Lewis Ongley

Lewis Ongley

COURSE: Journalism

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Hello, my name is Lewis. I am a third-year Media and Communications student at Birmingham City University. I am currently still studying, but I am also working part-time as a Marketing Executive for a group of companies, and am hoping to go full time after completing my degree.

In my three years of studying at university, my career prospects have changed greatly, as I have tried to experience as much as possible in different areas of the media. After initially signing up for a Journalism specialisation, I have decided to opt for a marketing and PR related career. Due to the nature of my course, I was able to pick modules outside of my specialisation, and as a result, I have gained knowledge and expertise in a variety of disciplines including web design and promotional culture.

My work experience placement in Summer 2019 introduced me to a career in marketing as I worked as a Marketing Assistant for several weeks. After experiencing the diverse nature of the role, with tasks ranging from blog post writing to video production, I was soon convinced it was the right job for me. And as an added bonus, I was asked if I would consider a full-time position at the company after finishing my degree. After some further correspondence, I agreed to work part-time from February 2020, going into full time upon completion of my degree.

This has given me ample opportunity to further hone and practice my skills in a real-world environment where my work will contribute towards a wider effort in support of the company. Although it might seem like throwing myself in at the deep end, I have loved every second, and am only learning more and more with each new task set for me.

Visit my website for a selection of my work from both university and commercial projects.

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summer simmons

summer simmons

COURSE: Journalism

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From my time studying I have gained experience in both print and radio journalism.
Alongside this, gained experience in PR which has helped me develop skills which enable me to better my skills as a writer and understanding of another side of journalism.
My aim is to build a career in print journalism and through this, spread awareness of those who do not have the correct representation in the mainstream British media and rectify this.
Through my time studying this I have personally made it my mission to research upon the misrepresentation of minorities in the mainstream media and through this, the premise of my work as a journalist has been through these ethics.

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Hafsa Said

Hafsa Said

COURSE: Journalism

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My name is Hafsa Said and I am a third year English and Journalism student at Birmingham City University.

I have accumilated experience in radio journalism, online journalism and teaching throughout my three years of my English and journalism degree.

As I entered university my initial career choice was to enter the journalism industry and i strived to work in that field for a while.Upon careful consideraton I realised my true calling was teaching. I came to this conclusion through my primary teaching experience at the literacy tutoring scheme as I had been working at a school for two academic years.

My primary goal is to break into the teaching field through futher study, I will be studying for the PGCE in the next academic year. This includes theory based teaching and a large amount of placement work. At the end of the PGCE i will be fully equipped to teach hopefully landing me a teaching role.

I am a charismatic and passionate person who is motivated by setbacks allowing me to strive for my goals as i accomplish and achieve. Aside from a academic work I have been volunterring at a foodbank for five months allowing me to engage with people from different backgrounds who are in need. This experience has taught me patience and perserverance but has also shown me that kindness goes along away.

My CV is available to download :)

My contact details are :
Phone : 07728748120
Email : Hafsa948@gmail.com

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Maria-Ana Tilbury

Maria-Ana Tilbury

COURSE: Journalism

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A trainee journalist with ambition and drive, interested in exploring all walks of life around the world…

My name is Maria-Ana Tilbury, I am 20 years old and I’m a third-year student at Birmingham City University studying English and Journalism.

I have a passion for travelling along with a keen interest in photojournalism. When I have completed my degree I plan to go travelling around the world creating and building content with the prime aim of inspiring others. I have an interest in learning about cultures of people all around the world, therefore documenting my travel would be a perfect career path for me.

Having worked in a diverse range of industries as well as exploring different environments; this has provided me with a variety of both analytical and life skills enabling me to plan and produce a clear career path for my future. Although I am aware the media industry has many routes with high levels of competition, I plan to find a niche following an entrepreneurial route as a traveller, photojournalist alongside Independent Travel agency work.

Keen to share my passion with others, using the skills I have acquired through my years at university as well as internships for magazine and media companies, I plan to produce artistic and compelling content aiming to inspire others.

Thus far into my professional development, my portfolio shows a range of written journalistic work as well as visual photography and photojournalism. Within my online platform, I have compiled a variety of different components enabling me to exceed beyond my educational journey.

My primary objective is to build relationships with others from different cultures, backgrounds, and countries, whilst sharing my journey, inspiring others.

To view my online platform, click the computer icon underneath the ‘social’ heading on the right-hand side of the screen.

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Rosie Mason

Rosie Mason

COURSE: Journalism

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My name is Rosie Mason and I am a third-year English & Journalism student at Birmingham City University, with a keen interest in travel photojournalism.

Please visit my website, linked on the right of this page, to see my journalism portfolio and other work I have done over the years to contribute towards my career in this field.

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Nicholas Johnson

Nicholas Johnson

COURSE: Journalism

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Nicholas Johnson - 25 Years Old - Trainee Sports Journalist

Horse Racing, Football and Golf enthusiast with a knowledge of collective sport.

For information regarding any of my articles, photographs or general work please contact njjournalism@outlook.com

During my three years at university I have visited over fifteen countries around the world including Canada, USA and Croatia. I have a good understanding of all forms of international sport having visited racetracks such as Woodbine, Cages-sur-mer and Ascot.

The possibilities within Sport Journalism are endless - the market has moved in a more visual and social direction and I want to take advantage of the opportunities arising with coverage of international racing the ambition.

I will be using the BCU platform to introduce myself however I have created a website via WordPress which displays my work.

WordPress: https://njjournalism.wordpress.com/

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Kerys Davies

Kerys Davies

COURSE: Journalism

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Welcome to my online portfolio where you will find my online portfolio and CV.

I'm currently finishing my final year of University studying Media and Communications with Journalism and I'm hoping to take these skills which I have learnt throughout my degree with me as I venture into the media world looking for a job.

I have completed a range of work experience placements on my course which include working for a county newspaper (Northampton Chronicle and Echo) and working freelance to help develop a business' online presence. These placements helped me to develop those skills which I have learnt throughout my degree.

I am hoping to use all these skills which I have learnt over the duration of my degree when applying and working in the media industry and hopefully get a job within the Journalism or PR sections of the media as these are the areas which have interested me the most throughout my degree.

My online profile provides examples of my work.
https://kerysdavies.wixsite.com/mysite/blog

Contact details:
email - kerysdavies@yahoo.co.uk
phone number - 07522278016

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Lauren Gadd

Lauren Gadd

COURSE: Journalism

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I am currently a student in my third and final year at Birmingham City University, studying Media and Communications alongside a specialism Journalism pathway, however I have gravitated towards the specialism of Public Relations. Possessing a strong work ethic, knowledge of successful social media usage and an excitement to develop my skills within the PR industry. I want to gain hands on experience in a social media marketing role, adopting key knowledge and deeper level of understanding in the logistics and action that takes place in a PR agency. I will provide a determined mindset, communication aptitude and innovative ideas, whilst articulating myself in a professional manner.

Obtaining an enthusiasm for social media and lifestyle PR, I completed various media placements and social media work to heighten my level of experience. Undertaking mainly social media content creating and digital marketing roles, I was able to produce content for different businesses whilst managing social media accounts, creating campaigns and helping brands boost their online presence. Taking on these opportunities, assisted me in making the decision to develop my self-improvement and business awareness by creating my own PR Agency as my final project at university. Launching my own lifestyle PR agency, ESSENC PR, has developed my PR and transferable skills, allowing me to become more efficient with my work organization, matured my verbal and written communication proficiency and made me aware of how to ultimately run a business successfully.

For more information please see my attached CV and links to my website and social media platforms.

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Tammy Kong

Tammy Kong

COURSE: Journalism

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The English and Journalism course I have undertaken at BCU has enabled me to find valuable experience in the creative industry of social media and the vital role that the coordinators play within growing independent companies. My passion for photography and videography has seen me create and edit a video for a community-centred company to promote what they do. Knowledge from my course has given me skills to thrive, engage, and communicate well in my various placements. This has ultimately prepared me for a career path entailing the handling of social media and my enthusiasm and hard- working qualities have set me up well for this.

Aside from my academic studies, I volunteer in a youth group at my church which has developed my communication skills in various age groups which is something that will be of prime importance in the social media industry. The context and audience of social media varies majorly and therefore, I believe this experience has allowed me to understand and gain better insight into the approach of the potential social media work I will undertake when I graduate.

I am a well-rounded individual whose academic and extracurricular experiences have developed my drive for a career in this industry. This, combined with my strong willingness for life-long learning, is what makes me suitable for this career.

Photography Portfolio(s):
https://tammykong.wixsite.com/mysite
https://vsco.co/tammyydot/gallery

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