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Imogen is a final year student on BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing at London College of Communication.
Why did you choose to study BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing at London College of Communication?
I wanted a course that was broad enough for me to take my skills and apply it to many different fields of interest. When you study something in the creative field, I personally think you don't want it to be too niche, so this course felt right for me.
And LCC is part of UAL, an iconic, well-respected university known globally. Though you may study at one, you have six colleges which you can enjoy and meet similar people to you.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on so far?
I worked on creating a zine with a friend of mine that looked at Generation Z (my generation) which we named Gezus (small Kanye reference in that too).
We photographed our friends and interviewed them so when the final product was printed it felt like it was a huge group collaboration of our closest friends.
Have you had any opportunities to engage with industry whilst on the course?
We had an array of guest speakers which I really enjoyed. It is easy to read a book or article, but everything comes to life when they are there in front of you having achieved things you dream of doing.
Have you completed any work placements / internships whilst being on the course?
I interned at the Glass Magazine during my first year for a few months, and then came back to work there (remotely) during the first lockdown and have been there ever since.
However, in-between I have also worked for The Deck, which is now the first female-only tailor on Savile Row and jewellery company Tilly Sveaas. All mostly writing and being hands-on.
What important piece of advice would you give to students thinking of studying this course?
Make mistakes and ask questions. It is all about trying new things out, and usually there is no right way of doing something which is fun because you have so much range to find what you like.
What are your career aspirations? Where would you like to be in five years' time?
Hopefully an editor of a fashion magazine, maybe that's too bold?
What is the most important thing you've learnt on the course so far?
In terms of being a journalist, it is definitely to just go for it. Worst thing that can happen is someone says no.
If you had to describe your LCC experience in three words, what would they be?
Eclectic, relaxed and fun!
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