In January 2015, I started my internship working with the Engageuclan team in the Communication and Engagement department at UCLan. I have been working on social media, blogging for the website, interviewing for content and helping out with the Lancashire Science Festival which was a huge success!
I have loved every minute of working here and have learnt so much along the way. Graduating last year meant I then needed to widen my skills and gain valuable real life experience in my chosen field, which this internship has definitely allowed me to do.
One of my favourite parts was managing the social media for the three day Lancashire Science Festival and trending on Twitter for all three days! Having never completely managed a social media account live feed before this was something new to me and I was delighted with all the positive feedback and engagement from the public we had. This involved a lot of re-tweeting and replying to tweets as well as taking pictures covering all the events we had on. I had make sure I covered the whole of campus at the right times to catch the best moments.
I also had the chance to interview some of the performers before the festival to produce content for the blog, Facebook and Instagram. I learnt how to manage the different accounts and what content/messages worked best for specific mediums.
It has been one of the best teams I’ve had a pleasure of working with so I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you.