Author Archives: Sophie Dishman

When dreams come true…

As many of you know I was nominated for four awards – Best News Story, Best Feature, Best Reporter and Outstanding Commitment for the Student Publication Association awards. I was shortlisted for two: Best Reporter and Outstanding Commitment back in April this year. The website I edit – SR News, a news and current affairs website based […]

Old and New Makeup Haul

Woah, it’s been a long time since I last blogged – over three months. University has been super busy, so I’ve been focusing a lot on that, as always. But I’m back and I’m going to be focusing more on fashion and beauty posts because that’s what I enjoy! (It may mean a whole new blog, I haven’t decided […]

A life update: why haven’t I blogged?

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t blogged for a while – over a month in fact – and that’s not like me. But, I’ve been so busy with the second year of my journalism degree at university that’s it has been hard to find the time! The second year of my degree has brought a lot […]

Journalism has helped my mental health problems.

A few months back I wrote a post about having mental health problems and how despite them I was determined to go into journalism. Don’t worry that hasn’t changed! Now if we move to now I’ve come to realise that training to be a journalist has actually helped my mental health problems in so many ways. For a start,  journalism […]

Second year stationery haul.

It’s that time of year again; the time where we flock to the stationery aisles and shops alike to pick up our shiny new stationery. The stationery we think we need, but that we really don’t. But new stationery has to be bought to feel like we’re ready to go back to university, right (or is that just me?). It’s just an urge, you […]

Ask Sophie Q&A: The Answers.

Freshers week has begun – that means new first year students; and it also means that I’m 8 days away from starting the second year of my degree (eek!). But really it means it’s time to answer the questions about university that I’ve had over the past few months. Unfortunately I haven’t had a lot, but […]

Tips for building contacts as a journalism student.

Moving into the second year of my course, I know I’ve established a lot of contacts in different topics and geographically within the North East patch. Building up contacts is something that is reiterated a lot during the first year of your course – and so it should be because it’s one of the most important foundations to […]