Eyewitness reporting of Manchester Arena attack

After a break from work for almost nine months for maternity leave, I started back at my job at the university last week, the day after the suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena.

Several of our students had been at the gig and one wrote a brave, articulate and emotional account of the immediate aftermath of the attack for the Northern Quota, the MMU student journalism website, which was then picked up by the Manchester Evening News.

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You can read the account here:

http://thenorthernquota.org/news/there-were-kids-screaming-ive-lost-my-mummy-man-met-journalism-student-caught-manchester-arena

She was then interviewed on Sky News and for a magazine, and did a brilliantly professional job in very difficult circumstances.