Allow me to introduce myself - I'm Daniel Love (although you can call me Danny, Dan or frankly whatever you like), I'm 26 and I'm pictured second from the left proudly balancing a mortarboard on my head.
This photo was taken back in 2015 when I had just graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a first class BA hons journalism degree.
Since then I landed on my feet with a job I love as a communications assistant with Pennine Care; going from strength and gaining a promotion to digital communications officer. As part of that role I draft press releases, web content and features for the Pennine Post magazine, and create video content for various services and projects. I also oversee and manage all of the Trust's social media accounts, provide training to new services wanting to set up accounts and pitch in with other bits of projects here and there. That's just a fraction of the job.
Although I'm very happy in my current role, you still might want to look at my CV or why you should offer me a job.
A brief history of the journey so far:
Excelling at science-based subjects throughout my life, I originally set out to study Pharmacy at UCLan, but after a year I realised it wasn’t my true calling and changed course to peruse a career in journalism. I did pass the first year of pharmacy I should add.
Since that decision I’ve never looked back, graduating with a first class degree for my troubles and getting heavily involved with UCLan’s Frequency radio. This radio involvement began first with hosting, then I moved on to become head of PR and finally the station manager (programming) in my final year. My show ‘Danny & Dean’s Happy Hour of House’ even secured the title of Media Programme of the Year in 2013.
Having secured placements with BBC Radio Lancashire and ITV Granada Reports, my interest in the journalism industry was cemented and I was able to work a shift with ITV filming the 2015 general election results in Hyndburn. Click the link to listen to my radio package for BBC Radio Lancs.
After graduating in May I briefly dipped back to my pharmacy roots and worked in Stepping Hill Hospital's non-sterile pharmacy production unit, before successfully landing my job with Pennine Care.
In my spare time, I’ll either be found listening to music, enjoying a chilled beverage, watching Manchester City, chasing a sphere around a field with a collective known as Bohemian Lounge FC, or trying to create some new exciting dish in the kitchen.
“An overly verbose journalism grad” – ‘What’s on in Sukhumvit’, events website.
“I like your writing style, you’re good with words and that” – Joe Brown, friend.