Name: Natasha Cornall
Studied: Classics at University of St Andrews
Hello Scotcampus readers! I’m Natasha, I live in the West End of Glasgow and graduated last summer from the University of St Andrews. Since then I’ve been putting my Classics degree to good use (or not…) by writing about fashion, beauty, celebrities and travel for a few online magazines and fashion/lifestyle brands. I’ll admit I was nervous to come into the Scotcampus office today; life as a freelancer means a constant stream of tea and biscuits, toast crumbs in my laptop, and cat-sitting for my next door neighbours. It was more than a little daunting having to actually get up when my alarm went off, battle to get my hair under control and wear something that wasn’t a pair of leggings and one of my boyfriend’s jumpers… But I’ve had a great time! It’s actually nice to have a desk to work at, people to talk to, and a man to operate the lift for you (little warning if you ever visit ScotCampus HQ: don’t attempt to be brave and take the stairs), and I’m looking forward to coming back tomorrow.
I spent the morning researching and writing a feature on Scotland’s best independent shops for the Scotcampus website – it definitely didn’t feel like work! There’s now a rather long list of places I want to visit, just because they happen to have an old-fashioned bookshop/vintage boutique/deli full of homemade goodies.
After a lunch break where I got a little lost in the St Enoch Centre, scoffed a bag of white chocolate popcorn (get your fix at Boots, of all places!) and almost had a heart attack climbing up 5 flights of stairs, I was set to work researching food, drink and hospitality courses in Glasgow for the Futures Fest. I came across some pretty bizarre courses… Come Dine With Me class, anyone? But my favourite was definitely the Cupcakes and Cookies course at New College Lanarkshire – I’m definitely tempted to enroll!