My name is Isabella Lock and I’m a blogger and freelance journalist working in the UK.
Currently, I am studying Spanish and Japanese at the University of Manchester. Alongside my studies, I work as a mentor for DebateMate, where I teach debating to primary school children.
I have previously written about my experience with anorexia nervosa for Independent Voices. I also regularly write for my own blog and for The Mancunion (official university newspaper).
My work focuses on a range of topics, including mental health and cultural appropriation.
I aim to use my writing to make a positive impact on the world and inspire others to use their voice.
November 2019 - present
DebateMate, Manchester (Mentor)
Teaching primary school children to debate, developing my public speaking skills and confidence
Strengthening my organisation abilities through planning weekly lessons and managing class administration
Frontier, Shoreditch, London (Media Assistant)
Shadowed employees within the media/journalism sector, which developed my knowledge of the management of this sector
Managed various tasks efficiently without any prior training, developing my independent working skills
Performed daily office duties including organising documents and filing
Managed assigned work efficiently and professionally without prior experience or training
By living in a foreign country, gained confidence in communication and increased adaptability
Strengthened interpersonal skills, time management and organisational ability
Witberg-Hoorn Lawfirm, Eindhoven, Netherlands (Office Assistant)
Samaritans Head Office, Ewell, Surrey (Media Assistant)
Shadowed employees within the media sector, gaining valuable knowledge the management of the media
Worked efficiently through various tasks, helping to develop independent working skills
2019 - present
University of Manchester
BA (Hons) in Spanish & Japanese
2008 - 2019
3 A-Levels: 3 A grades in Latin, History & Spanish
10 GCSEs: 9 A* grades, 1 A grade