Whilst a student, Catherine helped lead the University of Edinburgh’s Poetry Team from 2016. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 they were the winners of the national competition UniSlam.
In 2016 they went on to compete at C.U.P.S.I. in Austin, Texas as the first international team where they won the “Spirit of the Slam” Award. They also won the Hammer & Tongue National Team Slam Championships at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017.