I have been fortunate enough to have worked alongside some wonderful people over the years, and many have offered to write up references documenting our time together and the standard of work I have produced.

What is written below is exact wording provided by these persons, but if you’d like to confirm what is being said is accurate, you can reach them via the e-mail addresses provided.

Elizabeth Pluta, Business Readiness Manager for the Student Journey Transformation Programme @ Manchester Metropolitan University |

“I am writing this reference in support of Andrea Petrie. I employed Andrea as a Journalist for a case study, on the Student Journey Transformation Programme, at Manchester Metropolitan University. As part of the Programme, we implemented a new system and wanted to get a good understanding of the impact of this implementation in the form of a case study.

“Andrea was tasked with designing the layout, interviewing staff members at the university, and writing up her findings. Despite it being the first case study she had written, she took to the task and made it her own. She needed minimal guidance, and used her own initiative.

“The finished product was designed and written to a high standard, and will be used as part of the programme communication plan. Senior Managers on the Programme, are pleased with the outcome.

“I would have no hesitation in employing Andrea again, as she was an absolute pleasure to work with even if it was for a short time.”

Kirsty Day, Editor at Talking About My Generation |

“Between May-September 2020, Andrea Petrie, joined us as an intern reporter on our Talking About My Generation news platform, of which I am the editor. 

“During that time, I watched Andrea grow as a reporter. She made regular contributions to the publication, both online and in print, and had a great understanding of our audience.  

“She is very personable and approachable, and demonstrated great journalistic skills, from researching a topic, and interviewing, to reports being well written and accurate.

“She strived to learn and implement the different ways stories were told, both written and visually through photos and videos, with great WordPress skills, video production, and social media management.

“She is highly organised, shows a willingness to take on responsibility, hard-working, reliable, and has a great attention to detail.  In addition to an exemplary professional performance, personally, she was a pleasure to work with during the internship.  

“It is worth noting that the internship was run during the global pandemic and interaction as a news team was purely over Zoom calls, email, and phone calls through this period of time, and how she dealt with this was impressive. 

“I strongly recommend Andrea for employment and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. “