Heather Shearer

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.04.02Hi! My name is Heather and I’m currently an MSc Magazine Publishing student at Edinburgh Napier University. I completed my undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. After graduating, I went on a 6-month trip, (which casually turned into a 28-month trip), trekking through the Himalayas, exploring South East Asia, and then on to gallivanting around Australia.

Eventually, the lure of Scotland, haggis and Irn Bru was too much, and I returned to the UK to complete an internship at The Sunday Times Magazine. This inspired my decision to apply for the MSc and enter the world of magazines.

Thus far in my masters course, I have been drawn into the commercial side of magazine publishing, with a focus on advertising and marketing. I’m currently the Head of Sales and Advertising for our student project, Buzz magazine, and I’m also interning with PPA Scotland. However, I’ve also been enjoying the chance to dabble in writing and design.

Outwith University, I occupy my time exploring the coffee shops of Edinburgh, having dinner parties with my lovely flatmates and making vegetarian curries. Also, I think music festivals are the best places in the world.

You can find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Author: Heather Shearer

25 year old MSc magazine publishing student. Trying to beat the mid 20's life crisis by sharing info inspired by my friends, peers and outside world observations.

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