I want to be my own brand. I am forever looking at media and analysing articles or photography, thinking “Who wrote this…Who researched this… Who captured this?” I want to proudly say to people, “That article on Urban Lifestyle was all my work”, “I conducted that radio interview with Levi Bellfield” and “I took those behind the scenes pictures from Milan Fashion Week”. Building a strong reputation for engaging my readers, not just writing for writing’s sake, I want to be in a career that allows me to use my creative flair through writing, audio and video.
I’m ready to meet and talk to different types of people from different backgrounds and be up at the crack of dawn updating the digital articles. I’m prepared to go out and source stories and convince celebrities/experts to participate in interviews. I am excited about the hope of being paid to do something I love. I am not feared by the long unsociable hours, because just like a celebrity, every job has its downside and if being up all night writing makes me a worthy story teller, then that is what I will do.
- Overseas internship at Viva Caribbean Media Group (July-August 2016)
- Work placement at the Gay Times (June 2016)
- Work placement at The Times Newspaper (November 2015)
- Chief Sub Editor for Nerve Magazine (Sept 2015 – June 2016 )
- Deputy Features Editor for The Bournemouth Rock Newspaper (Sept 2014 – July 2015)
- Writer for the UK Theatre Network in my role as a Theatre Critic (ongoing)
- Buzz – BU online platform for Ba Multimedia Journalism Students (ongoing)
- Paid Social Media Planner for The Voice newspaper (Sept – Dec 2013)
- Work placement at The Voice newspaper as a Journalist (Jan 2013)
“I fully believe that she would be suitable for a career in journalism because of her strengths as a writer.
“She works hard at whatever tasks she is assigned and is ambitious and determined to succeed.
“She has always shown herself to be a capable all round media student, who appears undaunted by hard work and has embraced the challenges of the course.
“Committed and clearly able to achieve academically, Roshan is very well suited for either higher education or the world of work.”