Journalism

Wildfell (2020)

I submitted both a short story and a poem to online literature magazine Wildfell, both of which were published in their website.

Down the side of the sofa

Contributing Author in When Only Memories Remain (2020)

An author approached me and asked to purchase a blog post of mine to use as the afterword for his novel, When Only Memories Remain. The novel is published on Amazon.

When Only Memories Remain

The Indiependent (2020)

I became a contributor for The Indiependent in May, writing about books, TV, film and theatre.

Theatre In Lockdown: How To Get Your Fix From Home

If You Loved ‘Normal People’, You’ll Love These Other Book-To-Series Adaptations

Full author profile: https://www.indiependent.co.uk/author/laurenrobertson/

The Tab (2015 – 2020)

I was a writer for The Tab Aberdeen for five years, and editor for three. I also did a two week internship at their HQ in London, writing for their national site.

During my time at The Aberdeen Tab, my stories raked in hundreds of thousands of views, and the team as a whole reached over one million page views in my time as editor.

Features

COVID-19 has robbed final years of the time of their lives. We’re allowed to be upset

Here’s how to recycle your old clothes without harming the planet

You’ll never guess how much these Edinburgh flats cost during the Fringe

These are your on-screen childhood heroes who are still together

‘I finish nightshift at 8am and start uni at 9’: Meet the RGU fourth year who’s never had a student loan

News

CASE Aberdeen say ‘smiling’ and ‘laughing’ are signs of possible sexual consent

Teenage girls on the pill are more likely to develop depression as adults

Aberdeen MedSoc under investigation after their annual ball ruins a couple’s wedding

Footballer accused of racial slur against AUFC player appears in court

Interactive

Take this Bake Off quiz and we’ll tell you if you’d get star baker

Order a Greggs and we’ll tell you how middle class you are

Make a cup of tea and we’ll tell you exactly how much of a wrong’un you are

Full author profile: https://thetab.com/author/lauren-robertsonhotmail-co-uk

Stylist (2020)

I spent a week working with the digital features team at Stylist in January 2020. I conducted research for the team, as well as transcribing interviews and pitching my own ideas at morning meetings.

The Times (2019)

A story I wrote for The Tab was picked up by The Times and published with my byline.

Sex advice group sorry over ‘non-verbal consent’

I am also due to do a two week internship with The Times in July 2020.

Features work experience with Red, Prima and Good Housekeeping – Hearst (2019)

In the summer of 2019 I did a two week internship with the features department at Hearst magazines Red, Prima and Good Housekeeping. During these two weeks, I wrote three articles which were featured in the August edition of Prima with my byline.

Central FM (2019)

I worked with the news team at Central FM for one week. I wrote up news bulletins to be read on air, edited sound clippings for the radio and conducted interviews independently for upcoming stories.

Morning Chores (2017 – 2018)

I wrote freelance for a lifestyle website called Morning Chores, producing two to three articles per week for them. The articles were all in a listicle form, and covered a wide range of topics from recipes to DIY and interior inspiration. 

Stirling News (2013 – 2015)

I wrote a fortnightly column for a local newspaper detailing what it was like to be in the final years of secondary education.

Stirling Observer (2014)

I undertook my first work experience in the media and communications department of Stirling Council, resulting my first byline piece in the Stirling Observer.

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