I have written several pieces for The Independent, primarily as an online student writer. However, I have had pieces published in print in The Independent, the i and the Independent on Sunday. I have also had pieces published in the Irish Independent. Many of my stories have made the home page of the newspaper’s website.
I wrote a piece about a video I found on social media showing a young woman walking through a university campus in Egypt being sexually harassed. The story garnered over 6,000 shares and was one of the lead stories on the newspaper website’s home page.
I reported on the University of Nottingham being ranked the greenest higher education institution on the planet. It was shared more than 4,000 times and picked up by various news outlets.
I looked through a report and wrote a story about the universities being ranked above Oxbridge for their employability. The story was shared more than 5,000 times.
I have written a number of stories on behalf of students and students’ unions to raise awareness into important campus-focused issues. At Buckinghamshire New University, I wrote about how furniture degrees were heading for the axe and helped campaigners in their attempts to save them. Similarly, at Leeds Metropolitan University, I helped the Students’ Union President-elect to attempt to revert plans to change the institution’s name to Leeds Beckett University.
You can check out my full portfolio for The Independent online by clicking here.