BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
Glasgow Caledonian University
“I first stepped into a newsroom in 2007 at the age of 15. My week of work experience at the Daily Record gave me a real taste for the buzz of a busy newsroom. Ever since then I have been working towards my goal of being a journalist.
"Before leaving school I completed four placements at the Daily Record which helped me secure a place to study multimedia journalism on the NCTJ and BJTC accredited course at Glasgow Caledonian University, where I am now in my honours year. The fact this course is the only one in central Scotland which is dual accredited made my decision easy in selecting where I wanted to study. Over the past four years I have gained a number of skills here which I have been able to apply in the workplace and consequently use to gain employment.
"Whilst studying, I continued to gain as much work experience as possible across different platforms with both local and national publications. These placements include working at: The Herald, Evening Times, Glaswegian, Street News Service and Clyde and Forth Media. During that time I have produced a series of exclusive stories, beating both national and local competitors. Doing this on an almost weekly basis further inspired me to learn and expand my skills in order to become a good journalist.
“Last year, I was offered a place on the BBC’s Scottish Religious Advisory committee where I offer views, comments, observations and advice on BBC/BBC Scotland output from a Hindu prospective, further highlighting my passion for journalism. In summer 2012 I was employed by Clyde and Forth Media after successfully undertaking voluntary trainee reporter work placements. I now run the sports desk for up to six weekly titles as well as contributing to the news desk. Looking ahead, I have a real desire to widen my horizons, continue learning and improve my skills within different platforms.”