Kirsty at Bristol Rovers Football ground

Kirsty - Media and Cultural Studies

Triple Bristol delight – from UWE Bristol to the world of work

"I had made up my mind that I wanted to be a journalist and I picked UWE Bristol for a number of reasons; mainly, because I love Bristol and couldn’t think of a better place to study for my BA(Hons) Media and Cultural Practice. When I left UWE Bristol, I was lucky to be offered the position of office junior at the Bristol Evening Post, and worked my way up the ladder.

"I spent almost four years with the paper before an opportunity to work for Bristol Rovers presented itself. As a long time Gashead (Bristol Rovers fan), it was the perfect opportunity and I jumped at the chance.

"I was hired initially in a PR role, but now I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the club website, including video interviews, and social media outlets, and shared responsibility for the press and PR side of the club with a colleague. There is no such thing as a typical day in this job. Match days are always exciting, and I really enjoy the buzz of a game."

A new Bristol Rovers Stadium at UWE BristolCGI of new UWE Bristol Stadium

"It’s a fantastic opportunity for two top Bristol institutions to work together in a ground breaking partnership.

"Last season we had media students helping us out on match days with an interactive blog and crowd reaction videos. With the new stadium, we will be able to offer a lot more opportunities to students."

How to secure your dream job

"I started out by writing for the programme back when I was at university, and it is a great way to get your name on the radar. If you don’t ask, you don’t get...someone might say yes and give you your big break."

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