EMILY BICKERS grew up in a small village only 10 minutes from the beach, where she spent most of spare time. She says: “I am unsure what my future career holds, but I’m hoping to use various skills I have learnt throughout my education.” Her website is: efbickers.wixsite.com/makeupyourmind
CHEYANNE BRYAN was born in south London in 2000. She has an interest in investigative documentaries and wants to pursue this interest in her future career. In her spare time, she writes news stories exploring books, films and crime. Find out more on her blog, pressbychey.wordpress.com
JESSICA DAY-PARKER is from east London, and has wanted to be a journalist for as long as she can remember. “I probably tried out every hobby during my childhood, and now my favourite thing to do in my spare time is write,” she says. “I also fashion, films, and coffee.” Her website is: jessicadayparker.wixsite.com/jessdaily
LEAH FOSS is from Maldon, Essex. She says: “I hope to move on to magazine journalism, whether it’s beauty, lifestyle, travel or health. Though I also really like the idea of broadcast journalism.”
MORGAN HAGGERTY is from Colchester and lived all over Europe before returning to the town to study at the University of Essex. She says: “I have hopes of working for a leading magazine company and becoming a fashion journalist in the future.” Her website is: morgansophie98.wixsite.com
RUTH HARRIS is from a small village in Northamptonshire, Moreton Pinkney, but grew up in Zurich for 13 years before moving back to England in 2015. She is interested in fashion and lifestyle journalism. Her website is theharrispost.wixsite.com.
SENTO KABBA is eager to get into the world of blogging and fashion. “My main goal in life is to be the best version of myself and do what I love as a career,” she says.
CHARLOTTE LEGRU was born in France in 1999. She moved to England to study Liberal Arts at the University of Essex and decided to add journalism after doing a work experience placement in France, in Lille. Her website is: www.journalismblogcharlotte.wordpress.com
MARK MURPHY is aspires to go into sports or music journalism. After his degree he aims to write on football or music. His website is: www.markmurphy.home.blog
KAFUI OKPATTAH is editor of the public affairs blog The Lobbyist and host of the political podcast, Lobby Rants with The Lobbyist ,which has featured well-known politicians and journalists such as Labour peer, Lord Adonis and Today Programme presenter, Nick Robinson. He is also head of news and interviews at the University of Essex radio station Rebel Essex. Kafui also writes a column for the news site On London.
CONNOR O’MAHONY was born in Kerry in the Republic of Ireland in 1999 to two Irish parents, but has lived in Edmonton, north London, for the past 18 years. He wants to be a sports journalist.
JAMIE-PAIGE TUCKER grew up in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and now lives near Stansted airport. She says: “I have a huge interest in travel and the beauty industry. I hope that one day I can include my interests into my career as a journalist and write about things I am truly passionate about.” Her website is: jt18121.wixsite.com/jsjournal
AUSTEJA TREINYTE is from Lithuania and is studying Journalism and Literature. She writes: “One day I hope to be a freelance gonzo journalist and that my investigative stories would be published in the biggest media outlets around the world for people to be informed and entertained.” Her website is thedailyausteja.wordpress.com.
REBECCA RUSSELL is from north London. “In a dream world, my future job would be as a royal correspondent in either print or TV, working for the BBC or ITV,” she says.
NIAMH STANLEY is from Colchester and is studying Journalism and Criminology. She writes: “Criminology gets me to question everything and delve deeper into crime, why it happens and how we react to it. Journalism then gives me a platform to broadcast my thoughts and opinions. ”
TOM SANCASSANI is was born in Colchester in 1999. He’s interested in sport journalism and video production. After his degree he hopes to do some travel writing and documentary filmmaking. His website is tomsancassani.wordpress.com.
KAROLINA WARJAN is from Kraków, Poland, and is studying Journalism with Human Rights. “I really enjoy making short movies and being behind a camera in general,” she says. “In the future, I would love to work in broadcast journalism, especially as a producer.”
CHARLIE WILLIAMS grew up in a small seaside town on the south-west coast. He writes: “My aim is to attain the highest office of this land and change the world from the top — achieving this by any means necessary. I also enjoy long walks and cooking.”
VIKTORIA YORDANOVA was born in Bulgaria in 1999. She writes: “Words and their endless power was what motivated me to pursue a career in journalism and tell the world stories that will inspire, fascinate and leave their mark on people.” Her website : newsfield.co.uk