Before I launch into a summary of what I got up to, I would like to thank each and every one of you who donated – the money is going to a fantastic cause.
For my fundraising campaign I am launching a two-pronged attack, by setting myself both a physical challenge and a mental challenge.
Over the Easter break, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do work experience at three fantastic newspapers: the Coventry Telegraph, the Times and the Guardian.
Here I am going to write a little about my experiences to give a brief overview of what I learned from the three weeks, if you’re interested – and of course, in case you’re considering applying to any of them!
So if you’re a bit of a politico, keen on campus issues or just a genuinely nosey person, I’m guessing you pick up your student newspaper, or at least check out what is on its website every now and then. But do you ever wonder about the processes the publication actually goes through before it reaches your hands?
So I’m going to tell the truth about student journalism. From my experience, anyway.
So, at 10am on November 2 until 10pm on November 3, George Creasy and I had a challenge – to travel as far away from Warwick University campus as possible within 36 hours without spending a penny, in aid of AICR (the Association for International Cancer Research).
And guess what? The Baker Breakers have officially jailbroken. We made it all the way to Poland!
Some of you may have seen from my previous blog post that Andy King set me a challenge yesterday. Here is the list which I shall keep regularly updated over the course of my degree to portray my achievements. The challenge began at around 10pm on 22 May 2013. You can see Andy’s progress here. Our friend Annmarie is also taking part – here is her list!
Dear Andrew King,
CC: Daniel Cope, any challenge-hungry student
[Aside: Dear Reader, you may have seen that Andy King, who is one of my friends from our first-year English course and Warwick’s independent student newspaper, the Boar, wrote a blog post on his WordPress today challenging me to take part in his version of ‘The Campus 50 Challenge’. The following post is my response to his letter and of course, let one of us know if you wish to take part too!
Sian ‘Fearless’ Elvin]
When I decided that I would take an English Literature degree instead of a Journalism degree, I knew that I would be playing the time management game right from the very beginning.