Thomas Henley

Thomas Henley

Student

  • Location: Harrogate
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Sporting Success & Introduction Into Media - 

My passion for media and public speaking started after my sporting success in the sport of Taekwondo, where I competed for Team GB and bagged myself a Commonwealth Gold Medal.

I've since been headhunted by a media student in Leeds to be the star of a documentary about my Taekwondo success. The documentary should be released a the end of this year.

 

Involvement With Media Stations & Public Speaking Platforms - 

I made appearances on a number of radio stations and quickly found myself in the world of YouTube, where I educate people on autism and mental health, inspiring those with the conditions to reach their full potential.

In the last year, I worked closely with the BBC, working on a video for BBC Radio Manchester, appearing on the station for an interview, but also a podcast created by Louise Croombs

I was invited to speak at the Sunday Assembly in Manchester, which then led to me being invited to do a motivational speech at a special needs school called 'Redwood Secondary School'. I did some free Taekwondo sessions with the students and spent the rest of the day motivating the students 1 to 1.

 

Academic Success, Roles Of Responsibility & Special Awards -

My academic interests took me to the University Of Manchester, where I studied Biomedical Sciences w/ Industrial experience and made an independent documentary for my final year project.

I was the 1st year's student rep, and eventually graduated with a 2:1 and received the Manchester Leadership Award for my 70+ hours of volunteering at a local Taekwondo club in Oldham - Manchester. 

I liaised with the student union and the university staff, working with the disability policy-makers, becoming a mental health ambassador and producing a video or two for the university Twitter account.

 

 

Education

Biomedical Sciences - Degree with Industrial Experience - University Of Manchester

Sep 2015 - Jul 2019

Skills

  • Content Creation
  • Podcast Production
  • Public Speaking
  • Video Editing
  • Academic Writing
  • Creative Writer
  • Creative writing
  • Leadership
  • Presenting
  • Science Communication
  • TV and Online Video Production

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