Press Association training course, Yorkshire: Autumn 2010
Seven-week training as part of the Daily Telegraph graduate scheme
City University, London: 2008-2009
MA Newspaper Journalism, Merit
University of Nottingham: 2005-2008
BA Hons English Studies , 2:1
Mill Hill County High School: 1998-2005
A levels: English Literature- A, Law- A, Psychology- A
The Sunday Times: December 2008-February 2009
- I have had three features commissioned. One feature on Terry Pratchett and Alzheimer’s was published in January 2009 with a picture byline and another feature was published in February 2009.
The Guardian and The Guardian Weekly: Various dates 2003- present.
- I did a first-person piece for an article on a debate over the neo-colonist effect of the boom of young volunteers abroad. I have been invited back for a work placement over Easter 2009.
- I have worked on the Guardian’s news desk and extensively on the Guardian Weekly.
The Mirror: February 2009-March 2009
- I did two shifts a week on the news desk and Mirror.co.uk, uploading content, editing and writing
- I had several stories published, including my own exclusive on a new Banksy work.
The Times: February 2008
- I was recruited to be part of a student interviewer team for articles on graduate employment.
The Observer: Summer 2008
- Worked with Oliver Marre on the Pendennis column, contributing news and gossip for his column and spent some time on the Observer Woman Magazine.
The Daily Star, Beirut: April 2009-present
- Copy editor and reporter. Write on local and regional politics, business and human rights.
Nottingham Evening Post: January 2008
- I investigated a major fraud case using contacts at the Insolvency Bureau as part of my own story
- I worked with the court correspondent on high-profile stories at the crown court.
St Albans Review: January 2009
- Two double page spread features, one on the inauguration of the new bishop of St Albans.
Borehamwood Times: Summer 2008
- Several features and news pieces were published online and in the weekly paper.
Barnet Press: January 2009
- Splash with a story on Andrew Parker Bowles and a page three lead with my FOI on knife crime prevention in secondary schools.
- Several features, reviews and news articles published online and in the paper.
Guardian Student Media Awards 2007: Runner up for Impact Magazine, Nottingham University
Impact Magazine- Features, News and Reviews
KnightAyton Media Management- Organising media events for newsreaders such as Jon Snow, Peter Sissons, Samira Ahmed and Sir Trevor McDonald.