Nicola Marr, MLitt in Digital Media, Publishing and Law 2012-2013

January 25th, 2013 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Nicola Marr, MLitt in Digital Media, Publishing and Law 2012-2013
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My background is in psychology, which I studied at undergraduate level at the University of Aberdeen. I have a keen interest in adolescent development and behaviour, and have spent many years volunteering for organizations such as ChildLine and The Girlguiding Association.

After graduating I spent 2 years working in the sales and marketing department of Aberdeen Football Club, which provided a valuable insight into working life and most importantly, taught me the offside rule.

Itchy feet saw me spend the next 2 years living and working in Canada, where I worked for Virgin Mobile Head Office in Toronto. I enjoyed the fast-paced environment and the hustle-and-bustle of living in such a vast diverse city, but after a while I started to miss the home comforts of Scottish life (and the scenery!) so decided to move back home and embark on a Masters degree in Digital Media, Publishing and Law.

This year, I hope to combine my knowledge of children’s psychology with what I will learn during my Masters degree, and in the future I would love to work for a children’s publishing company focusing on how digital media can be used to improve the reading ability of children with special needs, which is what my Masters dissertation will focus on.

In my spare time I enjoy live music, board games and anything involving a slight risk of death – I’ve done two bungee jumps and swam in a tank full of sharks… thankfully I’m still here to tell the tale!