Hallam Tweddell – BA (Hons) Journalism
Hallam Tweddell is an alumni of BA (Hons) Journalism at London College of Communication.
How would you describe your practice (e.g. are you a photographer, filmmaker, designer, illustrator etc)?
Editor and Marketing Consultant
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
I studied BA (Hons) Journalism and graduated back in 2015.
Where are you from in the world?
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?
I’ve always loved engaging people with words, whether it was in conversation or in my writing. I love sharing information and opening up new points of view to people.
I had spent a long time trying to find the right course for me and upon finding the BA (Hons) Journalism course at London College of Communication, I knew it was the right place for me to explore my passions further.
What is the most important thing you learned while studying on your course?
Persistence is key. You might not always get the outcome you were hoping for at first but with some work you can reach places and outcomes you never thought possible.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Meeting a fantastic group of communicators on my course who I can now call colleagues and friends.
How has the course helped you be where you are today?
I have been able to take on roles that require a broad skill-set. From writing to multimedia content creation all the way to social management.
Where are you working at the moment and what are some recent interesting projects you’ve worked on?
I am currently working at Xupes - a luxury pre-owned retailer specialising in fine watches, jewellery, handbags, art and design. Xupes is a predominantly online retailer, started by another student at London College of Communication as a family business.
We are a growing business, and this means there are some amazing opportunities to get involved across different areas – no day is the same.
I edit the Xupes magazine, generating ideas and content for writers that will engage our customers on some of our best brands. I also manage our social channels and assist in both Marketing and Public Relations.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Google Drive, Photoshop and Spotify.
Where in London do you (or did you used to) go when you need a little inspiration?
What drives you to succeed?
Knowing the potential for both myself and the business.