The Geek Who Writes – FE, Health & Being a Teenager in 2020
Hi! I'm Alfie.
Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Here’s a lil bit about me:
I’m a self-confessed nerd, who loves everything related to IT, Media and Web. I’ve also got a keen interest in the social sciences; understanding why people do what they do. This, I feel, is what fuels my desire to lead – I’ve proven this at every opportunity throughout my time as a student; leading Digital Ambassador teams, running a team of Prefects as Head Boy, project managing group projects and, lately, coordinating a team of Police volunteers in a Restorative Justice initiative.
When I’m not at college, studying Media Production, you can find me developing websites, producing promotional videos or giving IT Support. That’s when I’ve managed to escape my dog, of course, who I love dearly.
I’m also an active blogger and writer – I write fortnightly for the TES, frequently for YoungMinds, and co-host a podcast along with two of my friends. So, yeah, I’m quite busy!
In 2019, I was diagnosed with ME – a neurological condition which affects my nervous system. I don’t let that stop me, though. Yes, it sometimes limits what I can do, but I always make sure that I do the very best in all I can do; if anything, I’ve been more driven since my diagnosis. There’s lots not understood about ME, which is why I’m excited to have recently started writing for charities about how it impacts me, in a bid to help someone else out.
There's nothing I enjoy more than the challenge of leadership; working with a team people, managing tasks and deadlines to achieve great end results.
Project Management – Seeing Results
My favourite part about projects, tasks and challenges is seeing the end result. I especially like that when I can see that it's had a positive impact on someone.
Criminology & the Social Sciences
Outside of technology, I'm passionate about understanding why people do what they do, especially in Crime. I'm an advocate for Restorative Justice - allowing the offender to truly understand the impact of their crimes on the victim.
Be it producing social media content, videos, podcasts, or writing blogs and articles, I love creating digital media products and seeing them be enjoyed by you, the audience.
Web Design and Development
For me, designing and building websites brings the perfect blend of technology, media and creativity. From establishing the needs of the client, to designing the site and programming it; I love it all.
AV & Live Events
I really enjoy AV and being in a live event scenario. I work with several drama groups and bands as their sound and/or lighting technician, including recently being the Technical Director for a pantomime.
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Get in Touch
If you like what you've seen here, and you want to have a chat about it, I'd love to hear from you!