Postgraduate degree

MA Magazine Journalism (Grade: Merit)

University of Central Lancashire 2015-2016

NCTJ and PPA accredited course that focuses mainly on magazine production including two group magazines, a business and a consumer, and I was editor-in-chief of the business magazine and digital editor for the user.

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 learning Teeline shorthand that I worked to 80 words a minute.

Undergraduate degree

BA (Hons) Journalism with Creative Writing (Grade 2:1)

University of Chester 2012-2015

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.

University

MA Magazine Journalism (Grade: Merit)
University of Central Lancashire 2015-2016
NCTJ and PPA accredited course that focuses mainly on magazine production including two group magazines, a business, and a consumer, and I was editor-in-chief of the business magazine and digital editor for the user. 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 learning 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.

Work completed during the year can be seen here

My final project, TEAL Magazine, can be viewed here

BA (Hons) Journalism with Creative Writing (Grade 2:1)

University of Chester 2012-2015
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.

Work completed during the year can be seen here

New job: reporter.

Quick bullet points before I elaborate:

I was offered and accepted a job as a Reporter for HVP and BMN magazine.

I have been in the job for three months, and I have now moved down to London.

So, after nearly 200 applications and nine months after finishing my Masters, I finally got the job I wanted.I work for two magazines Heating, Ventilation and Plumbing and Builders’ Merchants News. I do a huge variety of tasks during the day from writing, design, social media and subbing.

I am only three months into the job, so I know that I will be developing a lot in the next coming months as everything with the magazines start to become second nature.

Aside from my job the move to London has been a significant change. Aside from the water tasting disgusting and everything being expensive I feel that I have settled into the city well.

I have also been heavily involved with the London YouTube community by attending events, gatherings, and Summer in the City. The initial awkwardness of the newness of the city has gone, and I am starting to feel very settled.

I have also finally got used to working a 9-5:30 but the work – work balance between my job and YouTube / my brand has been hard to balance. I may have cracked that now and I’m starting to settle into a pattern.

I have a lot of goals for the next few months that I will share publically when I achieve them, but for now, I am finally in the place I want to be, and I am looking to push on forward.

That’s all for now,

Vicki

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