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Linda Serck

Linda Serck

  • SubjectEnglish BA (1997), MA (1998)
  • Place of workBBC Radio Berkshire and BBC News Online
  • PositionPresenter and Journalist

Linda has combined her passion for music and broadcasting by working as a BBC Online News Journalist and presenting shows for BBC Introducing Berkshire, which offers a unique platform to unsigned bands, and BBC 6 Music.

Choosing a university was initially confined to judging a prospectus by its cover, as I studied at the British School in the Netherlands.

I discovered that Royal Holloway had excellent credentials and facilities, as well as being part of the University of London and a short train ride from the capital. When I arrived on campus for an interview, I felt immediately at home.

Apart from the pleasure of studying under learned academics, I enjoyed the variety of the modules offered, from American Literature to Stylistics. I also enjoyed spending hours doing research in the beautiful Founder’s library.

It also taught me about writing and researching. With the one-to-one sessions with tutors I learnt not only about my subject, but also the art of researching a topic, and then writing about it with an argument clearly set out.

After working at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation I landed a job at my local newspaper in Reading. From there I applied to become an online journalist at the BBC.

I now freelance at BBC 6 Music and have presented two BBC Introducing shows on there. I also compere on the BBC Introducing stage at the Reading Festival.

I like writing and researching, approaching stories from different angles as well as holding people, companies and government bodies to account. We are the voice of the people, we report what goes on in our world and our communities. That gives me a real buzz.

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