Welcome to UNIfied

Welcome to the brand new UNIfied – CCSUs very own student media outlet. Read more to find out about the team behind the new site.


Hi everyone, I’m very pleased to launch the all new UNIfied, a student led website created to give students the opportunity to write about things they are passionate about and offer them the chance to get involved in something fun but practical to help add skills and experience to their CV.

Over the last few months I have been working extremely hard to get this site together and now, with thanks to my amazing editor team and some fantastic contributors, it’s finally time to showcase our hard work.

Here is an introduction to the team:

Editor-in-chief: Lorna Van Baar


Hi, I’m Lorna, a third year Multimedia Journalism student who comes all the way from the West Midlands. Most of the time I just say Birmingham ‘cause it’s easier but am filled with instant regret when I get ‘oh you mean BURMINGAM’.

I first started at CCCU back in September 2014. When I began second year I realised it was a good idea to get involved in something media related to provide me with some experience for my CV. I then found out that other than CSRfm there wasn’t really anything to get involved in so I took it upon myself to get Unified back up and running and here we are today.

You can reach me at: unified@ccsu.co.uk for any queries regarding Unified.

News editor: James Love


Hey, I’m James Love. I’m 20 and originally from Maidstone in Kent. I study Film, television and radio at CCCU as a second year. On top of being news editor for Unified I am also the station manager of CSRFM. I love gaming, dogs and watching a decent thriller film.

Contact me at unifiednews@ccsu.co.uk with any news or questions you may have.

Features editor: Claisse Opulencia


Hi! I’m Claisse Opulencia, I’m 22, and come from Maidstone in Kent. I am a first year Multimedia Journalism student at CCCU. I’d consider myself as an avid budget traveller who loves animals alongside being a full-time food enthusiast & Unified’s Features Editor.

If you have any queries or articles to submit email me at unifiedfeatures@ccsu.co.uk.

Entertainment editor: Dylan Stallard


Hi, I’m Dylan, 20, from Maidstone. I’m a second year creative and professional writing student at CCCU and host a radio show for poets and writers on CSR. In my spare time I like to write songs, read books and drink beer 😉 .

Give me a shout regarding anything entertainment at unifiedentertainment@ccsu.co.uk.

Culture editor: Thomas Crawshaw


Hello! I’m Tom, I study Creative and Professional Writing and I’m from Leeds. As the Culture editor, I’m on the lookout for poems, books reviews/recommendations, art and fashion pieces and anything in between.

You can email me to submit culture articles or ask about any relevant information for my section at unifiedculture@ccsu.co.uk.

Sport editor: Sarah Mayhew


Hi! I’m Sarah Mayhew, I’m 22 and am from Suffolk. I’m a third year English Literature with American Studies student who just got back to CCCU from a year studying in the USA. I’m an avid Netflix binger and tea addict alongside editing for the Unified sports section.

Let me know about anything sport related, or, if you’re in a sports team or just want to write for my section you can reach me at unifiedsport@ccsu.co.uk.

We also have our very own social media manager and PR manager.

For any PR inquiries please contact unifiedpr@ccsu.co.uk

For anything related to social media contact unifiedsocialmedia@ccsu.co.uk

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