Hello and welcome, my name is Geraldine Garvey and I am currently studying a masters in ‘Public Relations and Strategic Communication’ at Leeds Beckett University. After studying an undergraduate degree in ‘New media’ at the University of Leeds I found a huge passion for Public Relations and decided to further my study in that specific area. I always knew I wanted to stay in Leeds as I fell in love with the city as soon as I moved here from Liverpool. I drawn towards the course at Leeds Beckett as it was advertised as a more practical hands on course, which would provide me with the skills to work in the real life work environment. I recently carried out a work placement at Acceleris, a PR agency in Harrogate, which I thoroughly enjoyed and it confirmed to me that a career in PR is something I definitely want to pursue. I have carried out volunteering for various charities, such as HCPT and with the Liverpool Archdiocese, which has given me a great passion to help others as its something I find really rewarding. Throughout my volunteering I have learned to have empathy and equality towards others and to be patient, especially when working with disabled children. As another passion of mine is social media, my dream career aim is to work helping smaller and/ or start up business in creating a social media platform for them and getting them recognised in the digital world.