Reflections from last year’s delegates
Being a part of the first group of students to experience FutureNEWS was a once in a life time opportunity that I as well as my team mates will never forget. Although, the conference lasted for three days, the knowledge I received from the several lecture series has stuck with me up to this day. If only we could have done it again! Writing was never my strong point as I am mostly skilled in the technical aspect of media i.e graphic design, photography, video editing etc. However, after receiving an intense writing session during the conference, I began writing more often since Glasgow, perfecting the skill.
I am currently working at a small advertising agency called Orange Advertising as a Graphic Designer in addition to I have started my own company called "The Creative Mindset". Through my jobs, I have been able to express my recently found love for writing through copy writing several advertisements I have designed for clients. Being able to represent Trinidad and Tobago among other commonwealth delegates was an honour and an experience second to none and I am extremely grateful for my British Council Family for allowing myself as well as my other team members the opportunity.
Congratulations to the Trinidad and Tobago delegate representing us this year. You have some big shoes to fill! NO PRESSURE!
Yours in Creativity,
My trip to Glasgow last year proved to be a stepping stool for me. The practical aspect of it was truly inspirational but hearing seasoned journalists share their experience and rendering of advice confirmed that journalism was the right career path for me. Meeting budding journalist from all around the world was also a highlight of the trip. I'm actually still in touch with quite a few of them. All round the experience was a memorable and informative one. I am currently a full time news reporter at I95.5.
Being a part of this conference has been one of the best experiences of my young life. It was not only the first time I've ever travelled but a chance to learn from some of the most respected international journalist today. Our small twin island media is nothing compared to that of Scotland by scale and it gave myself and my colleagues a chance to dream bigger.
Often times when students are asked about future plans, the stutter and say they really aren’t too sure about what they want to do but the experience in Glasgow was certainly enough reassurance that being a Journalist is my passion. I feel really fortunate to have been a part of Future News as it offered the information needed to drive my motivation to becoming Journalist all while being the foundation in the building up of what it takes to be a great media personnel. This opportunity will remain forever embedded in my mind as it even today, continues to remind me of the necessary tools I need to apply with my studies in order to further fulfil my dreams.