My name is Lucy Rowan and I am a 23-year-old writer from South West London. Since graduating from university I have been actively pursuing a career in journalism. So far most of my work has been within the editorial sector. However, my ultimate goal is to become a broadcast journalist.
I was awarded upper second class honours from King’s College London, where I studied BA Religion, Religion and Society. I took a strong interest in the following: Islamic Studies, the History of Christianity, Political Extremism and Religious Violence. Whilst at KCL, I volunteered as the Treasurer of the Theology & Religious Studies Department.
In my second year of studies at KCL, I was chosen for the Study Abroad programme on academic merit. I attended the University of Toronto, Canada, which is ranked #23 in the world. Whilst at UofT, I was a recipient of the KCL Broadening Horizons Award.
As the Canadian academic system follows more similarly to the American one, during my time at UofT, I had a lot more flexibility in terms of my module choices. I majored in Political Science but I was able to study modules for the History, Legal and Religious Studies departments.
In 2017, I was awarded an academic scholarship to study at Humboldt University, Berlin. I took the summer MA course ‘Islam and Feminism’.
I hope to be sponsored for my NCTJ qualification in the future.