Aurore Kaddachi is an alumni of BA (Hons) Journalism at London College of Communication. She talks to us about her experience of the course and the projects that she's been working on.
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
BA (Hons) Journalism, graduating in July 2017
Where are you from in the world?
France and mixed heritage: North Africa
Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?
I always wanted to study journalism and I knew that LCC was a leading college for creative minds. I thought it would allow me to thrive and challenge myself.
Where are you working at the moment and what are some recent interesting projects you’ve worked on?
I'm currently working as a Digital Editorial Assistant at the Daily Express and the Daily Star. Whilst on my BA I worked on some pretty cool projects. One of them was the production of a short film, documenting the progress of participants from the Refugee Journalism Project. The project aims to help and support journalist refugees to re-establish their careers in the UK. The documentary was screened at LCC in March 2017.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
The people I’ve met, the incredible facilities and the constant push we received from our tutors.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
To be confident with themselves. If they got into LCC it was for good reason; they should always be willing to push the boundaries.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
A notebook, pen, social media.
What drives you to succeed?
A competitive mindset.
Where in London do you (or did you used to) go when you need a little inspiration?
My local park.
What are your future plans and ambitions?
I'm currently looking for an internship in my field. Ideally I’d like to get as much experience as possible before going travelling around the world for a few months or years.
View the BA (Hons) Journalism course page.