About Advocate Magazine
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Rebecca John - President
Rebecca John is a second year law student studying for her LLB. She believes that today’s fast-paced, dynamic legal and political environment makes this a very interesting and exciting time to be involved with Advocate. Having worked within the legal aid sector, she hopes that the magazine will provide a platform for the distribution of practical advice and information on how to make the most of a legal skillset within the local community.
Outside of university, Rebecca loves spontaneous European city breaks or an evening at the theatre in Stratford-Upon Avon, near to her home town of Solihull.
Charissa Loh - Vice President
Charissa Loh is a second year law student at the University of Nottingham. Her love for literature drove her to join the magazine, and she aspires to produce articles that give readers food for thought as well as to encourage a greater readership. Aside from her academic pursuits, Charissa enjoys travelling and volunteering. She hopes to visit as many countries as possible to immerse herself in various cultures, cuisines and people.
Amy Jessica Lund - Treasurer
Amy Lund is a second year student studying for an LLB Law degree with an aspiration of becoming a commercial solicitor. Amy seeks to help those who have made mistakes in the past reintegrate into society by altering society’s perceptions of certain groups whilst tackling the issues raised by legal aid cuts. Thus, she enjoys participating in Pro Bono initiatives and runs the project ‘StreetLaw’ on behalf of the Pro Bono Society. Amy hopes her writing can challenge these perceptions, encouraging her readership to look upon the world at a somewhat different, and perhaps a more optimistic, angle. She has dabbled in tap, guitar and singing but loves nothing more than seeing new places whilst catching the sun at the same time.
Bethany Webb-Strong - Head Content Editor
Bethany Webb-Strong is a final year BA Law student, having just completed her year abroad studying South East Asian Law in Singapore. She is the Head Content Editor and this is her third year with Advocate. Enchanted by the Performing Arts, she spends her free time rehearsing for upcoming theatrical productions, blogging and travelling. As an avid reader, her love of books has drawn her to both editing and writing. Beth is particularly interested in producing investigative articles which fearlessly question commonly held beliefs and norms, encouraging the readership to think outside the box. Bethany spent three months this summer volunteering in Greece and is particularly engaged with writing about the refugee crisis and devoting more of her time to helping vulnerable and displaced persons.
Sam Edgington - Deputy Head Content Editor
Sam Edgington is a second year history and politics student at the University of Nottingham, who is originally from Liverpool. After graduation, he hopes to go on to work in the diplomatic service. His long-held passion for writing as well as his interest in public affairs drove him to join the magazine. In addition to writing, he enjoys sports like cricket, football and basketball as well as learning new languages (currently Spanish).
Nigel Yee - International Affairs Editor
Nigel Yee is a second year law student at the University of Nottingham. Having hailed from a little island called Singapore, he hopes to bring a truly "international" perspective to this role. Through the medium of words, Nigel endeavours to break down assumptions and misconceptions about different cultures, to do his part in creating a closer and more inclusive world. Apart from hitting the books, Nigel is constantly thinking about his next meal or holiday. As an avid player of racket sports, Nigel is often up for a quick hit to escape the drudgery of school.
Thomas Hughes - International Affairs Editor
Thomas is one of the two International Affairs Editors of Advocate this year. He has a keen interest in politics, being a news writer for Evolve Politics, and is passionate about writing generally. This is his third year studying English with Creative Writing and he plans to get as much out of this final year as possible. Thomas is also the Publicity Sec of the English Society and plays for the Handball Club. Aside from these commitments, he likes going to the gym, hiking, going to the theatre, and enjoying the UoN social life. He hopes it will be a great year for Advocate!
Callum Mansfield - Domestic Affairs Editor
Callum Mansfield is the Domestic Affairs Editor for Advocate. As a Politics and International Relations student, his articles focus more on current affairs and domestic politics. Currently, he is interested in the impact Brexit will have on our institutions and society. Outside of Advocate, Callum enjoys running and has run a half marathon to raise funds for his travels.
Sophie Bell - Head Design Editor
Sophie Bell is a final year BA Law with French and French Law student and have just completed my Erasmus year abroad studying French Law in Toulouse. Her job is to keep the magazine looking fresh and professional, and make your articles stand out with funky images and graphics. Sophie is a lover of travelling, baking and triathlon, and enjoys running the occasional marathon.
Sophie Mason - Publicity Officer
Sophie Mason is a final year BA Law with French and French Law student, having just completed my year abroad studying French Law in Toulouse. She is passionate about languages and love learning French, although she thinks her accent still leaves a lot to be desired. Drawing from her experience on other successful social media campaigns, her job is to now formulate and implement new and creative ways of driving student readership of Advocate Magazine through social media platforms. In her spare time, Sophie enjoy running, going to gigs and festivals with friends and planning her next holiday.