I am currently a journalist for Reuters, the international news agency. Based in Berlin, I am in charge of covering major sports events for Germany and Eastern Europe. I also cover football World Cups and European Championships, as well as the Champions League; in addition I report on the activities of the International Olympic Committee which includes coverage of the summer and winter Olympics.
My degree at Stirling provided a very solid foundation for a future career, with a mix of film and media subjects that offered the full spectrum of visual media. The theory was coupled with hands-on training in a real studio environment, and the opportunity for work placement in the final year was also very important in helping me to get a feel for the actual career that I wanted to pursue.
During my time at Stirling I was deputy editor of BRIG, the student newspaper, and I knew that after graduating from Stirling with my degree in Film and Media I wanted to work in journalism. I therefore completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at Strathclyde University and I have since had a very successful and exciting career in journalism. I would therefore advise any student to get a good mix of theory and practice in the particular career they wish to follow.