Media Production student Natasha Websdale has joined us as part of her course at Bournemouth University.  Not quite the McJob she’d dreamed of, but we’ll give her a gold star anyway.

#1. What’s your favourite word?

Petrichor – i just love the way it sounds. It means the smell of dust after rain.

#2. What gets you up in the morning?


#3. What do you truly, honestly think of social media?

Umm, honestly I find it really confusing. There’s so much of it about. I mostly just use Facebook, and a little bit of Twitter.

#4. You’ll be a social media wunderkid before you know it. Trust us. Kindles or books?

Kindles. They weigh so much less! I read a book almost every other day so a Kindle is the best way to carry them all around.

#5. What do you think is the biggest challenge to your industry right now?

Competing with the amount of media content out there.  

#6. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to work in McDonalds until I was ten… it was my lifelong goal. I have no idea why. Probably because I thought I’d get free food.

#7. What led you to your current career?

I studied Photography, Graphic Design, Media Studies and English at A Level so I’m quite a creative person. I decided to do Media Production so I could do lots of different things, and specialise later on.

#8. Can you use your favourite word in a sentence?

It smells like petrichor outside!

#9. Can you make it rhyme?

Open the door and you’ll smell petrichor.

#10. What advice would you give to your younger self?

Probably just chill out a bit. I was always quite stressed at school and I should have relaxed a bit more.

#11. What’s the best thing anyone’s ever done for you?

My parents have always made sure I’ve had everything I’ve ever wanted, and I really appreciate that.

#12. Tell us, what’s been your ‘career-defining moment’?

In my second year of university as part of my course I had to create a campaign for the National Trust. It was a social media campaign with films, posters and blogs. Our theme was #NaturalNeverAges – it was a narrative of children’s lives from the start to old age, visiting National Trust properties and how that experience changed for them.

#13. If you won a big award of some kind, whom would you thank?

I guess my parents. I bet everyone says that…

#14. Can you give us a timesaver of the day?

Get out of bed early. Do it.

#15. Where do you see your industry in 24 months?

Probably quite similar to where we are now, just lots video content.

#16. Where were you 24 months ago?

Spain, I think! On holiday.

#17. What’s an interesting fact about your university?

Bournemouth is one of the leading universities for media in the UK.

#18. If you could have a Skype chat with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

Quentin Tarantino. He’s crazy, I’d love to see how his brain works.

#19. What’s one word you’d want people to describe you with?


#20. Mind taking a selfie

Yep that’s fine.

#21. Thank you. What’s your favourite Twitter handle?

I like the BBC accounts so I know what’s going on around the world.

#22. What’s one quote that defines your work ethic?

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

#23. Apart from seeing us, what’s been the best part of your day?

I successfully navigated the underground without getting lost – success.

#24. And finally, anything to plug?

Here’s a portfolio of my work >