I am an international final-year Journalism student at Nottingham Trent University about to graduate in July, with a keen interest in sharing stories that matter to people.
When I moved to the UK in September 2020 to start my journalism journey at NTU, I remember writing my first piece for Platform, the university's student publication, which was just a 100-word-long review of The Weeknd’s Too Late single. I was so scared to send it to our Music Editor back then as I was an international student and thought my work was nowhere near as good as the potential work of my British peers. How wrong I was.
Now, almost three years later, I can proudly say that I have progressed through two senior editorial roles, including News Editor in my second year, and Editor-in-Chief and President in my third year.
During the past year as editor-in-chief, I have edited stories for print and online, ensuring all content is grammatically and factually correct, but also that it adheres to our house style.
Besides that, my dedication and enthusiasm have determined me to work hard towards getting Platform recognised at the Student Publication Association Awards 2023, which has materialised in March, when we were nominated for four awards. This included Best Student Publication, making Platform one of the top 10 student publications in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Despite all of this, university has always been paramount for me and I am set to get my NCTJ Gold Standard Diploma at the end of my degree, with modules including media law, photography, and shorthand at 100wpm.
Although I enjoy bringing stories that matter to people to life, these experiences have reinforced my passion for delivering spotless copies to my audience, hence the reason why I eventually want to progress into an editorial role in the real world of journalism in the coming years.