Yasmine Blackman

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Full time copywriter and columnist for The Edge magazine.



The Edge Magazine April 2014

Current Affairs, local news, humour. This magazine is in print and online. I have two articles appearing on pages 6 and 25. 6 is about an event. 25 a feature on online dating.

Students united for debates on major global issues

Students from 30 sixth form colleges took part in a United Nations-style event at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College. The event, at the college in Birmingham, was opened by journalist John McCarthy CBE, who was held hostage from 1986 to 1991in the Lebanon. Around 300 students represented 40 countries and acted as delegates from UN member states.

Life's a beach for A-level surfer Louis

Life is a balancing act between surf and study for Tyneside 16-year-old Louis Thomas-Hudson. But the Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College student has managed to stay afloat with his A-levels while qualifying for the under 18 British surf squad, writes Yasmine Blackman.

Joshua is apprentice of year for creative and cultural industries

Community arts apprentice Joshua Gould has been named as Creative Cultural Skills' Apprentice of the Year 2014. Level 3 apprentice Joshua, aged 18, works for Unit Twenty Three - a Norfolk-based arts organisation that runs events and provides office space for young artists.


Cash worry for bird of prey centre

Cash worry for bird of prey centre 7:40am Thursday 8th August 2013 in News by YASMINE BLACKMAN A BIRD of prey centre faces the threat of closure due to a lack of donations - just a year after its opening.

Paralympian star visits Harlow College

University Centre Harlow enjoyed a visit from Paralympic star Anne Wafula Strike this Monday. The Kenyan-born paralympian who lives in Harlow gave a lecture to the students and discussed her difficult upbringing, the struggles she faced as a disabled woman and the importance of education and determination.

Harlow Pharmacy launches new campaign to reduce unneccessary trips to GP or A&E

Harlow Pharmacy has joined a nationwide campaign aimed at getting locals to stop and think before visiting their GP or A&E. The 'Ask Your Pharmacist' campaign hopes to reduce pressures on NHS services in Harlow and is part of the All About Health programme, which promotes healthy living in the community.

Students' artwork displayed in House of Commons

Talented students from 20 sixth form colleges had their artwork displayed at the House of Commons. The exhibition, which displayed 21 works of art by 21 students including still life, portraits and landscape scenes, was organised by the Association of Colleges (AoC) and attended by Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Homeless frozen out by low funds

Homeless frozen out by low funds 4:23pm Thursday 28th November 2013 in Harlow College By Amy Taylor and Yasmin Blackman Streets2Homes says there is a lack of funding to support its work A homeless shelter is struggling to provide overnight accommodation for those in need due to a lack of funding.

£600 raised for Sport Relief

Doncaster College students raised over £600 for Sports Relief with the help of Doncaster Rovers players Alex Peterson and Josh Meade. The professional footballers, who attended the college from 2011 to 2013, made a 15 minute sponsored dash around the college campus and collected £97 sponsorship from staff and students.

Jailbreak fundraising challenge will be boost for area's good causes

Report by Yasmine Blackman: ENTERPRISING fundraisers across the region are being invited to make a break for charity. The Essex Boys and Girls Clubs' Essex Jailbreak fundraising event, which fundraisers for clubs as well as local charities, takes place this year on Saturday, 26 April and participants are already coming up with some inventive and exciting plans. IN PRINT AND ONLINE


FE Weeks' digital magazine, Campus Round-up. I worked on this magazine as a guest editor from 19.03.2014 - 01.04.2014

Healthy food prepared for residents in care home

East Durham College catering students prepared healthy dishes for elderly residents at a care home. The group of five level two learners visited Ashwood Park Care Home, in Durham, which provides residential and nursing care. They prepared a special low-fat shepherd's pie and a diabetic carrot and currant cake, using sweetener rather than sugar.


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