Introduction

My name is Seren Kiremitcioglu, and I’m a freelance writer undergoing a degree in English Literature BA(Hons). Plymouth has been home to me since I was 13 years old, so coming to university here was a natural progression! After achieving A*AC in my A Levels, I was ready to advance to the very next step in my academic career.

 
 

When I haven’t got my head buried in course books, I’m writing articles for anyone and everyone! Not to mention, I try to fit in travel as much as I can. When it comes to writing, I have links to Barbican Theatre, Tribe Magazine, Made in Plymouth, Apples and Snakes, INK Journal, and this year, I’m the Editor-In-Chief of SU:Media. I’ve even been headhunted by Pryzm! None of this would’ve been possible if it hadn’t been for me joining Plymouth University. The university has provided me with a whole myriad of opportunities; from interviewing world class sailors, becoming an editor for INK and SU:Media; all the way to falling into the Plymouth Sound one too many times!

Why, you ask? Well, in my first year of university, I decided to join the University of Plymouth Sailing and Powerboat Club, as well as the University of Plymouth Yacht Club. They both offered me a ton of outdoor adventures, and they helped me build my confidence a ton! I met a great bunch of friends, and stayed with UPSPC for my second year of university. I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the club, especially as it’s fostered such a great affinity within me to being out on the ocean. There are so many ‘Give It A Go!’ opportunities to sink your teeth into, it’s impossible to miss out.

As for other clubs and societies I’ve been a part of, I’ve been a dedicated member of INK Journal, progressing from Social Media editor in my first year to Fiction editor in my second. Not only that, but I’ve gone from a writer for SU:Media (formerly The Knowledge) in my first year, to an editor for two columns (Sports and Activities) in my second, all the way up to my current position as Editor-In-Chief! I have so many exciting ideas for the coming year that I’m keen to gear up for, and get YOU involved with!

My plans for the next year are to join Plymouth University’s brand new Stand Up Paddleboard club, and bring SU:Media to each and every student. I want everyone to feel like they have a place at the newspaper! Are you bad at writing? That doesn’t matter, as we have editors to help you along each step of the way.

Of course, there’ll also be my third year of university to complete, with a deadly dissertation to handle! I’m hoping to channel this year of multitasking into blogs that’ll present ways for you to handle your stress, and make the most of the opportunities handed to you at Plymouth University. There’s so much to do!

Until next time,

Seren.