Daisy does the double (Act)

Daisy take a well earned break

Daisy take a well earned break

Daisy Simpson, 2011 graduate, has pulled off something of a double act reunion by interviewing pop diva Kiki Dee – having previously worked as an intern at an event run by Elton John, whose first number one hit was a duet with Kiki, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” way back in 1976.

She got the opportunity when Your Local Magazine, based in Daisy’s home county of Norfolk, wanted someone to talk to Kiki Dee for their November issue. As a joint PR and journalism graduate, Daisy was the ideal interviewer.

She attended one of Kiki’s quieter and more intimate concerts, with collaborator Carmelo Luggeri, at Wingfield Barns, Suffolk and then conducted an interview that ranged through Kiki’s early career to her latest project with Carmelo. Continue reading

KAY’S OKAY – building a career

Kay Peters, who graduated this summer, is building a career with one of the UK’s leading property developers and is already looking back at her last few months at University with different perspective.Kay Peters

With endless essays, presentations and the daunting dissertation to complete the last few months at the University of Lincoln flew by. Suddenly the worries turn into packing up that room you’ve become a little sentimental toward, moving home, results day and getting on that first rung of the career ladder. Continue reading

The work placement that came good…

One of the great things about Lincoln is the optional professional practice year at the end of the second year of studies. Chloe Mitchell took herself off to GlaxoSmithKline in Brentford for a year to work in there communications department and really learned a lot about the profession and herself. She also realised she enjoyed being part of the organisation so when it came to job hunting Chloe’s eyes turned to GSK once more. But Lincoln grads don’t do things by halves, Chloe was selected to join the GSK team in Hamburg, so this once shy and retiring undergrad now a confident and professional graduate packed up her belongings and moved to new job in a new city in a new country – did I mention she didn’t speak German either?  Anyway, let Chloe take up her story …. Continue reading