Lancaster's student digital ambassadors from 2019

Our 2019-20 Digital Content Ambassadors

Our 2019-20 Ambassador team

This is our team of Digital Content Ambassadors from 2019-20, who shared their experiences of living and studying at Lancaster.

You can also view content produced by our previous year's ambassadors.

2018-19 Digital Ambassadors
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Digital Ambassador Alix

Alix

Hi everyone, I’m Alix! I am a third-year English Literature student and Lonsdalian. I love confusing people by being a bit of a miss worldwide – born and raised in Hong Kong, being half French, but having a southern (Winchester) accent.

As you can probably guess from my degree, I love writing and have been doing several blog posts over the years, as well as photography and video projects. I love doing anything creative, from digital art to story writing to acting. I’m also very passionate about social issues and the politics around them and am a proud intersectional feminist and animal/environment advocate.

When I’m not doing coursework I can probably be found doing something arty, gaming, petting dogs, or eating (veggie) sushi – but you’ll be guaranteed to see me at the Sugarhouse every Friday.

As a digital content ambassador, my aim is to make people really feel at home in Lancaster. I mostly write blogs sharing my experience as an international student, and how to balance your time to enjoy both the academic and social aspects of student life. Keep in touch with me on Instagram at @alix_lnrd.

Becky

Hi, I’m Becky and I’m a third-year Psychology student here at Lancaster University! I’m a proud member of Grizedale college and originally took Media and Cultural Studies as a minor in my first year. I would have to say that my favourite topic in Psychology is Neuroscience, the study of the structure and functions of different brain areas, which I never expected to like as I struggled with Biology in high school. However, mental health awareness is a great passion of mine and I someday hope to be working in clinical Psychology or teaching, whilst hopefully continuing to enjoy media-based hobbies on the side.

When I’m not studying, I can usually be found at Psych Soc, volunteering at Animal Care in town, in the cinema or hanging out with my friends (usually at Pizzetta or Sultans). You may also see me working at Grizedale Bar on campus, or maybe on the dance floor if it’s my night off.

I have always been a creative person and love to make short films and videos, as well as draw, read and write. The content I produce will usually be in a video or written format and will aim to highlight what it is really like being a student at Lancaster University - following Lancaster’s day and nightlife and the wonderful people who go here.

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Digital Ambassador Becky

Becky

Hiya, I’m Becky and I’m a grad student studying Marketing! I’ve travelled from the very exotic city of Manchester to be here, Salford to be exact (not in Media City, sorry). My college membership might say Graduate, but don’t be fooled, I’m a true Furnessian at heart. I studied Literature and Creative Writing during my undergrad years, but Lancaster turned out to be a pretty hard place to leave, so I’m still here in the hopes of finding something creative to do with my life.I like cats (a lot), and Friends, and I spend most of my free time at uni playing pool and darts, or waiting for the bus…or making a fool of myself. During my undergrad, I was Media and Communications officer for Furness JCR and that introduced me to all kinds of things, including a love for graphic design, video editing and professional social media, and I’m hoping to use these skills throughout the year as Digital Content Ambassador. I also want to share my experience of postgrad life with you guys, and go on one or two adventures.

You can find me on Instagram at becky_smith_97

Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin. I’m a 4th Year Marketing Management student from Lonsdale College – We’re ‘Simply the Best’. I have just returned to Lancaster from an incredible placement year doing UK Creative Cloud Marketing at Adobe. As a LUMS student I’m excited to share my experiences not only in my studies but the amazing help I’ve had with employability and careers.

I am very partial to a quiz and have even represented Lonsdale on the quiz team in Founders. This year I have also joined the Lonnie Women’s Darts team, it’s never too late to try something new! You can usually find me around Lonsdale, the library or in Sugar dancing badly.

You may have previously seen my content on the Purple card or Students’ Union Farmers’ Market social pages, as I used to run them! I am predominantly into creating short-form video or other visual-based content so you will probably find most of my work on the Instagram page.

I love Lancaster (and bleed blue for Lonsdale) so I can’t wait to share my best moments and insights here in my final year!

You can find me on Instagram at @caitlinemery_

You can also watch my placement experience video.

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Charlotte

Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am a third-year Biological sciences student in Pendle College.

I’ve been making videos on YouTube where I give advice and share my student experience with prospective students and I’ve also been a part of Instagram takeovers as well as producing videos with other students and answering queries on The Student Room. I recently applied to medical school (and I’m documenting the whole journey), so I get involved with volunteering at the local hospital as well as with isolated elderly people in the community.

I’m a keen linguist and I’m self-teaching Spanish after studying it in the first year, and I attend Latin American Society to practice my Spanish with native speakers of the language which really tests my speaking skills. I recently took up running and I enjoy trying to beat my previous distances at Williamson Park. I’m originally from London and hadn’t heard of Lancaster until late in the application process so I’m keen to share what it’s like here with anyone who may not have heard of it before!

You can subscribe to my channel here: youtube.com/charlottemulcahy and follow me on Instagram at @charlotte_mul

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Chris

Hi! I’m Chris and I’m a 4th-year student currently studying Marketing and Advertising Management. I’m into all things creative: graphic design, videography or even playing guitar. Outside of my course, I’m a member of Fylde College and you may see me as part of the university's Rugby League team.

I enjoy coming up with engaging ideas to improve the way people communicate, creating a reaction and a positive response. I recently spent a year in industry working at Oracle within their marketing and communications team, where I developed an interest in producing film working alongside a professional studio team.

As part of the Digital Ambassador team, I am looking to continue to produce content that will aim to share some of Lancaster’s stories, exploring areas of student life and the local area.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions about Lancaster, marketing or taking an industry placement!

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Joe

Hello! I’m a History student in my third year at Lancaster. Through my degree, I have had the chance to learn about the history of photography and film, and having photography feature in my dissertation is the perfect excuse to hoard the photography books available in the library.

When I’m not watching propaganda films for my special subject, I can usually be found taking part in bar sports for Pendle College or watching Marco Pierre White videos on YouTube (even if he is from Yorkshire). I have also dabbled in DJing for Bailrigg FM, and it was through the student radio that I met the people who introduced me to the possibility of becoming a Digital Ambassador.

My aim as a Digital Ambassador is to promote the City of Lancaster, whether that be the scenic landscape, the beautiful buildings, or the people who make Lancaster such a great place to live. I have recently got into the fairly expensive hobby of film photography, so hopefully, that will pay off with some cracking medium format shots of the local area.

If you see me out and about with my camera, give us a wave and you might end up on the University Instagram. If you don’t end up on there, you might still make it onto mine, which is @joehabarnes if you ever fancy checking me out.

Go well!

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Marie-Louise

Hi! I’m Marie-Louise (or ML, as my friends call me) from Lonsdale College. I’m currently a 3rd year major in Media and Cultural Studies, but I’ve also attended some advertising and marketing-related courses in the past. Originally from Greece, I decided to come to Lancaster to pursue my passion for digital media and video making. So far, I believe my major has provided me with quite a plethora of media and sociology-based knowledge, however, I’m particularly excited for 3rd year since I’ve chosen more modules focusing on journalism and filmmaking. These tie in perfectly to the kind of content I want to create as a Digital Content Ambassador, which will mostly focus on vlogging, writing and Instagram takeovers.

As for my interests, I really enjoy writing, dancing and watching videos on YouTube. I listen to a lot of music as well, especially R&B, indie-pop and K-Pop (yes, you read correctly). Since I’ve always been a creative person, I appreciate art in all its forms, whether it’s a painting, a poem, or even a beautifully edited video. In the same way, I hope that people will appreciate my content, maybe even sympathise with it, especially the students living similar experiences as myself.

If you want, stay connected with me on Instagram @lxuises

Rachel

Hi, I’m Rachel and I’m going into my final year of BA Fine Art, and am part of Cartmel. I spent the last two years surfing and exploring Victoria, Australia, - first year on study abroad, and second as work experience. (I worked several jobs, most relevant at a gallery and most odd was tutoring the 14th Count of Prague in acrylic painting. I have no idea why he lives in Melbourne either). I’m interested to see how Lancaster has changed since my first year here and rediscover all the charm of this Northern town!

I’m passionate about contemporary art, film and the outdoors, especially the ocean. This year I’ve joined the Canoe club, Mountaineering club and the Scuba club - I’m new to the first two, and hope to advance my qualifications for the latter.

This year I plan to produce short films/videos and photographs showing off the beauty of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the cobbled streets of our quaint city!

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Sophie

Hi, I’m Sophie and this is my fourth year at Lancaster! I studied English Literature with Creative Writing for my undergraduate degree, now I’m onto a Social Research MA. I’m Bowland ‘til I die but still a proud member of Grad College.

I love that Lancaster has enabled me to meet so many different people, as well as all the work opportunities I have undertaken. Previously, I was an Assistant Editor for Cake Magazine, interested in showcasing the literary community. Now I have moved on to working on Project WriteLine as a social media initiative. In my spare time I read, write, graphic design, spend time with friends and teach myself (or forget) Tagalog.

I am interested in producing content about campus life through Instagram and videos to ultimately showcase its inclusivity and endless possibilities. You’ll likely find me at Costa, events, the gym or in the library.

@sophiecarrrr @project_writeline