Tom Prendergast

Media & Communication

Personal statement

I'm Tom and I'm a 3rd-year student at Birmingham City University studying media and communications - journalism pathway.

My passion lies in writing and reporting, especially anything to do with music. In the past, I've written for publications such as Birmingham Live, Leukaemia Care and Black and White Hospitality. I am currently writing about my local football team on the We Are Birmingham website.

My personal blog 'The High End Theory' is a music blog that both discusses and reviews modern Hip-hop. Alongside this, I also produce and edit an ongoing podcast of the same name.

My skills include adaptive writing for both journalism and PR situations, editing audio on Adobe Audition and some intermediate Photoshop skills.

I am currently writing my dissertation on media coverage of conflict within the music industry and creating a project, a radio documentary, detailing the lost and forgotten venues of Birmingham.