Why I love podcasts

Why I love podcasts

This is a conversation I had with my Granny recently, who was oblivious to what a podcast even is. For me podcasts are insightful, engaging and allow me to unwind whilst also learning valuable lessons. There’s also something about a podcast which feels more intimate than watching a YouTube video for instance. I find myself totally engrossed, that by the end I could be sat in the room where the conversation is taking place. For those reading who are unsure about the world of ‘podcasting’, I will discuss three important things I get out of a good podcast as we progress through this blog post. Continue reading “Why I love podcasts”

How to tackle the jump from first year to second year of University

How to tackle the jump from first year to second year of University

Hey everyone,

Really sorry for a shortage of posts recently, life has been pretty hectic to say the least! However, I have a series of posts lined up for you, so I promise I’ll be back to regular blogging.

With Christmas approaching, I wanted to use this post to reflect on the last few months, and specifically, how I handled the jump between first year and second year of University. This change is something which most definitely affected me and my friends, with many of us spending the first few weeks back feeling totally overwhelmed by the substantial increase in workload. However, having now completely my first term, I feel equipped to offer my advice as to how to stay calm and manage everything second year has to throw at you. Continue reading “How to tackle the jump from first year to second year of University”

Summer of travels

Summer of travels

With second year of Uni about to commence I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on what a great summer I’ve had. As well as gaining work experience, catching up with old friends and returning to my part-time job I’ve also been lucky to travel to some amazing places.

My first trip of the summer was to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. This was a family holiday and we stayed in a little village just outside of Sorrento. This was a great location as we were able to get the train to key locations like Pompei and Naples (both of which we visited) as well as using the bus and boat routes in Sorrento to explore the coast. Continue reading “Summer of travels”

My work experience placement at Aira Digital

After recently spending two weeks shadowing the PR and Content team at Aira I truly feel I have learnt so much, both about myself and about the industry. I thought coming out of first year at Uni, studying BA Public Relations, into an intense 9-5 working environment might be slightly overwhelming, however as soon as I walked into Aira I was greeted with friendly faces. From executives, to strategists, to the Co-Founders, everyone at Aira treated me as part of the team and took time out of their day to meet with me and chat through their niche/specialist topics. Continue reading “My work experience placement at Aira Digital”

Three things I didn’t expect from my first year of Uni

Three things I didn’t expect from my first year of Uni

First of all, sorry for a lack of posts during May and June, life has been pretty crazy what with final assignments, exams and moving out of Uni halls. However, now I have three months of Summer ahead of me so can ensure I’ll be regularly posting.

I really wanted to write a blog post about how totally amazing first year of Uni has been (I know slightly gushy, but true!), however to make the post slightly less generic I thought I’d focus on the three things I didn’t expect to discover in year one of my University studies. Hopefully this might give those embarking on their Uni adventure in September a slightly different outlook into those unexpected twists and turns that Uni can throw at you – so here goes! Continue reading “Three things I didn’t expect from my first year of Uni”

Brands use the birth of royal baby number three to boost their communications

Brands use the birth of royal baby number three to boost their communications

After reading PR Week’s latest article, it brought to light how jumping on the royal baby bandwagon is a clever communications initiative to gain positive PR for your brand. A celebration of a newborn encourages relationships to flourish in everyday situations, however brands who market their products with added feelings of patriotism, increase their chances of forming passionate relationships between them and their relevant stakeholders. This I believe, is because our nation is filled with feelings of pride and joy, whenever there is an announcement of new life within the royal family. Continue reading “Brands use the birth of royal baby number three to boost their communications”

A quick break to Valencia

A quick break to Valencia

After just getting back from a few days in the Spanish sunshine, I feel positive about the future. While this was just a quick trip away with my family, it opened my eyes to cultural variation and potential opportunities in cities across Europe. Even the smallest things, from the times Spanish people eat their meals to the food markets, where every Valencian citizen seemed to do their weekly shop; really did highlight to me how different the culture is to London. Below I will list 3 pieces of advice for anyone visiting Valencia. Continue reading “A quick break to Valencia”