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Meet our LCF Newsroom Content Creators

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  • Written byLondon College of Fashion
  • Published date 19 April 2023
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MA22 Exhibition at Victoria House Basement. Photography by Ana Blumenkron.

Earlier this year, we launched LCF Newsroom, a project to centre the student voice in London College of Fashion, UAL communications.

Across LCF we are dedicated to improving the student experience, and a key area of feedback we often hear from students is the desire to see more workplace opportunities. So, we decided to launch a project called ‘LCF Newsroom’, where students can apply for paid opportunities to become ‘Content Creators’ to utilise their skills, passion, and creativity to pitch and create captivating content for our channels; including LCF Stories, Instagram, TikTok, and our digital screens located across LCF campuses.

We’re excited to introduce you to our first cohort of Content Creators. Hear from them on why they applied for the role and what they are looking forward to covering.

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Mimi Francis-Mearns - BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation
Mimi Francis-Mearns - BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation

I’m a Fashion Journalism and Content Creation student, currently in my second year. Since starting my professional practice in the fashion communication industry, I’ve realised how lucky I am to attend London’s fashion events and interview gifted creatives. This role was created by a team that prioritises our experience as content creators, so I know that these benefits will be even more gratifying as I’ll be able to cover the news that fascinates me the most. I applied for this role to fine-tune the writing and content creation skills I’ve gained through my course while giving LCF’s students and lecturers some well-deserved coverage.

As a student of a theory-based course, the work of students on practical courses never ceases to amaze me so I’m eager to cover their exhibitions and events. The post-COVID university experience has made it difficult to meet many people on other courses, so I look forward to chatting with talented students from different disciplines and meeting them non-virtually at college events. Our lecturers always have insane industry experience outside of LCF that we’re often unaware of, so I’m also excited to elevate their stories.

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Sakina Sule Ali, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation
Sakina Sule Ali, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation

My name is Sakina Sule Ali, I’m 19 years old and I’m currently in my first year, studying BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation. My hobbies include reading, writing and dressing up, so it seems like I’ve found my place at LCF! Before I started here, I was doing French, History and English literature at A level: all essay based super academic subjects. So, I was very excited to join LCF and stretch my creative wings, learning how to turn my passion into a career.

One reason why I applied to join LCF newsroom was because it would be a great extension of my course as I would be able to practice what I’m learning. Our future is looking very digital, so I believe it is very important for LCF to have a media presence that reflects all the talent in LCF. However, the biggest reason why I applied was because I just love LCF and creative work so much that I want to share it with everyone else. I always describe LCF as the Oxford of creative universities, so I want to be able to create content which showcases the work of students that put LCF on such a pedestal.

I look forward to documenting all the amazing events and opportunities going on at LCF, as well as stopping students in the corridor and asking them to tell us their outfit... (I’m only joking... or am I?) And an obvious part that I’m going to enjoy is making content for the new building in Stratford which I’m sure we’re all excited about! I hope to use my time as a LCF Newsroom Content Creator to provide the student perspective of why LCF was ranked one of the best fashion universities in the world.

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Simran Sanghavi, MA Strategic Fashion Marketing
Simran Sanghavi, MA Strategic Fashion Marketing

My name is Simran Sanghavi, I am 26 years old and I was born and raised in India. I am currently pursuing my MA in Strategic Fashion Marketing from the London College of Fashion. As a postgraduate student who has a limited time at university, I understand the value of it and the desire to make the most of it. However, with many events and activities taking place on campus, it can be challenging to attend them all and stay in touch with the larger community. Fortunately, the LCF socials and stories have always helped me catch up. In addition, the platform has provided me with a wealth of information on resources available to me in the form of societies, events, workshops and more beyond course material. I have also been able to network with like-minded individuals throughout the LCF network who I will continue to work with in the future.

My academic and industrial expertise lies in fashion e-commerce, technology, sustainability, and marketing. I am not a professional writer; however, I have a passion for storytelling in all its forms. As such, I am thrilled to be a part of the new LCF newsroom initiative, where I can bring valuable stories to our readers from across the community. Being a part of this team will further motivate me to stay up to date with the latest in the industry and convey it to our readers in the most relatable form.

I am excited to meet students outside my course and work with an extremely diverse and intercultural team, learning from each of my peers' unique skill sets. I look forward to making our readers feel more connected to the larger LCF community.

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Una Lote Andzane, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation
Una Lote Andzane, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation

In a world crammed with information, creating meaningful content is not an easy task. There have been many times when I was scrolling through my feed and realised that there simply is no substance to the information I was constantly being exposed to. I was craving content that is engaging, thoughtful, and aesthetically cohesive. Content that would provoke me to think, analyse, and understand myself and the world around me.

When I first heard about the newly established London College of Fashion’s newsroom, I immediately saw it as a fantastic opportunity to apply all the skills and knowledge I had gained in my Fashion Journalism and Content Creation course so far to an actual working environment. Stepping out into the industry is a challenge, so I was excited that LCF announced this initiative to support its students in the quest of gaining relevant industry experience.

I then realised the more holistic opportunities and responsibilities this role could present me with. At last, I would be able to create content that I was eager to see and share, and portray the multitude of innovative, enthusiastic, and passionate students, lecturers, and partners that are key to LCF’s success in being one of the leading creative hubs in the world.

I am beyond excited to engage with the happenings at LCF from a newsroom reporter’s perspective to hone my skills as a storyteller, and I declare it my mission to create illuminating and uplifting content that would inspire not only the current LCF community, but also those looking to join us in the future.

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Isabelle McCormick, MA Fashion Journalism
Isabelle McCormick, MA Fashion Journalism

My name is Isabelle McCormick, a current MA Fashion Journalism student from Chicago, Illinois. Before coming to LCF was studying politics at Michigan State University, which is a far cry from fashion journalism, I know. But I took a risk and decided to go for my dream and step out of my comfort zone and I ended up here at LCF with the hopes to turn a lifelong passion for fashion and content creation/journalism into a career.

This opportunity to work with the LCF Newsroom will expand my knowledge and practice of content creation and digital storytelling which I hope to integrate into my final master’s project. I am excited to help show the heart behind LCF and everything it has to offer, from student led events to our move to Stratford. But the most meaningful and important part of this position, to me, is being given the opportunity to show perspective students what they could be a part of if they followed their dreams like I did.

I am incredibly honoured and excited to be a part of the LCF Newsroom and cannot wait to see what this opportunity brings.

About LCF Newsroom

LCF Newsroom supports students in building their portfolio, gaining professional experience working with LCF’s Internal and External Relations (IER) team, and delivering paid projects to a brief, whilst ensuring the student voice is continuously centred in all our channels. From photographing an industry event and interviewing speakers, writing about LCF’s Move to East London in 2023, creating day-in-the-life TikToks, to curating content for our digital screens, there are tons of incredible things happening across LCF at any given moment, and our content creators will be capturing the LCF student experience. We will be hiring new cohorts of current LCF students at different points in the academic year.