I’ve worked with Sheffield Hallam University since summer 2019 on a range of projects for the Development & Alumni Relations Office.
This has involved researching and writing content for alumni news pages and e-newsletters and producing impact reports for major donors to the university, such as Santander, AESSEAL and Barratt Developments PLC.
As part of this, I’ve interviewed some incredible people, from budding astronauts and engineers to successful entrepreneurs and global business leaders.
Telling their inspirational stories in print and online helps to demonstrate the enormous impact of donations and build relationships with the university’s global alumni audience.
I’ve also written email content designed to engage alumni – new and old – as well as existing students.
Ultimately, the result is to provide priceless opportunities to students who need it the most, helping to widen participation and change lives. Take a look at some of my work:
- One giant leap in the right direction for Jodie
- Alumni profile: working towards a more sustainable world
- Four reasons to consider postgraduate study at Hallam
We have worked with Nick on a number of our alumni and donor publications – in the first instance to give the team some breathing space as they balanced a number of projects.
Nick has a very keen eye for how to shape copy and he is adept at understanding the culture of the organisation he is working with and therefore the tone he needs to take. He worked closely with internal and external stakeholders and was very professional and thoughtful in his engagement.
He has really helped shape our refreshed approach to content and given lots of helpful advice and tips to the team. Always a pleasure to work with him and the finished product is always what we hoped for.JAMES JOHNSTON, HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS, SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
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I’ve worked with numerous universities on all kinds of projects. Writing for higher education, in particular alumni and development, is one of my specialities.
Do you need to revamp your magazine? Produce an impact report or a new publication? Get help with interviews and web content? Say hi today and let’s get started!