About Me

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.


Work Experience

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

April 2018

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

July 2017

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)


August 2017

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

Bancroft's School

3 A-Levels: 3 A grades in Latin, History & Spanish

10 GCSEs: 9 A* grades, 1 A grade


Contact Me

Mobile: 07887395711

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