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Sophie

"I remember the interviewer being so impressed that I'd been to Goldsmiths, and that's when I fully appreciated how special it was to have been part of such an amazing institution."

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Occupation Production assistant at Mumsnet

"When I left Goldsmiths, I started my first job at a magazine in the same week. I remember the interviewer being so impressed that I'd been to Goldsmiths, and that's when I fully appreciated how special it was to have been part of such an amazing institution.

At Mumsnet I'm responsible for producing up-to-date content for the website and social media channels. This varies so widely day to day, but my role mainly includes writing short features on anything from food and travel to parenting and crafts, and making sure there's fresh content being generated daily from current affairs or the threads on our forum. I write and send out three newsletters a week with a joint readership of over 500,000.

The glamorous flip-side is that I get to interview loads of celebrities, from Idris Elba to Mary Berry. I also interview them on camera, and spend a lot of time editing the footage so it's ready for the site.

I'm part of a 'viral content' team that works across social media channels to create shareable content. This involves making 'sharing graphics' for our Facebook and Twitter pages, and running round the office with a camera taking photos for Instagram. I often live tweet from press and industry events on behalf of Mumsnet, and the freebies are great!

Being at Goldsmiths gave me the courage to speak up, and not be afraid of standing out. I think that's what a lot of people would say if they were asked about their time there. Everyone has an opinion, and being around so many people with diverse and differing views made seminars a hive of interactivity and education alone. The tutors reinforced the casual learning environment by encouraging debate and never telling you to back down. I learnt so much about so many different people, I could probably write a book about it (and maybe I will!)."

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