As Editor of the Courier I oversee the three branches of our student media: our award-winning newspaper the Courier, Newcastle Student Radio, and Newcastle University Television. These are all produced for students by students, and offer the opportunity for anyone to get involved. Through student media you can bulk up your CV, develop new skills, make friends, and create memories for life (a bit naff I know, sorry).
Originally from Bradford, the crown jewel of the North, I moved to Newcastle in 2015 to start a four-year degree in German & Business studies. I have been involved in the Students’ Union from the start, including being Treasurer of both Modern Languages and Baking Societies. Following encouragement from a friend, I joined the team at the Courier and discovered a passion for creative writing. This led to me becoming Journalist of the Year and a News Sub-Editor, culminating in me being elected as your current Editor of the Courier.
The Courier is our student newspaper, and thus I want it to celebrate all the incredible things our students are achieving. Societies have always played an important role in my university life, yet their successes often remain unsung. I want their fantastic campaigns, events and achievements to be celebrated in our student newspaper. This includes introducing training for committee members on how to write articles promoting society events or write match reports celebrating sporting success.
Furthermore, I want to look at strategic distribution to increase our readership – we already have a fantastic newspaper, and I want more people to read it. Finally, I want to introduce a Food section to the Courier – Shijo may be great, but there’s only so many katsu curries a student loan can buy.