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Brigita Leonaviciute | University of Sunderland

Magazine Journalism BA (Hons)

  • Name: Brigita Leonaviciute
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Magazine Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: My biggest dream is to become a successful journalist. There is no better feeling than the excitement of interviewing people.

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August 8th, 2015



To talk about money isn’t my favourite thing, but I decided to share some information with you, so you can understand what kind of financial support you can receive. This video is very useful, because it explains every single thing about tuition fees, bursaries and grants. Also if you have recently graduated and still unsure about when and how much you will have to repay, better make sure you click the PLAY button below.

August 1st, 2015


Hi Everyone!

Let’s talk fashion today. I was watching random videos online the other day and then I discovered a YouTube video where one blogger shares her thoughts about clothing items she thinks are must to take to university. The video is pretty long – 15 mins – however it’s definitely worth to watch it.

July 27th, 2015

The Sunderland Air Show 2015

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Yesterday I went to the International Sunderland Air Show. Every year in July Sunderland holds this amazing Air Show festival on the beach, however this year wasn’t as great as last year due the weather. It was extremely windy and cold, and rainy – so I had to wear my winter jacket (I’m  not kidding). Well the show was very nice, especially the performance by the Red Arrows, but I got extremely cold. If you follow my blog, then you might remember my very first post about this international event and the images I uploaded them were with me in shorts, so this time I had to wrap myself very well.


So if you don’t live near the Sunderland or you haven’t had a chance to attend this year’s Air Show, then watch my video below with a couple of acts I managed to capture.




July 14th, 2015


Hi Everyone!


Today I would like to share some very good news with you. I’m over the moon about this upcoming project. Curious what I’m talking about? Then continue reading!

A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Futures Bootcamp organised by the Enterprise Place on behalf of the University of Sunderland. This project was aimed at students who are interested in learning how to set up their own business, work as a freelancer and other aspects of business.


So I spent a week attending workshops and masterclasses which were V-E-R-Y useful. Every day was different, so I’ve been told stuff from what types of business are in the UK and taxes to marketing and networking. I’ve also got a chance to meet a couple of members from the Enterprise Place who already run very successful businesses.

The Bootcamp wasn’t only about attending classes and learning things. I and other participants were actually developing our own business ideas and on the final day we had to pitch those business ideas with the best one winning an automatic entry to the Enterprise Place. Do you want to know who won? Me! I was chosen as the winner of this project and my digital and content marketing idea opened the door to the Enterprise Place. I’m starting a six-month contact with this organisation in August (Yeeeeeey). I wish, I can tell you more about my business and its idea, but I have to keep everything in secret for now…


However, I would like to share a video with you about one of the successful businesses that are currently supported by the Enterprise Place. Zoe Binet is a founder of the most beautiful handcrafted toys company called Monster Pie Toys (you can see those amazing creatures here). Zoe has joined the Enterprise Place in 2014 and today her beauties are sold all over the world. So if you want to know more about Zoe and her success story, then click the PLAY button below!

July 9th, 2015

#hawaytheGrads: Five things I will miss about the Sunderland Uni


I know graduating from university suppose to be exciting. Well I am over the moon and happy about it, but it is also really sad because there are things I’ll miss about this place. I decided to share my top 3 favourite things about this university.



July 8th, 2015

GRADUATION DAY #hawaytheGrads



I cannot believe the university is officially finished and couple of days ago I was crossing the stage at the Stadium of Light as the graduate of magazine journalism. Sounds unbelievable how fast the time flies… I have fallen in love with the people, places and opportunities afforded to me by this life changing institution, so to say BYE is extremely difficult. Dear Sunderland Uni, thank you for the most amazing three years of my life!!!


Bridge XXX



July 5th, 2015


Travelust is finally available to read online. Let me know what do you think about my final project.

Brigita XXX










June 24th, 2015


Hi guys!

I know it’s summer now and you are probably way more interested in planning holidays than uni stuff, but I would like to introduce my new blog section – Getting Ready for Uni Checklist – which will help you to prepare for the biggest and most adventurous journey of your life.

My very first video cover top five essential items every student should bring to university. I know those you might be thinking “daah everyone knows that you must bring this and that!!!” but sometimes we really forget to take some basic stuff such as a laundry basket.

So watch my video below where I’ll tell you about my top five picks.

June 8th, 2015

Things to Do in Sunderland (2): Militsa’s Top 3 Picks


I would like to share another video made by my friend Militsa. This time Militsa presents her Top 3 places in Sunderland. I promise to make a video about my top 3, but I would also like to know about your picks. Let me know what are your three the most favourite places/activities in Sunderland.

June 5th, 2015


Hola, Amigos!


I just came back from Gran Canaria, where I had one week’s break from all the stressful life I was living for the past nine months. I got some tan, cleared my mind, recharged my energy batteries, so now I can say: I’m all ready for the next chapter – job hunting. Anyways, I would like to talk about my holiday rather than job hunting this time.


I went on this little holiday with my mum. Since we both were tired of our busy lives, we’d spent the first four days only relaxing and sunbathing. My days were looking like: breakfast at 9:00am; pool, sunbathing and sleeping under the umbrella from 10am till 5pm that was followed by more sleep at 5pm and dinner from 8pm. After the dinner we were going out for a couple of hours and then sleep again. Sounds lazy? I know.


On the fifth day we’ve decided that it’s enough of being lazy and we finally went to explore the island. Gran Canaria is famous by its sand dunes, so we took a walk from our hotel to the dunes. The dunes were visible from our resort Playa des Ingles, so I thought half an hour walk by the beach and we will be there, however an hour latter we were still walking…


It took us more time than expected to get there (aprox 1,5hr), but it was definitely worth it. The view was beautiful and we also reached the other part of the resort – Maspalomas, which had a very beautiful beach too.


So after we took some pictures in the dunes, we went to the Maspalomas beach for a little break. I was all relaxed lying on the beach with a scarf on my head (my face got too much Sun) and then this huge wave came and washed half of the beach!! I’m serious! OMG I was one moment lying all dry on my towel and another moment I was literally in the water. The first thing I thought when that happened was “Is my phone ok?”  – that sounds like I’m a way too much addicted to my phone, because I care about this little gadget more than myself.


After this incident we’ve moved further from the water and I was continuing sunbathing and drying my stuff. Since the weather was hot and the sand was even hotter all my clothes dried pretty fast. Latter we went to look around the Maspalomas, which looked posh: fancy hotels and restaurants everywhere surrounded by luxurious shops.


The dinnertime was coming closer, so we had to go back to the hotel, but we’ve promised ourselves to go back to the Maspalomas tomorrow and we did so.


It was really sad to leave and the only thing what is left for me is my tan, images and this short video I’ve made during my holiday.