John-Paul is a third year BA (Hons) Journalism student at the University of Lincoln, specialising in Radio and Print.

Since the start of his studies, John-Paul has been an active and engaged member of the University community.

Within the first month, John-Paul was elected Level One Course Representative on the BA (Hons) Journalism programme by fellow students and became an ambassador for the programme at Open Days and Applicant Days, talking and working with prospective students and their parents about the programme, the University and the city.

Since then, John-Paul was elected in 2014 as the School of Journalism (later School of English and Journalism) Representative for the 2014/15 academic year in the University of Lincoln Students’ Union where he represented students across eight undergraduate and many more postgraduate programmes through different projects and activities which actively promoted the student voice.

John-Paul is now the College of Arts Officer for the 2015/16 academic year in the Students’ Union where he will guide and support five School Reps, represent just under 3,900 students in the college on committees and in the wider University community as well as work on projects to improve the student experience.

Alongside his studies as well, John-Paul is currently taking part in the University’s Staff Student Insight Scheme which sees him partnered with the Director of the Educational Development and Enhancement Unit (EDEU). This opportunity will give him insight into the work of EDEU and how it is run but also to give a student perspective on the unit’s work.

John-Paul is also the Online and Technical Manager at Siren FM, Lincoln’s first community radio station and has undertaken a placement at BBC Radio Lincolnshire as a Broadcast Assistant.

Journalism including radio and print

Siren FM
Presenter/Producer/Technical Assistant

March 2014 - Present

I help produce Siren's live outside broadcasts and managing the technical side of the station including the website. Formerly, I co-presented on the Monday breakfast show and the Tuesday Drivetime show.

Interview about St Barnabas Christmas Tree collection

Interview with the Mayor of Lincoln

Interview about volunteering

Article 4 Wrap

Siren News Volunteer reporter & news/sport reader

October 2013 - Present

As a volunteer news reporter, my job is to find stories to cover in our 5.45pm bulletin, source and perform interviews, write cues and copy, edit together clips and packages.

I also occasionally present the news or sport live during the bulletin.

Siren News - Sports News - 06/02/2014

CityVibe 13/12/2013 - Homeless Christmas package

University staff strike

Federated newspaper Reporter & Editor

September 2010-November 2012

Small local newspaper written by students in my local area. Writing articles, interviewing, editing in Adobe InDesign.

Click here to read my Federated articles

Magnate Magazine Digital and Culture Writer

June 2012-August 2012

I wrote about technology (including startups, covering events and announcements), culture and entertainment (including TV shows and reviewing events such as music concerts).

Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto Tour 10th June 2012

Review: The Voice UK - The First Series 3rd June 2012

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PostDesk Writer

December 2011-June 2012

I wrote large opinion and feature pieces for PostDesk on a variety of topics including technology, media and politics.

Exclusive: Ofsted are heavily favouring academies and 'free schools' in inspections, claim teachers 24th April 2012

Why teenagers and children should be banned from using smartphones like the BlackBerry or iPhone 29th December 2011

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Updates and comment from John-Paul Dickie

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Legal Minds: Alan Hardwick - Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
University of Lincoln Law Society

January 2016

Post guest lecture interview with Alan Hardwick, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, who shared his thoughts on legal education, careers in law and the role of the law following his guest lecture as part of the University of Lincoln Law Society's Legal Minds series. My role was to interview, film and edit the video for the society.

Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir and Chapel-en-le-Firth Male Voice Choir joint concert

June 2015

I was asked to film a join concert of two male voice choirs in Lincoln with multiple camera angles at the start, edit and publish the video with graphics.

Lincoln Choral Society Summer Concert

June 2015

For the 2015 summer concert for the Lincoln Choral Society, they want it to be recorded for use around the choir and other uses too.

Lord Victor Adebowale's #onefreeminute
University of Lincoln

June 2015

On behalf of the University of Lincoln's Communications, Development and Marketing department, I recorded Lord Victor Adebowale's (Chancellor of the University) "what freedom means to you" clip for the #onefreeminute campaign.

Lord Adebowale takes over the Siren 107.3 airwaves
Siren FM

June 2015

Award-winning comedian, Reginald D Hunter, one of the UK’s most distinguished barristers, Baroness Helena Kennedy and Broadcaster & Visiting Professor, Angela Rippon join the Chancellor of The University of Lincoln, Lord Victor Adebowale as he takes over the Siren FM airwaves on Friday 5th June 2015. Produced by Andrew Wilson-David and Ed Wellman. Filmed and edited by John-Paul Dickie. With thanks to the University of Lincoln's Communications, Development and Marketing department.


Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir and Chapel-en-le-Firth Male Voice Choir joint concert

June 2015