Authors

Hi, my name is Alex Fletcher. I’m a second year history and politics student at the University of Birmingham, originally from Portsmouth. My main passion is sport and I am a big supporter of Portsmouth football club and the McLaren F1 team. I also take an avid interest in music, theatre, politics and current affairs and I have a strong passion for writing and presenting.
I am an English with Drama student at the University of Birmingham, and am about to begin a Masters in Publishing. I am interested in literature, history and canals, and run a blog reviewing popular books.
Hi! I’m Becky Milligan, I study Psychology at the University of Sussex. I have a passion for Clinical Psychology and mental health, as well as performing arts, baking, and dogs! Through writing about mental health, I hope to educate and provide comfort to others, ultimately helping to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health for university students.
Hi I’m Caitlin and I am a journalism student at Kingston University. I love all things music, TV and film.
Camille is a Social Media Editor for Entertainment. She graduated with a BA in Journalism from City, University of London. When she's not scrolling through the latest TikTok trends she's catching up on the Real Housewives.
I am a journalism graduate from Brunel University. My background is in property lettings and the motor industry. I’m obsessed with all things health & beauty, travel, music and Turkish food. You will most often find me drinking vodka lime sodas and watching Shrek.
Hi my name is Charis, I am a MA History of Warfare student at University of Birmingham. I have always enjoyed writing and I enjoy researching and writing about history, life, television, film and culture. I also enjoy new opportunities.
Chelsie is an English Literature and French student in her fourth and final year at the University of Birmingham. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Redbrick Newspaper (the official student newspaper at UoB). Her experience covers writing for a variety of sections including News, Culture, Life&Style, and Comment (she was a Comment Editor last year). She is interested in raising awareness and commenting on important issues such as classism, feminism, and ableism.
My name is Cicely McFarlane and I am from South East London. I am currently in my 4th year at Cardiff University studying a Journalism, Media and Communications masters. I have loved writing from a young age and have written for my student magazine and newspaper, which is why I am very excited to be part of Freshered.
I'm a second-year student at The University of Strathclyde, studying Politics and International Relations with Journalism. I'm a keen writer, with a range of interests across many topics including entertainment, music and sports. My finger is always on the pulse and I pride myself on being up to date on the latest news and trending topics.
Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.
Domenica just completed a Master's Degree in Global Media and Culture at Keele University, after finishing a BA in Journalism at the University of Chester. She writes and produces social content for Freshered. Her interests include animals, equality, social media, music, food and fashion.
Ella is the Head of Content at Freshered and also works a freelance journalist at GRV Media, writing for HITC and Reality Titbit. Her interests lie in news and anything culture related including entertainment, musicals, books, and social media. Ella is also a big supporter of student media and writes for her university’s newspaper as well as hosting her own show on the radio station.
Ellen is a freelance journalist whose work focuses on current affairs and politics. She currently studies Ancient and Medieval History at the University of Birmingham.
Oh hi! I'm Ellie-Rose, I'm an almost adult facing the big wide world, living in South Wales. I'm a book enthusiast, a volunteer usher, a wannabe roller skater, a content writer, an avid tea drinker, a happy-finder and an occasional teacher of English. I spend my free time— wait, what's free time?
Emily is a freelance journalist currently in her final year studying journalism at The University of Sheffield. She is interested in writing about university life and offering advice to new students. She also has a keen interest in social media as a news source and keeps up with the latest trends and celebrity drama
Having graduated from UAL in 2021 with a degree in Magazine Journalism and Publishing, Emma Booth is a writer, wannabe publisher, occasional art-maker and full time twenty-something. (edited)
Eve spends her days writing about everything culture-related. From celebrity news to music, film and television, Eve covers all bases. When she’s not writing you can find her making music or mastering the art of homemade pasta.
I'm an English Literature student at the University of Birmingham, and I'm obsessed with anything literature related! I love reading, watching F1, and listening to music. I've always loved writing articles on my interests and can't wait to get stuck into more journalism.
Jasmine is currently a second-year English and History student at the University of Birmingham and the Deputy Editor of Redbrick Newspaper. She has experience writing for a variety of sections, including Comment, Culture, Music, TV and Food&Drink. Her interest lies in amplifying the student voice through providing younger people with a platform to voice their concerns, and this is the activism she aims to achieve through her journalism.
Hello! My name is Jasmyne and I’m a soon-to-be graduate of English and Creative Writing at the University of South Wales. Originally from North Devon, I now love living in Cardiff. I’m really into my movement; an advocate for joyful movement. I spend my free time either reading, at the Wales Millennium Centre, or running around the city.
Jennifer is an English Literature student in her third year at the University of Birmingham. She is also the Marketing Secretary of Redbrick Newspaper. Her experience covers writing on a variety of topics such as News, Culture, and Comment. She is interested in making news and media journalism more accessible to the everyday reader.
Jessica recently graduated with a Literature degree from the University of Manchester. She’s an aspiring writer and joins the Freshered team hoping to share her advice from her time at Uni.
Kate is a Journalism and creative writing lecturer and sports journalist. From the BBC red carpet to Premier League PR via creative copy for Greggs, she is a modern April O’Neil with a passion for all things Comic Con.
I'm a second year Liberal Arts and Natural Science student at the University of Birmingham. I'm also Print and Features editor at Redbrick and Deputy Head of Arts at Burn FM
Hi! I’m Lauren; a third-year Geography student from the University of Birmingham. I work as a presenter and a photographer with a big passion for all things creative. I have a newly found love of books and can talk for England without taking a single breath.
Liam is our head of Entertainment and Gaming, managing teams globally. His journalism experience has covered everything from sport to health and fitness with companies such as Men's Health and HITC. Before moving into management, writing about the ridiculous antics of the Made in Chelsea crew was by far his most enjoyable topic.
Lottie is the Head of Audience for Entertainment and Gaming, working with the teams on HITC, Reality Titbit, The Focus and Freshered. She is passionate about news being accessible to everyone, and focuses on bringing audiences quality content that they enjoy. She loves the art of storytelling, whether that be news, movies or heavy hardback fiction.
Hi, my name is Maddy and I'm a journalism student at the University of Sheffield. My main interests are lifestyle, fashion, arts, culture and entertainment. I'm also the former fashion editor and current editor in chief of Liberty Belle Magazine. I'm a wannabe Carrie Bradshaw and you'll most likely find me either reading, shopping, watching films or at a cocktail bar.
I am a French and Politics student at the University of Bristol. Apart from politics and current affairs, I have a strong passion for music – when I’m not writing, you can find me at a gig or creating another hundred Spotify playlists. I’m always looking to bring issues that are relevant to young people to light through my writing.
Hello, I’m Manon, a second year Politics and IR at the University of Nottingham. This year I’m studying abroad at University of Vienna in Austria. I’m a passionate writer and I have been dreaming of being an author and journalists for a long time. I love to read, write and watch Formula 1.
Martin Cooper is a senior editor and writer at The Focus. The man behind the style guide comes from a newspaper and magazine background and has worked in the sports, aeronautical and hospitality industries. While head of production at The Argus he appeared on the Jeremy Vine radio show and worked as a freelancer on the sports desk at The Sunday Times. Martin is also an FA Level 1-qualified coach and took his youth team from division five to division one in two seasons before going out at the top.
Matthew is a Property Development and Planning MSc student at Nottingham Trent, having completed his Film and Television BA Hons at the University of Nottingham. His interests include architecture, film and all things related to the culture sector.
Hi, I’m Molly and I recently graduated with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing from Salford University. I have a passion for film and TV and also love a bit of sport. I have always had a keen interest in journalism, so Freshered seems like the perfect place for me. I can usually be found watching Mamma Mia on repeat, at any given time.
Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.
Hi, I’m Mya and I’m graduating this year with a Journalism degree at London South Bank University. I have always enjoyed writing and I love to write about entertainment, music and film journalism, as well as lifestyle.
Hi, I'm Oscar Frost, and I'm a second year History student from Oxford. I study at the University of Birmingham, and am also a sprinter in the athletics squad. Sport is my passion, but I also love writing about anything and everything that I find interesting in the student world
Hello, I’m Phebe, a second year Journalism Student at Kingston university. I am a passionate writer and have been aspiring to be a journalist since I was small. I love to watch and write about tv and film, musical theatre and my favourite sporting fixtures so Freshered is a great place for me. I was named after Phoebe in Friends and can be found watching every episode and reciting the script.
Rachael has previously worked as a games journalist for 6 years before becoming Head of Gaming Culture and then a Senior Editor at GRV. When not delving into the latest must-have game, Rachael enjoys music, movies, reading and getting out into the Irish countryside
Rachael is the Senior Content Editor at Freshered. She is NCTJ qualified with an MA in journalism. Rachael has almost ten years experience as a journalist in regional, national and international press and is passionate about creating engaging content.
Hey guys! My name is Renée and I'm a final year journalism student at the University of Kent. I would describe myself as a social media fiend. If there's trend, I've probably seen it. I love to create content for YouTube, TikTok, Instagram...you name it. I'd like to say my personality and love for fashion shines on there. This is typically what I'm drawn to writing about too. I also work in television at KMTV.
Ryan Wilks is the Senior Social Media Editor for Entertainment. He loves everything showbiz and you'll probably find him watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Hi, my name is Seth Nobes, and I’m a third year history student from North Devon. I’m the sports writer for Freshered, with a huge passion for pretty much any sport. I’m a long-suffering Watford fan, and attempt to play cricket whilst at uni and over the summer.
Hi, I’m Sophie and I’m currently studying English Literature at the University of Birmingham. My passions surround writing about music, TV and any sort of media. I am also currently an editor at Redbrick.
Hiya! I’m Stephanie and I'm in my final year of university studying Journalism at Kent. I’ve had a passion for writing since being a young girl and I mainly enjoy writing about lifestyle , showbiz and fashion. I enjoy reading, listening to music and going out to try new foods on my bucket list!
Tammy is a blogger and content creator with a keen interest in the world of fashion and entertainment. Currently working as a freelance writer, you can find her sharing the latest take on pop culture news and sharing useful tips to help you navigate life as a student.
I am an English and History student at The University of Birmingham with a strong passion for writing about entertainment and lifestyle.
Vicki is the Deputy Global Editor for Entertainment & Gaming and obsessed with all things showbiz. She was previously an Assistant Showbiz Editor at the Mirror, and is continuing to make a living off the back of her stalker-level knowledge of the Kardashians.
Hi, I’m Vicky and I study English and History at the University of Birmingham. I am editor of the academic journal, URISE, and love writing for Redbrick paper in my free time. When I’m not writing, you’ll find me at a roller disco or rock climbing in the Peaks.
Vincent is the Senior Managing Editor of Freshered. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years.
Xeb is a film student from the Isle of Wight with a background in writing, acting and directing. He has joined Freshered to share a variety of thoughts and experiences after three years of study at Bournemouth University. He has a passion for writing in fiction and non-fiction, with a love for zombie media!
Hi, I'm Zahra and I've recently graduated from a BA in English and Media. As a young girl, books were my passion, which led me to finding my own love for writing and creating. Flashforward to modern day where I am actively pursuing a career in the journalistic/editorial field! I am particularly keen on writing through an intersectional lens in my work, fuelled by my dual heritage and the lack of diversity I saw in the media growing up. Aside from writing and reading, I love travelling, history, culture and DIY crafty projects.