Always got her head in a book, a pen in her hand and her eye behind a camera.
Tell us about your time at QMUL. What have been your highlights?
My hightlights of QMUL has certainly been running CUB magazine on campus as editor-in-chief. I have learnt so many amazing skills through my position as well as having so many amazing opportunities, meeting the brilliant writers behind CUB and the students I would have have come across in my own degree. I found a little family in CUB and it will be so upsetting yo say goodbye in May.
How has your course at Queen Mary helped you to progress into the world outside? What’s next?
My course reinforced my love of writing, I was not an avid poet until second year and now I am published on Amazon as well as online publications. I also found my love of article writing through CUB which led me to my two summer internships with the Daily Telegraph Newspaper. My course showed me how diverse literature can be and I know how silly that sounds but A-levels and GCSE only gives you a small scope of literature and after university I know I will continue to explore the different pathways within literature and continue my studies.
Aside from course content what have been your favourite elements of the experience of studying here as a whole?
I cannot give CUB anymore of a shout out but without joining it in my second year as a writer, I would not be this confident or have this many amazing friends around me. I also would not have run for VP Welfare in the 2020 elections or be able to be this confident at public speaking, it gave me skills I could never have learnt without it. I also discovered how diverse peoples values and viewed can be, I met people from so many amazing backgrounds and faiths that it opened my eyes to new experiences and beliefs of my own!
Tell us about your life outside Queen Mary including any projects, ambitions or jobs you’ve had.
I’ve had several part time jobs throughout university such as bar work or retail. Bar work gave me a boost of confidence which allowed me to stand up for myself in difficult situations and to respect myself ad a woman in a male oriented environment.
What could be improved to enhance future students’ experience at Queen Mary?
Bridging the gap between SU and the students, making a less corporate relationship and more student led.
To give more opportunities to students who (like myself) travel to campus daily meaning we miss out on nights out or parties etc.