A day typically starts with my daily commute. I’m Essex/Greater London-based and it generally takes an hour. My journey gives me time to think about the day ahead, catch up on any legal stories that may be worth developing, as well as checking world news. Continue reading “A day in the life: Journalist”
When I graduated in 2015 I imagined my future very different to how it has turned out. I don’t think anyone would have pictured me working in the industries I have. However, here I am with a new set of skills which have enabled me to finally find what I have been searching for. Despite never having worked in the Marketing/Communications sector, I managed to break into the field with the valuable experience I gained in other industries along with some creative short courses such as a Adobe Premier Pro workshop.
This Summer, in the middle of a sweltering heatwave, I stepped onto the Colchester Campus of Essex University for the first time in 20 years. Continue reading “Learning Curves”
I remember re-reading my dissertation a month after my graduation. I knew that I could not just leave it there, it had to be more than a paper. My dissertation was about the pay gap and why it still existed in a strong economy like the UK. Continue reading “Starting my own social enterprise”
When I first started at university, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to join the Harry Potter Society. Being a dedicated Slytherin, no matter how much my anxiety tried to get the better of me, I just had to be a part of it. Continue reading “How being a part of a society at Essex landed me my dream job (and much more)”
Last week, I travelled back to my university to support the ‘Career Conversations’ event for current students. I loved my three years at the University of Essex and was glad to have an opportunity to give back. Continue reading “How to find work experience in the Marketing and PR sector”
It’s been six years since my graduation and I can vividly recall my first day at the University of Essex, just like yesterday. My dad and I had travelled from Lagos, Nigeria to the UK about a week before.
Results day. 9 a.m. UCAS website. No offer.
Graduation 2018 sees Essex reaching a landmark: some time around 5pm on Thursday 19 July, Sofie Samuelsson will cross the stage of the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall to be officially awarded her MA Linguistics and become our 100,000th graduate.
Also there on the day will be Essex’s first ever student, John Dowden. Their very different stories cover 55 years of Essex history.