I’m due to finish my 5th day as an intern for Scotcampus and my week has been enjoyable. It’s gone by incredibly fast: I’ve covered a lot of ground in terms of writing about various people and subjects, and a lot of physical ground, rushing about Glasgow helping to promote Futures Fest in March.
On arriving I was nervous, audibly gulping as the grates of the retro lift were closed on the ground floor. However, I had no need to be whatsoever. Both Aileen and Craig have been helpful, and gave me a bit of freedom to write about various things, and they’ve also put up with my incessant question asking.
It was also very nice to glance at all the various pages of the upcoming Scotcampus February edition, and then to be handed a freshly made copy the next day. It brought home what a well oiled machine a publication has to be to give its issue to the world.
With me and Katy, the other intern, in tow, we went off on several jaunts with Craig to promote the upcoming Futures Fest to students. It was strange to stand at the back as a helper/signature enforcer behind people in my own college, but hey: the sheets were filled with names and email addresses by the end of each speech.
The authority of being a Scotcampus intern also enabled me to step more boldly into asking various people questions. After having asked an RAF Flight Lieutenant a few questions to promote their seminar at FF14, I almost managed to interview Patrick Harvey from the Scottish Greens for a response to George Osborne’s speech on the pound. Having made it inside his office, to find out I’d just missed him leaving, wasn’t too upsetting. At least I’d aimed for it! The vindication that I was at least capable of it was enough of a boost, and I can thank Scotcampus for motivating me with that boost.
And all this without making a single cup of tea! (Well…there’s half an hour left…)