My Bournemouth Daily Echo report on ‘Whovian’s’ Dr Who celebration

 

The Whovians dressed up as their favourite doctors

The Whovians dressed up as their favourite doctors

My Bournemouth Daily Echo report on ‘Whovian’s’ Dr Who celebration

Bournemouth University’s Whovian Society held a special day to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th anniversary with a surprise personalised message from the sixth doctor Colin Baker!!

My published feature- ‘Behind the scenes of GoThinkBig’

My online published feature- ‘Behind the scenes of GoThinkBig

After the GoThinkBig team had been reading my regular blog posts about my amazing work experience week with them, I was asked to construct it into a feature for their site. IGNORE THE HIDEOUS PICTURE OF MY FACE (can’t believe they thought that was appropriate-it’s only gonna scare readers off) Have a read anyway, just in case you fancy hearing more about GoThinkBig and my tips for work experience. 

Can’t beat bareMinerals

Can't beat bareMinerals

bareMinerals is my favourite make up. I bought the new start up kit a couple of weeks ago and I’m so glad I saved up my money to buy the make up again, you just can’t beat it.

The new set is the same as the original starter kit but has a larger foundation pot rather than two smaller ones of different colour matches.

At just £50 for a large pot of foundation, a warmer, mineral veil, a primer and all three brushes, you can’t really go wrong!

Love this flawless make up.

Great news from GoThinkBig

So after my amazing week of work experience for GoThinkBig, I have just been told that my own feature I wrote for the site, ‘What is the key to a successful blog?’, has actually had the highest stats of views last week. How amazing is that?!

So I have broken an NCTJ record of over 6,000 views for my BU Naked Calendar report and now I have had the most views on GTB report. I must be doing something right!

My purchase of the day

My purchase of the day

I absolutely love statement necklaces at the moment and have started gathering a bit of a collection. I have been looking for a flower-shaped statement necklace like this all over London for the last week and I am so glad I have now found the perfect one!

Necklace : £20 from Wallis now on special offer online for £13.20

Day 5- I went behind the scenes of ITV News

What a great day to end my work experience on! The amazing Camilla managed to get me space on the ITN guest list to find out want went on behind the scenes of ITV News.

There were only six of us at the GoThinkBig skills day and I felt so lucky to have been offered the chance to go there. Throughout the day we met all sorts of people, from the lunch-time program editor to the man in charge of safety for workers filming or reporting in war zones across the world.

The whole day was fascinating and omg I will never be able to watch ITV News the same way again! I was actually inside the news desk studio and London news desk where the news presenter is filmed! Well here’s a huge secret that you never knew… it is actually just a green screen room and all the background, even that lovely window overlooking the Thames, well it’s completely computerised!

You know when Steve Scott was presenting the ITV news lunch-time show today, yeah? I was watching it behind the scenes and got to see how the whole show was put together for the audience to watch! I couldn’t believe he arrived only 50 seconds before he was meant to be on LIVE air! I could definitely feel the tension and I felt a bit scared for ITV when he wasn’t even on set when they were expecting him! He was still sorting out his blazer when he had 3 seconds before the live filming! It was so crazy but what shocked me the most was how he managed to be laughing a second before he went live and then suddenly presented the news absolutely PERFECTLY. I was very impressed.

When I got back to the GTB office, after meeting some amazing people, I began working on my CV for future work experience.

Dan sent me the link of our Social Networking video and my god did it make me cringe. Like I said yesterday, my voice WAS squeeky and my hair DID look like I’d been dragged through a bush backwards. Very embarrassing but I was still so excited to watch it.

It was so sad to leave GoThinkBig after such an amazing week and been offered such great opportunities. I was really happy to hear that Molly wanted me to write another feature for the site to go up next week about my experience there. My Christmas Temp 101 piece will be going on the site next week- great news!

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My GoThinkBig goodie bag for my work experience this week

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My ITV News gifts from my day working with ITN

OH and I found out that my record breaking NCTJ uptospeednews report has actually, can you believe it, reached over 57,000 views. That is just crazy!

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My crazy mega views on my uptospeednews blog

‘Made an all-time box office hit’

JUST CASUALLY FOUND OUT I BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST VIEWS of my report last week on the Bournemouth University’s Naked Calendar photoshoot.

I was so excited to hear that 6,000 views were made on my report on my NCTJ course’s news report website. On this website me and 7 other students write reports every Thursday News Day on different events and stories we’ve found.

Looks like the word ‘naked’ and ‘cheerleaders’ was a big hit on the web last week. Quite clear that too many porn-obsessed boys are on google… Better bare that in mind when I’m writing my next report!

This news definitely added another smile to my amazing day!

Ahhh look at all the views for my report!!

Ahhh look at all the views for my report!!

Day 4- video reporting and making world records

Feeling touristy taking photos of the Big Ben and a cheeky shot of the London Eye in the background

Feeling touristy taking photos of the Big Ben and a cheeky shot of the London Eye in the background

The speed networking event in action attempting to break the Guinness World Record

The speed networking event in action attempting to break the Guinness World Record

Felt really posh in walking down Parliament Square in Westminster

Felt really posh in walking down Parliament Square in Westminster

It’s not everyday you get the tube to Westminster and get to see the amazing Houses of Parliament, so today was an usual and rather exciting one for me. At least now, when I’m writing my rolling Thursday News reports on PMQ’s at my NCTJ course, I can have a picture of the building in my mind while I’m thinking of what to write.

Unfortunately the first part of my morning was a bit of a disaster when, after arriving half an hour early too, I found out the video report was actually meant to be in ‘Haymarket, just off Trafalgar Square’. God knows why I thought it was in Westminster! I think someone mentioned it yesterday and I just must have got so excited at the thought of going there that it stuck in my head. Anyways I did get to play tourist for a bit and take a few pics.

I found a map and realised Trafalgar Square was only a 10 min walk away and headed straight there. I got there at 9 and after trying to get hold of Dan I thought they may have already started the videoing so headed back to the GTB office. But as soon as I got off the tube at Oxford Circus, I had a text from Stevie saying Dan was running late so come meet for a coffee while we wait. Then Dan calls me and LUCKILY he was on Oxford Street to so, second time lucky, we made our way to New Zealand House for filming. Little did I know that I’d actually passed the same building when I was on Trafalgar Square half an hour earlier!

Anyways, stressful start aside, filming the video report was amazing. We had arrived at a networking event that was attempting to break the Guiness World Records of hosting the biggest.  It was a bit scary talking into a microphone and being on camera, because firstly my voice always sounds so squeeky and annoying when I listen to it back, AND, I had just been walking through the blistering wind so my hair looked like I’d been dragged through a bush, backwards.

We decided to make quite a light-hearted and silly video with a challenge in the middle of Stevie and I competing against one an another to gather up the most business cards we could from the networkers. And can you believe it, I won! I also interviewed the founder of the event to ask him how the day was going and what his top tips for networking were. How exciting and scary at the same time! I was extra careful not to punch him in the face with the microphone!

After heading back to the studio and been given great advice from Dan and Stevie for my future career in journalism, I completed the hot opps task (browsing twitter and facebook, and basically updating my celeb goss) for Sadie. I then created the newsletter for GoThinkBig to send out to all their subscribers. That was so much fun, got to include the team’s celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, my features I’d written, and the latest video report yet to go on the site. After this, I wrote another (more newsy style) report for the site about the latest Luxury Brand Management Programme City University London is offering for students.

To end the amazing day, Dan gave me some top editing skills to make ourvideo amazing.