During my time at Middlesex University I studied Journalism and Media. Throughout my tenure I was able to develop a sound understanding of the journalism industry, especially social media and how certain communication networks such as Twitter and Facebook power the individual to bring about social change. In my final year of university my dissertation focus was about Twitter, a real time asynchronous awareness system which is always on. The main objectives when I was writing this, was to highlight how people interact with information throughout social media, how information is spread through social media and finally how this new communicative technology has positively affected communities within our social setting.
My journalism and media degree enabled me to engage with the journalism industry by giving me an in-depth insight into newspaper, magazine, and broadcast and online journalism businesses. By doing so it allowed me build my media production skills and focus on feature writing in relation to magazines, newspapers, audio production and creative digital outlets.
Tirelessly working on my dissertation enabled me to realise my passion for technology. I wanted to see how systems work, how they interact with each other, and how people engage with technology. Now, with the technology sector booming there is mass opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing field and it excites me to think that I can be part of something so dynamic and vivid.