Following another of my exclusive investigations at university newspaper Forge Press, I was approached by HuffPost UK to work on an investigative news piece on Sheffield University senior lecturer Piers Robinson. I provided additional reporting through interviews with several students, contacting and developing a rapport over the story with Sheffield University’s press office, and contacting Piers himself for a right to reply.
My reporting for the university newspaper, receiving thousands of page views and hundreds of shares, combined with months of investigative work by HuffPost UK led to this academic ‘leaving’ his post two weeks after my report.
It was featured on HuffPost UK’s main Facebook and Twitter accounts, with millions of followers.
- Our report at HuffPost UK on Piers Robinson’s departure, shared widely on Twitter
- See my detailed report on Robinson’s exit from the university with reaction from students for Forge Press
- See my original investigation two weeks prior to his resignation