I’m Samantha Booth, an English Literature graduate from Swansea University now studying my NCTJ in Wolverhampton. I’ve been contributing various content to The National Student since the beginning of university.
Alongside this, I was the Features Editor of The Waterfront and co-founder and Station Manager of SU-TV at Swansea University.
In 2014, I won NUS Wales Student Journalist of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Student Media at SUSU.
I throughly enjoy interviewing a variety of people for The National Student, including Katie Price, Hollywood stuntman Doug Coleman, Anthrax legend Scott Ian and many other new and old bands.
Past times include drinking chai, reading American fiction and showing people photos of my dog.
Live Review: St. Vincent @ Liverpool, O2 Academy
In previous interviews, St. Vincent, aka. Annie Clark, has been quoted saying that her gigs, with Talking Head’s musician, David Byrne were not rock concerts, but a performance.
Swansea students aiming for global brand with Mr University
Max Kalu and Sean Lee Rice were in the library last summer revising for their exam retakes when banter began about creating a fitness society and show exclusively for students.
Interview: Bryce Dessner
We spoke to the Bryce Dessner about his influences, his relationship with Arcade Fire's Richard Parry and the crossover between his classical music and The National.
Interview: Public Service Broadcasting
Not many music artists pre-gig experiences includes witnessing a fight in the nearest KFC, but J. Willgoose Esq. and Wrigglesworth have just arrived in Stoke-On-Trent.
Interview: Gary Numan
Gary Numan is a legend, a pioneer of electro-pop and industrial music and a man who is used to adapting to the era is currently in.
Style Inspiration from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Dreamed of styling yourself as Katniss and Effie Trinket from legendary The Hunger Games cast? Now you can be one of the Capitol and Tribute crowd with the release of an exclusive fashion partnership between Net-A-Porter and leading global entertainment company Lionsgate, and sportswear by premium fashion brand, Lucas Hugh.
Kiss and tell exes, chickens, Eurovision regrets... life according to Katie Price
Dressed in a catsuit adorned with her own face, Katie Price tells us about lies, plastic surgery and killing chickens...
Interview: Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae (Monsters University)
Monsters University director and producer, Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae,becoming students again and what we can expect next from Pixar.
Film Review: Monsters University
Most Pixar movies are left alone, but Monsters Inc was always one that begged for more attention. This is why 10 years after the original we have pleasent prequel Monster's University.
Interview: Doug Coleman
As one of Hollywood's leading stuntmen, Doug Coleman has worked on feature film sets for over 30 years with major actors like Ryan Gosling, Leonardo De Caprio and Johnny Depp. Here he talks to The National Student about his incredible career.
Interview: Scott Ian
In his 30-year career, co-founder and guitarist in thrash metal group, Anthrax, Scott Ian has seen and heard a lot.
Interview: Rolo Tomassi
Vocalist and synth player, James Spence, of mathcore experimental band, Rolo Tomassi speaks to The National Student about the essence of the live gig, their recent ï¿½5 ticket tour and the bandï¿½s own record label, Destination Moon.
Interview: Alt-J (âˆ†)
We met with Gus from Alt-J at the Bristol leg of the UK tour to talk about possible collaboration exclusives, the hipster association and sex.
Interview: twenty one pilots
twenty one pilots front man, Tyler Joseph, talks to The National Student about working with his band-mate Josh Dun, how embracing technology has revolutionised music and why a songwriter can never been too much of a drama queen.
Festival Preview: Green Man Festival 2013
Situated in the magnificent Black Mountains of the Welsh Valleys, Green Man festival is acclaimed for being the most beautiful festival in the UK.
New Band of the Day: twenty one pilots
twenty one pilots have had a whirlwind 12 months. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, the band are now ready to land their label debut album Vessel in the UK.
Interview: Tall Ships
With NME rating their debut album as one that "revels in its own ambition" and selling out their national tour, Tall Ships are causing waves throughout the music industry.
Interview: William Goldenberg
In the last year alone he has worked on two Oscar nominated and winning films and has received an Academy Award after being nominated for Best Film Editing of Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. Samantha Booth talks to the award-winning William Goldenberg about his proudest editing achievements, 70s movie marathons and working with acclaimed directors Ben Afflect and Kathryn Bigelow.