THREE students are helping to put the city on the map with a new work experience website.
Zoe Skerrett, Steph Edger and Beth Henderson, who are all studying at the University of Sunderland, have helped launch the national student website, My Student Style, which covers all aspects of student life, from leaving home, to fashion, food and fun.
Zoe applied to write for My Student Style after discovering it on Twitter, and began writing about DIY fashion.
The 19-year-old County Durham magazine journalism student, said: “I write my own column called ‘Miss D-I-My’ where I create DIY fashion projects, from a studded bum bag to a pair of lace shorts made from boxer shorts.
“When I graduate, I hope to work for a fashion magazine, but experience is hard to find, so writing for the site has been a great.”
Sunderland’s Beth Henderson, who is studying Media, Culture and Communications at the university, has landed a sub-editor’s role, writing and editing ‘My Shopping’ on the site.
Beth, 21, said: “I am editing and writing every week, which is strengthening my skills. When it is time to get a job, I will have a lot more experience in this area of work.”
Joanna Booth, founder of My Student Style, website www.mystudentstyle.co.uk, says the Sunderland students’ work is making a significant contribution to the online magazine and they are gaining valuable experience.