I my first year of university I was lucky enough to work with three live clients: The New Forest Outdoor Centre, NATS and The Red Box Project. You can see some of the work I created for these clients in my portfolio of work. Working in this environment has allowed me to practice and develop key skills such as teamwork, creativity and innovation; but also practical skills such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

In addition to this, I also attended three extra-curricular PR events set up by my university.

The first of these was the 'E-campaign in a day'. Here we were split into groups and tasked with developing a digital campaign promoting the idea of lowering the voting age to 16. Though we didn't win this competition, my group learnt a lot and was praised for its innovative and creative ideas.

Secondly was the networking event 'Meet the professionals'. This event allowed me to speak to various PR professionals, learn about their fields of work and solidify that PR was the right thing for me.

Lastly, the 'Crisis Simulation' day was my favourite event. Here we were again divided into groups and tasked with managing a crisis. This taught me how to think effectively under pressure.