Nice to meet you – I’m Emma, behind Emma Picks, and welcome to my blog.
By day, I work at University as a Tutor, improving student engagement and experience in Higher Education. By night, when I’m not blogging, I’m usually found on the sofa relaxing or with friends!
The main reason why I started this blog was:
- I wanted a hobby
- I’m always up for giving things a try
- It allows me to be creative
Though this is a lifestyle blog, it does have various categories as I’m open to all suggestions. For instance, I’m a bad cook but I’ll still try out recipes; I love crafts so nothing is more satisfying than trying out new crafts for gifts or home decoration.
Since starting this blog, I’ve pushed myself to the limits – from travelling alone to sharing my life experiences. But it’s given me a lot of opportunities too. In 2018, I co-founded HEY. Bloggers which unites creatives and bloggers in Hull and East Yorkshire. More information can be found via @hey_bloggers on Twitter and Instagram!
I hope you enjoy my content – if there’s anything you want to see or collaborate on – give me a shout!
Lots of love,
Articles and Shout outs
Higher Education Academy: Talking Teaching: Why I became a HEA Fellow
Sowdens and Sowdens: The Sowdens team check-in on their favourite Insta-accounts
Rebel Girls Club: Meet your local girl gang member // Emma Picks //
The ecoLogical: 4 Eco friendly period products for a plastic free period
Pop Buzz: The funniest Love Island memes 2019 (so far!)
Bustle: These ‘Love Island’ 2019 Memes About The First Coupling Up Are 100% Your Type On Paper
The Evening Standard: Love Island 2019 memes: The best tweets and gifs from episode 1 season 5
Buzzfeed: Just 21 Of The Best Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now
Rock On Ruby: Pride in Hull with HEY. Bloggers
SHEmazing: Travelling Light: The reality of solo holidays when you live with anxiety
BBC Radio Humberside // The Culture Show: HEY. Bloggers community (on air 13th September 2018)
BBC Radio Humberside // The Culture Show: Social Media (on air 22nd November 2018)
BBC Radio Humberside // The Culture Show: Top 30 Under 30’s (on air 21st March 2019)
BBC Radio Humberside // BBC No Filter: Eco friendly periods, period talk and sex while on a period (on air 15th April 2019)
BBC Radio Humberside // BBC No Filter: Love Island (on air 10th June 2019)
BBC Radio Humberside // Pride in Hull (on air 20th July 2019)
BBC Radio Humberside // BBC No Filter with Violet Glenton (on air 27th January 2020)
BBC Radio Humberside// James Piekos Breakfast Show (on air 4th February 2020)
EskimoSoup // Socially Good Podcast – Playing Your Part in a Positive Community (Recorded 13th March 2020 // Released 24th March 2020)