Reporters

Aimee Hourigan

Aimee Hourigan

Aimee Hourigan has a dream; a dream to one day experience and report on the many wonders of the world as a cultural documentary maker or ABC foreign correspondent. At the moment she's a third year student studying a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Communication, but she believes the UQ in Vietnam project is just the first of many valuable life experiences leading towards her goal. Aimee plans to travel extensively throughout Europe and Africa following her graduation in November 2015.

Anna Hartley

Anna Hartley

Anna Hartley is in her third year of a dual Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in International Relations and German. Anna has a passion for travel and human interest stories and her goal is to work in print and television news and current affairs. Anna will graduate in July of 2015 and is already freelancing for local newspapers and searching for cadetships. Ultimately she has ambitions to work internationally, for the ABC or at a major national newspaper such as The Australian.

Georgia Gifford

Georgia Gifford

Georgia Gifford is a fourth year journalism, French and international relations student at UQ. She has a passion for travel, culture and humanitarian issues. Georgia hopes to one day work in investigative journalism or documentary making on human rights, environmental and political issues. UQ in Vietnam will hopefully help her to expand her intercultural knowledge and gain invaluable journalistic skills for the future.

Jesse Thompson

Jesse Thompson

Jesse Thompson is in his third year of a dual Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Film and Television and Media Studies. He flexes his writing skills as a film critic for various local outlets, but he is also passionate about quality radio and video production. Jesse will graduate in July of 2016 and hopes to subsequently take up a career in documentary reporting.

John Bryant

John Bryant

John Bryant is in his fourth year of a dual Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Laws degree. John’s a self-confessed news junkie with a particular enthusiasm for sport and politics - his favourite team is the Queensland Reds and he’s also a fan of Antony Green. Along with his studies at UQ, John keeps busy as President of the Journalism and Communication Students (JACS) Society and as a Sports Convenor on the Law Society. He’s always keen for an adventure and has been lucky enough to travel extensively through parts of Asia, Europe and Africa. This will be his first experience in Vietnam. John’s excited by what the future holds for up-and-coming journalists. In an ideal world, he’d love to be a foreign correspondent.

Laura Walkley

Laura Walkley

Laura Walkley will graduate from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Journalism in June, 2015. Her passion for creative writing and journalism was ignited in newspaper class at high school in the US. Laura doesn't leave home without her Kindle, reads the World section of The New York Times religiously and will often be caught watching repeats of 60 Minutes. She aspires to work as a feature writer or reporter.

Nikki Keating

Nikki Keating

Nicola Keating will graduate this year from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Journalism. Passionate about writing and storytelling, she is currently the literary editor for Brisbane-based street press publication, Sartre Magazine. Nicola's particular interest has always been in foreign news and traveling, taking any opportunity to experience something new. This year has seen her delve into lifestyle and music journalism having worked with news agencies such as the Sunday Mail and U Magazine. While profiling is her first love, Nicola is keen to refine her skills in broadcast, radio and photo journalism.

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is in her third year of studying a dual degree in a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Law at The University of Queensland. Rebecca is particularly interested in investigative journalism and pursuing a career in print or television news. Her dream job would be to work as a foreign correspondent, combining her love of travel and learning about different cultures with working in news and current affairs. Rebecca has gained experience by freelancing for local newspapers and hopes to widen her experience through more internships while she continues her study.

Ruth McCosker

Ruth McCosker

Ruth McCosker is in her final year at the University of Queensland completing a dual Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communications degree, majoring in Public Relations. In 2012 Ruth participated in the UQ Abroad program, completing a semester studying print, radio and television journalism at City University, London. Upon graduation she intends to pursue opportunities to allow her to combine joint objectives of travel and the further development of key journalism skills. Ruth is currently freelancing for print publications with a local emphasis, while at the same time assisting a Brisbane based public relations firm. Ruth will graduate in November 2014 and wishes to pursue a career in television or print journalism.

Thea Halpin

Thea Halpin

Thea Halpin is in her third year of a dual Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations. Thea is set to graduate at the end of 2015 and currently works as a freelance writer for several Australian publications. She hopes to work internationally as a features writer.