Zachary Moran

Zachary Moran

COURSE:
Journalism

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Personal statement

My name is Zach Moran and I'm soon to graduate from Birmingham City University with a degree in English and Journalism.

Since turning 18 back in 2006, my entire working life has been spent in the hospitality sector. It was never something I planned on doing long term, but following my first stint as a barman in my local pub I discovered I had something of a flair within the industry. Now, twelve years on, I've gone on to work every imaginable role possible- everything from being a waiter, a host, a chef, to running restaurants as a manager. I've even been lucky enough to work some of these roles in other countries, such as Austria and Australia.

But around five years ago, I decided I wanted to branch out from my comfort zone and find a career I truly wanted to work in as opposed to one I was simply content with.

I've always loved to write, but given my career path up until that moment, my writing had been limited to corporate e-mails and responding to customer queries and complaints. I knew that studying a degree in journalism would be a fantastic way to further my abilities, but up until that moment in time I'd never undertaken higher education outside of college. This meant I had a bit of catching up to do.

I started by attending night classes to retake my maths GCSE, before going back to college as mature student and earning myself an Access to Higher Education diploma. Finally, I find myself at the end of my third year at university. It has been a huge undertaking and one which has involved sacrifice and dedication- but the skills and lessons learned have been well worth the personal odyssey.

During my time at university, I have developed and honed my writing and journalistic abilities and this has been notable in the instances in which I have created content for two external media outlets; Camberwell Studios and Epik Musik Videos. I have penned several articles for the recording studios, and though not the food and lifestyle content I hope to create in future, the experience I have gained has been invaluable to my understanding of the professional working environments I hope to work within the near future.

I have included a link to my personal website above, where you can read some of the content I have created in recent times, as well as multiple links to my social media platforms so you are better able to understand the writer behind the screen.

If there is anything more you would like to know about me- do not hesitate to email me at: Zach_Moran@hotmail.co.uk

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