Category Archive: Portfolio

Why I care so much about brexit

As the UK triggers Article 50 today and starts to leave the EU, a phrase I thought I had left behind popped into my mind: ‘third culture kid’. It describes those who move between… Continue reading

Immersion in Innovation – CEMS magazine article

This article was originally published in the CEMS student organisation 2015 magazine (page 18) which has an audience of 1,200 students and 10,000+ alumni. It was part of an initiative to increase brand awareness of Salesforce… Continue reading

New Project: #UKtoStay Campaign

I’m excited to announce the launch of www.UKtoStay.EU: a campaign aimed at engaging, educating and empowering ordinary people ahead of the UK’s referendum on EU membership.

Ireland: Vote Yes to Equality

I’m voting Yes to marriage equality in the Irish referendum on the 22nd of May. If you’re Irish and haven’t registered yet then get registered! Seriously, you only have until May 6th.

Dublin Flat Finder

Explore Dublin rental property prices, discover how much you could save by commuting and maybe even spot your next flat: I’ve built an interactive map of Dublin rental properties. 

Skiing in La Clusaz, Christmas 2014

Epic ski jump and family fun: I threw together a short clip from a family ski trip to La Clusaz for Christmas 2014, with my parents and two out of three bros (third… Continue reading

Student Web Summit 2014

Self-driving taxis and trucks will become the norm within twenty years. Self-driving cars will follow not long after. Huge swathes of jobs will disappear. And the development of true artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to humanity. These were… Continue reading

Expat Kid: Return to Luxembourg

Returning to visit Luxembourg after a year abroad is like slipping into your favourite winter coat after a long summer. It’s the reassuring handshake with a good friend you haven’t seen in years.… Continue reading

Investigative Journalism Course Certificate

Just a quick post to say I’ve completed the online course in investigative journalism I signed up to a while back and earned the below certificate of completion. Woo! This was my second free… Continue reading

GOOGLE ADCAMP EMEA 2014

This guest blog post first appeared on Google’s student blog here, as well as across Google’s social media and email newsletters. Its aim was to promote one of Google’s student annual student events in a fun way. I sourced the… Continue reading

La Clusaz Ski Trip 2013-2014

A New Year’s ski holiday in the French ski resort of La Clusaz with my parents and brothers proved the perfect opportunity for me to test out my latest video equipment: a video camera I  got for Christmas and a POV… Continue reading

New Online Data Journalism Courses

I’ve just earned a certificate for the completion of another online data course, Making Sense of Data, and hopefully taken another step towards becoming a full-fledged data journalist. I also have another excellent course… Continue reading

Review: Kildare Village shopping outlet

This review was originally written for and published on FashionFetishism.com. I needed to do some clothes shopping and thought it would be fun to do something a bit different at the same time!  Photos… Continue reading

Amazon recruitment video #2

After my first recruitment video, I was asked to produce a second one as part of my continuing internship with Amazon EU.  I was asked to film employees talking about their role as ‘Transportation Project Mangers’.… Continue reading

The future of the press may not be print or digital…but both

Below is my first foray into the world of infographics, a project looking at declining print circulation within the British press. It was inspired by an article I read on February’s circulation figures and is… Continue reading

Amazon recruitment video #1

As part of an internship with Amazon EU I was asked to film and edit a recruitment video for the role of ‘Area Manger’ in Amazon’s warehouses. You can see the result, which… Continue reading

Sky News Project: Luxembourg & the EU

This is a short piece-to-camera Sky News asked me to make for a voice of Europe project they were working on. Although Sky News liked my contribution unfortunately the project itself was never… Continue reading

Leveson is wrong: We should enshrine press freedom in statute, not press regulation

Britain’s laws weren’t designed to produce ethical journalism, but to defend against damaging journalism. This means journalists don’t have any incentive to act responsibly in the current system. If we really want responsible… Continue reading

New events website: eccentric.lu

I’m now working for Amazon.eu at their EU headquarters in Luxembourg as a communications & media intern, on a variety of social and multimedia projects. Not content with the vast amount of work… Continue reading

EU4U project

With a combined population of over 500 million inhabitants the European Union is a mind-boggingly bureaucratic and crazily complex confederation of 27 member states. With so much going on it’s no wonder many… Continue reading

2010 Millbank Student Occupation

Siobhan Brown, a former Manchester student, talks about being at the Millbank student occupation and protests.

Clegg’s £1 billion youth contract “Too little too late”

Nick Clegg’s £1 billion youth contract is “Too little too late”, claims the leader of a Medway youth organisation. Graham Clewes, Chief Executive of the Medway Youth Trust, said Nick Clegg’s £1 billion… Continue reading

Osborne announces Bank of England shake-up

George Osborne has announced the Treasury is to have sole control over the Bank of England when taxpayer’s money is at stake during times of crisis, while the Bank of England is to… Continue reading

May told to scrap new metal laws

The government has put forward new proposals to end the “epidemic” of metal thefts afflicting railway lines, churches, telephone exchanges and metal suppliers. Labour said the proposals of Home Secretary Theresa May, which… Continue reading

Student march met with ‘total policing’ tactics

“You can shove your rubber bullets up your arse!” was the defiant chant of students in the face of an intimidating mass police presence deployed one year on from the mass student protest… Continue reading

£275 billion quantitative easing programme bad news for savers

Savers and pensioners are being let down by the Bank of England’s quantitative easing programme (QE), last night boosted to £275 billion. Philip Rush, contributing economist at Nomura Global Economics said: “Predominantly it’s… Continue reading

International news bulletin

As recorded during work experience with Ara City Radio in Luxembourg.

How to fix the Medway Campus

The below opinion piece was published in The Medwire, a student magazine I worked for while studying at the University of Kent’s Centre for Journalism.  Its focus was on how to improve the relatively… Continue reading

Spoil-sports scholarships

University of Kent sports scholars to be banned from Medway teams The University of Kent is to prevent Kent sports scholars from playing for their home teams at the Universities at Medway Campus from… Continue reading

Tennis menace to end

Lurking just beyond the engineering buildings, in the leafy south-eastern corner of the Universities at Medway Campus, lie the universities’ tennis courts. Whilst few students know of their existence, fewer still dare to… Continue reading

Bowling along after 75 years

A BOWLING club welcomed a special guest to open its 75th season. Queenborough Bowling Club played host to the town’s mayor Cllr Carol Champ. Glasses were raised, a new flag unfurled and a celebratory cake cut. Around half the club’s… Continue reading

Giant transformer to cause chaos…again

Another 417 ton electrical transformer is to cause heavy traffic on its way from Chatham’s docks to Faversham power station in Sittingbourne, on Friday the 5th of March. Yesterday evening saw several hours worth… Continue reading

Eurozone peril

The Eurozone economy has ground to a halt as figures released today show it has stagnated in the last few months of 2009. The collective economy of the 16 nations using the euro… Continue reading

New bankers’ bonuses regulation “destined to fail”

New European Union (EU) rules aimed at curbing bankers’ bonuses have sparked alarm in the City’s hedge fund industry which says there is no need for reform in their part of the banking… Continue reading

Gillingham FC v Charlton Athletic

A radio report on the Gillingham FC v Charlton Athletic football match which took place in Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium on 25th October 2009. 

Grease DVD (School Production)

A preview video for the Grease DVD which I filmed and produced while at the European School of Luxembourg, with a fantastic team of students and friends manning the various cameras over several… Continue reading