

Key modules include: shorthand (Teeline), creating content, digital journalism, specialist writing, newsroom practice, law for journalists and public affairs.


University of Chester 2012-2015

BA (Hons) Combined Journalism with Creative Writing (grade 2:1)

During this three year course I learnt the foundations of journalism and how to work with others but mainly how to organise myself and develop an entire magazine on my own.

Key modules include: writing and presenting the news both online and print, law and ethics, feature writing and magazine journalism.


Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith Cumbria – 2008-2012


Art (Graphic Design)    B         English Literature        D

Philosophy of Religion C        General Studies            C

9 GCSEs (A-C; including English and Maths)



YouTube Partner – April 2012 – Present

My beauty and lifestyle channel have achieved over 2.5 million views and 9,200 subscribers. I have been posting for four years and I manage all aspects of the channel.

  • Video production like: scripting, filming and editing.
  • Uploading and using SEO words to gain clicks and traffic.
  • Also promoting and sharing on social media to produce more followers and views. Using cross-platforming techniques and promoting across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Understanding my audience and making content that suits them.
  • Working with companies such as Powder Accessories, Majique and Derma V19 to produce content for them.­­­


Blogger – July 2014 – Present

I own two blogs, the first a beauty blog related to my beauty YouTube channel and the second more an informal, life blog. The beauty blog is the most followed and the roles for that include:

  • Writing reviews, opinion pieces and creating fashion and beauty looks.
  • Editing photos and doing photo-shoots for products reviews.


Editorial Internship – May 2014 – June 2014

Rapid News Communications, Chester, Cheshire

I did a five-week placement at Rapid News and I was working for five of their business-to-business magazines. The content I was writing about was challenging however this was an interesting opportunity to write about content I was not familiar with. My main responsibilities were:

  • Writing from press releases and sourcing photographs.
  • Managing websites and uploading content to the different websites.
  • Finding exclusive quotes and contacting companies about their products.
  • Promoting the content through social media.
  • Working and leasing with the other editors.



  • Teeline Shorthand at 80 words per minute.
  • European Computing Driving Licence.
  • Research skills about how to find out specific information.
  • Layout and graphic design skills using Adobe programs, including InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Create video content and edit video using software like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro. Also sound editing using Adobe Audition.
  • Able to use all of Microsoft office software.
  • Photography skills from location scouting to taking photos to editing.
  • Communication skills including phone and email as well as interview skills.
  • Full knowledge of social media and how to utilise it.



Sales Assistant, Part-time – October 2015 – Present

Ernest Jones, Lancaster

Working as a sales associate at a jewellery shop.


Sales Assistant, Part-time – November 2014 – June 2015

Harriet and Dee, Chester, Cheshire

Working as a sale assistant in an independent card and gift shop.


Waitress, Part-time – May 2013 – September 2013

Debenhams Restaurant, Debenhams, Browns of Chester


Waitress, Part-time – September 2010 – September 2012

Cranstons Café Oswald’s, Penrith, Cumbria



Drama Society Communications Officer April 2013 – April 2014

Taking on main leadership roles within the society to help the general running of the society.

  • I organised the society’s two shows and events to make them run like clockwork.
  • Promotional work for the show including making physical and digital posters.
  • Updating social media and setting up social media events pages.


Student Leadership Program with North Inter-Schools Christian Union (NISCU) September 2010 – July 2012

A leadership program to train students to become leaders in the holiday camps and weekly lunch clubs that NISCU runs.

  • Working with other students has helped me be part of a team.
  • Planning talks and sessions on my own and leading small groups of my peers.

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