I graduated from Plymouth University in September 2011 with a 2:1 in Multimedia Production and Technology. I chose this degree because of my interest in finding innovative and creative methods to tackle existing problems and to ultimately fill voids in the vastly diverse market of today. Studying this degree has enabled me to decipher clients' desires with originality and innovation. This is demonstrated throughout my three-year period studying at university alongside the scope, and content of projects and campaigns I have run both as a sabbatical officer and at OMD.

Snowriders Charity Event

Varsity week sees Plymouth University and Marjon College annually square off against one another in a number of sports. To the majority of students it is the biggest week in the calendar and support at events exceeds thousands. My role as Deputy President of UPSU meant I lead on student engagement in UPSU's partner colleges. In a further bid to give the third of our students who study off campus (upwards of 12,000), the opportunities those whom study on the main campus enjoy, I set up the UPSU Partner College Varsity.

Despite a constant battle in terms of resources, travel, venues etc that came with trying to launch such an event for the first time, it was a huge success. Seeing six colleges pitting themselves against one another in three sports. The feedback from students and staff both from the colleges and those on the main campus was fantastic and has lead to this in turn becoming an annual event. While it will be years until we can boast the kind of crowds seen at the main varsity week, it is a start and I have no doubt that as the profile of the Partner College Varsity rises, this day will come. For now though it has allowed the Partner College students to take ownership of an event and enable them to have the opportunity to get involved in competitive sport; an aspect many of them expressed in their National Student Surveys.