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Victoria Belton

Freelance journalist and communications professional

Location icon United Kingdom

Victoria recently completed a Master's Degree in International Journalism at City, University of London with a First-Class Honours, during which she gained experience in broadcasting, print and digital journalism. Prior to her Master's degree, she completed an Undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, where she was News Editor of the University's student newspaper, The Student. She has also worked in Tanzania teaching sustainable First Aid.

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Great British Mag
05/02/2019
Navigating student life in a wheelchair - Great British Mag

One summer morning six years ago in his hometown of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Shoaeb was driving along when his car slid, rolled over and flipped off a bridge. The next thing he remembers was waking up a few weeks later in hospital with a spinal cord injury and no feeling in his legs.

Great British Mag
11/21/2019
Uk Student Entrepreneur Journey: Simon Plazolles-Hayes

This article about a UK student entrepreneur journey was published by the Great British Mag content team on 21 November, 2019 When Simon Plazolles-Hayes was 10 years old he and his parents moved from the U.S. city of Delaware, Ohio, to the nearby countryside in order to start their own farm.

Great British Mag
01/25/2019
From Syria to a London university: a child refugee's story - Great British Mag

Just two years ago, Birkbeck University student Ishmael Hamoud was one of thousands of migrants living in squalid conditions in a makeshift camp in Calais. During his 13 months there, he regularly attempted life-threatening trips by lorry to illegally enter the UK-often entirely on his own.

Great British Mag
02/21/2019
What are the signs of a mental health problem? - Great British Mag

Studying should be an exhilarating experience and a time in your life when you learn new things, meet new people and learn how to become an independent adult. However, all of this is challenging too and can lead to stress and anxiety.

Great British Mag
02/13/2019
Brits and dating: 10 things you should know - Great British Mag

Imagine: you're leaving class and thinking about your long evening ahead ordering a take-away and indulging in slightly depressing romantic-comedies. You get home, pour yourself a glass of wine or make a cup of tea and then decide to ask one of your single friends to come keep you company and get chatting about your past short-lived romances.

The Columnist
03/23/2017
The Power of Nonviolent Protest

By Victoria Belton Time has told that effective passive resistance tends to not only affect changes in the moment. Its pulse trickles down through time, rushing fervently through the veins of future generations. In contrast to those pursuing a cause through violent means there exists clusters of persons consciously developing a universalistic, humanist cause for political transparency, impartiality and integrity.

Islington Gazette
Word on the Water: How London's most famous floating bookshop made it to King's Cross

Victoria Belton Running London's most famous floating bookshop hasn't always been plain sailing - but right now is a 'golden age' for booksellers, owner Jonathan Privett tells the Gazette. Word on the Water. Picture: Victoria Belton In 2011, English student Jonathan Privett and former social worker Paddy Screech brought a fantasy to fruition by deciding to open a floating bookshop.

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