Putting our best foot forward: careers and COVID-19 – 16 /10/2020

Originally published by Your 4 at Channel 4. Link here: https://weareyour4.tumblr.com/post/632143564127830016/putting-our-best-foot-forward-careers-and Among many changes, Covid-19 and the consequent national lockdown has caused a dramatic increase in unemployment figures for 16-25 year olds. People in this age group are finishing college, graduating from university and seeking entry level job positions. Searching for jobs seems impossible, and …

University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union Welcome Week copywriting

Commissioned to complete some freelance copywriting for The SU's 2020 Welcome week. Here's the link to the work on their website. Comedy Night  The Scallywags Comedy club are hosting a comedy night to welcome you to our fantastic university and Students’ Union! With socially distanced seating, and top-notch jokes, the event promises to be fantastic! …

How music helped my autistic sister feel confident – 17/07/2020 for Fuzzy Music

"Live music became something to calm her, but more importantly, it lessened the distinction between her and others without learning disabilities." My autistic sister is quiet and a little shy, but she loves a good tune. I’ve been an avid music lover all my life, attending gigs and spending obscene amounts of money on band …

Graduate Life: A bump in the road – 01/07/2020 for NewGrad

University. Graduation. Job. That’s exactly how I had mapped out my 2020. But campus closed down, graduation was postponed, and the start date for my job has been moved back. Furlough and possible redundancies are words that are striking fear in the hearts of all upcoming university graduates. However, Covid-19 and the consequent lockdown should …

Cambridge residents rank pubs as most important local amenity – 25/06/19 for Bidwells and in Cambridge Independent

A recent survey has revealed that homebuyers in Cambridgeshire value being within walking distance to local amenities, with pubs coming out on top as most important. Pubs are an integral part of the Great British community, more than one in two respondents said that living in walking distance of a pub was important to them. …

Music Highlights of the Year: Blossoms – what a blooming good time! – 19/05/2020

One of my most treasured memories from before lockdown was a Blossoms concert in the LCR. Since seeing the band perform on their last tour, I became an avid listener of the band. I loved their EP, ‘Girlfriend’, and listened to ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ on repeat when it was released.  I remember constantly refreshing the …