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Spotlight on Freya Rudd

16 July 2015

This week the spotlight is on Freya Rudd, work experience student, UCL Communications and Marketing.

Freya Rudd

What is your role and what does it involve?

I'm currently doing some work experience at UCL and have been working in the Communications and Marketing office. I've been exploring the different roles within the team and have also been given some assignments to complete over the week.

I've been able to find out about many of the different roles in communications, including branding, media, student communications and social media.

During my time here I've also managed to do a lot of things outside the office and look around the UCL campus. I visited the Grant Museum of Zoology, which was really fascinating, even though I was a little unprepared for what I saw. I have also visited a UCL exhibition at the Royal Institute for British Architects, which I have written a blog article about.

Having never worked in an environment like UCL before, this week has really given me an insight into how things work, and I've met some really great people who have spoken to me and given me an understanding of what goes into communications and marketing at UCL. 

How long have you been at UCL and what was your previous role?

I've only been at UCL for four days, but even over that short period of time I have learnt a lot and have really enjoyed my time here. Before this… I was a high school student; I've just finished my GCSEs and I'm going to start my A Levels in September.

What working achievement or initiative are you most proud of?

I have recently written an blog about an exhibition I went to, which will hopefully be up on the UCL Events blog website soon. I found it interesting, but quite difficult as I had never written about anything like it before. I hope you enjoy it!

Tell us about a project you are working on now which is top of you to-do list?

As I am starting my A Levels soon, I've been given some tasks to complete over the summer. So for Media Studies, I am re-creating a movie/movie trailer with very little budget. Hopefully it will turn out well and I'll get a grasp on filmmaking before beginning the course in September.

What is your favourite album, film and novel?

Album: Introducing Joss Stone. It's really, reaaallly good.

Film: I'd have to say Road to Perdition - it's amazing. Although Trainspotting is up there on my list too.

Novel: I'm kind of cheating, because it's not a novel, but it's my favourite book. It's called Kiss Kiss. It's a collection of dark short stories written by Roald Dahl, compiled into one book. As someone who's only ever read his children's books, it was interesting to read something by him, but aimed towards adults.

What is your favourite joke (pre-watershed)?

How do you make a tissue dance?

Put a little boogey in it.


Who would be your dream dinner guests?

Oliver Twist and Charles Dickens. I think that'd be fun to watch.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Stop overthinking the little things. It's not worth it.

What would it surprise people to know about you?

Despite almost being an adult… I'm scared of the dark.

What is your favourite place?

I don't think I've found my favourite place yet, but I quite like France.