With a passion for magazines and the written word and deep fascination with humans, Maneesha Todd is currently studying a double degree of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media, majoring in journalism and sociology. She is inspired by Tavi Gevinson, a teen journalist sensation and “general feminist wiz kid”, and has been creating magazines since she was in primary school, when she’d self-print numerous copies and hand them out to her classmates. In high school, Maneesha participated in the school magazine, eventually becoming the editor-in-chief, and has recently started her own blog. Her ultimate goal is to run an “amazing magazine” (or become Tavi Gevinson!).
The self-proclaimed “movie geek”, Angus Collocott, experienced a range of career fields before deciding to study a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies at UOW. So far, he has experience within retail, food, finance, marketing and management. Due to his love for movies and the emotional effects that movies can have, Angus decided that film journalism is the career for him. Inspired by the works of Mark Fennell, as well as Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, it is clear that Angus has always had a passion for film, as he dreamed of becoming an actor when he was a child.
With a high interest in the entertainment and fashion industry, Amelia Murphy’s ultimate goal is to live and work in New York as a fashion editor for Vogue. Inspired by the likes of Angela Bishop and Carrie Bradshaw, Amelia began the next chapter of her life at the University of Wollongong in March 2014. Due to her passion for writing and love for her chosen field, she is studying a double degree of a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies. Amelia has also already had experience with her own radio show – The Milly-Dan and Jay Show – and will soon be featured in Girlfriend magazine in a photo-shoot.