Abbie was born in Brighton and has always had a keen interest in the Arts. Graduating from Winchester University in 2001 with a degree in Drama, Theatre and Television (and an overdraft!) Abbie learned as much from the non-academic activities. A member of The Voice radio team and resident DJ at the Student Union, Abbie also took part in community video and theatre education projects. Abbie has reported on the Brighton Festival for Juice FM and has kept skills up to date on a Southern Arts radio course, ‘Earshot’. On Friday nights Abbie can be found behind the decks at The Joint, one of Brighton’s clubs. Since starting at Bournemouth Abbie has had the opportunity to interview Radio One’s Trevor Nelson and work with the Radio One team.