Print Feature in The National Student

I am proud and excited to share with you guys my feature in the latest print edition of The National Student. It is so wonderful and surreal to see my work in print and I’m very thankful for the National Student for believing in me, giving me so many great opportunities and really helping to launch my career in the field of journalism.

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Students will be distributing copies at universities across the UK, including my very own Exeter University, but you can also check out the whole issue online here – I highly recommend it, it’s full of amazing and talented work! And if you want to read more of my articles for the National Student, click here.

 

Meet Sammie: adventure photographer and conscious consumer

Recently I was lucky enough to interview adventure photographer, social media influencer and my digital friend Sammie Chan for The National Student.  We talked photo editing tips, favourite travel destinations and Instagram. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“I recently had the pleasure of talking to Sammie Chan, an incredibly talented adventure photographer, social media influencer, and self-proclaimed conscious consumer based in Toronto.

 

Sammie and I connected through a blogging group about a year ago and since then I have eagerly followed her travels via Instagram and her website. In her bio Sammie says that she is, “just an adventurous soul living her best life”, and this couldn’t be more evident than on her Instagram. She pairs a keen eye for beautiful aesthetics and compelling photographs with an authenticity and thoughtfulness that is often rare on the social platform these days.

In our interview, we discuss everything from favourite travel destinations, to the pros and cons of Instagram as a platform for influencers and travellers:

What sparked your interest in travel photography?

I’ve been fascinated with my parents’ film photos since I was a kid – I always found myself flipping through old photo albums to relive those golden moments, they really tell a story. Funnily enough, I think I really dove into travel photography by appreciating my surroundings where I grew up – in Vancouver, BC. It’s hard not to be inspired by nature there! 

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What tips do you have for aspiring travel photographers? 

I am definitely no expert, but to those who are just starting out and picked up their first camera, I would recommend looking at your surroundings with a different perspective and trying to capture that….”

To read the full interview check it out here

7 London desserts guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth

Unfortunately I haven’t had much time to be active on here lately as my life has been consumed by final year university work and dissertations – but at last, I managed to squeeze in some time to write a new article for The National Student! It is about one of my favourite things in the world, desserts, and where you can find the best ones in London (your teeth won’t thank you but your heart will). Check out an excerpt below:

A truly comprehensive guide of every dessert in London could probably wrap around the city itself. Instead, here is a selection of some of the quirkiest and most delicious sugary delicacies that are a must on your next trip to the capital.

1. Naked Dough

Following the cookie dough trend that skyrocketed in the US, Naked Dough is the UK’s first cookie dough café which, in its few years of existence, has taken London by storm. Head to one of their quirky cafes in Westfield, Shoreditch or Oxford Circus to get an indulgent scoop of cookie dough in flavours ranging from ‘Unicorn Food’ to ‘Emoji Poos’.

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