Niamh is currently doing a paid internship at Whitespace in Edinburgh, is a member of Daydream Believers, a group encouraging young people to get involved in creative careers. Daydream Believers are also finalists in this year’s Young Scot Awards!
Which young Scot inspires you?
The creator of the She Is Fierce magazine, Hannah, inspires me. She encourages young creative women through her magazine that she organises herself while having a full time job and being a single mum. What a boss!
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I loved growing up in Scotland because of the freedom and safety. You could always go out and play and you would feel safe.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I think don’t underestimate us. We have information and a way of recording history at our fingertips through our phones. We are smarter and more resourceful than you think.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement is winning the marketing society’s star creative student because I managed to beat my competitors who were all university students when I was at college.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I think I would like to create change for the good and become really good at what I do. I would also love to do a TED talk or something similar because I love public speaking. It would be good to speak out.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Don’t be afraid to stand out. Do what you want to do and not just what your friends are doing.
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