Graduated: 2011 - BA (Hons) Journalism
Nizaark Kinsella graduated from BA (Hons) Journalism in 2011 and now works for Mirror Online, having previously worked as a Digital Producer at the Institute of Physics, an academic body and charity who promote a good experience of physics as a cultural entitlement, in the same way that sports and arts are.
In his role at the Institute of Physics, Nizaar had to deal with web and video communications and has been directly responsible for raising the profile of the Institute’s Youtube channel. He created original content for the channel and increased the total views from 700, 000 to 4.2 million in the past two years.
During his studies Nizaar enjoyed a number of work placements and spent time at the BBC and ITV. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at UCLan and believes the placement opportunities offered to him helped him find employment after he graduated.
He said: “I was delighted to be offered the Digital Producer’s job at the Institute of Physics as I felt I could contribute something positive to society and work on something I cared about.
“Much of the skills I learnt on the broadcast journalism undergraduate course have helped me in my current role. I am now a very confident video editor, I can write a good news story and I understand how to be a self-starter with projects.
“I have worked with Arsenal Football Club, Brian Cox and the UK Government since joining the IOP. I met a few famous people during my time at UCLan which gave me the professionalism to work on these projects in my current role.
“The best decision I have made in my career was studying at UCLan and I think what I learned at university will underpin any future success I have in my career. I even keep in touch with many of the students I met in Preston. Many have good jobs in London and elsewhere.”