Project Description: https://mmj.tees.ac.uk/~fjp13/ My project looks at the relationship between sport and mental health. This project was inspired by myRead more
Hello, my name is Olly Burdett and I am a Multimedia Journalist in the final year of my degree at Teesside University.
Sport Journalism, BA (Hons)
Having written passionately about football before my time at Teesside University, I decided to make the move from Hull to Middlesbrough to expand my journalistic skills and capabilities. During the last three years, my interests in journalism have changed significantly. After experiencing the high levels of homelessness in the town and discovering the shocking statistics around male suicide in the North East, I decided I wanted to move away from sport slightly and instead report on issues that I believe really mattered. Additionally, politics has dominated our day-to-day lives recently and despite finding it difficult to keep track of it all, I have become incredibly interested in what is happening in both our country and the world. I haven’t completely lost my passion for sport though. A lot of my recent content now looks at the relationship between sport and mental health.
Software & Hardware Proficiencies
I am an Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop. I am also skilled in other Adobe software such as Audition and Premiere Pro. I am equipped at using video cameras such as the AC-90.
Employment, Work Experience & Volunteering
I have experience of producing work for both Sky News and BBC Tees. I have also carried out work for Middlesbrough Football Club, Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation and Tees Valley Sport. I voluntarily worked as a Social Media Manager for Stockton-based charity A Way Out as part of their 2018 Christmas campaign.
Despite studying on a Sport Journalism course, I have a huge interest in a different number of topics.
During my time at Teesside University, I have created content around current affairs and politics, as well as mental health.
One thing that I believe really shows in my content is that I love learning about new topics and issues to increase both my knowledge and flexibility. Who knows what I will post about next?
After years of political unpredictability, the United Kingdom’s 46 million registered voters now have the chance to shape Britain’s future.Read more
Meditation and stress-reduction techniques have always been used as potential treatments for both depression and anxiety. When looking for waysRead more
Having tried to take his own life on separate occasions following traumas in both his childhood and adulthood, Dan Poole isRead more
Over 6,000 British people took their own lives in 2017, a Samaritans report revealed last year. Shockingly, the same reportRead more
With the date for Brexit delayed until the 31st of October 2019, many leave voters on Teesside will be disappointedRead more
Tyson Fury will take on Deontay Wilder this weekend in Las Vegas for the WBC heavyweight title, with both fighter’s undefeatedRead more
Eight second-year Teesside University students are currently running a three-week campaign, hoping to raise as many donations as possible forRead more
Two first-half goals from Jordan Hugill were enough for Boro to pick up their first home league victory since theRead more
Sport has the potential to connect communities together. But why do so many barriers still remain for minority groups? TheRead more
Following a 0-0 draw away at Stoke City last Saturday, Tony Pulis’ team will look for their first home victoryRead more
Following a disappointing result at the Riverside on Tuesday night, Boro now face a visit from an in-form Derby CountyRead more