|Location:||United Kingdom, Cambridge|
|Birthday:||Oct 4 1991|
2010-14 University of Leeds, BA (Hons) English Literature and Language.
In September 2013 I will be returning to Leeds to finish my degree. In second year I achieved a high 2:1 and maintain realistic expectations to achieve either a first or high 2:1 in final year.
2013 Ca Foscari University of Venice
Currently studying English literature at Ca Foscari, University of Venice for a year through the ERASMUS scheme, the term ends in June. I am also undertaking an intensive Italian language course alongside my other studies.
2003-10 Saffron Walden County High School
3 A levels: English Literature (A*), Psychology (A*), Business (A), French AS
12 GCSE: 2 A*, 4 A, 4B, 2C – including English, Maths, Science
Summer Vacation 2011,12 –present,
Harvest Lab Assistant, Camgrain
Camgrain is a cereal and grain storage Co-operative that tests, cleans and processes incoming arable produce before distributing it to the client for the farmer.
Tasks included: handling the contracts for delivery to major clients, proficiently testing for mycotoxins to ensure that the crops were within safe pesticide margins, this involved complex equipment and technology. I maintained a database of incoming product and its placement, compiling a correct classification of produce in terms of ownership and quality. The position involved working in a team of 20 people on a daily basis in a high intensity environment with a demanding work schedule; 12hr shifts for 6 days per week, often exceeding a 72hr working week. Through this experience I have been able to demonstrate an eye for detail, the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. I was given the responsibility of training and organising others in my second summer of employment.
2007 – 2011 Party Leader, Tumbledowns Children’s playcentre
Tumbledowns is a children’s indoor soft playcentre with an adjoining café that provides entertainment and hosting for children’s birthday parties.
Tasks included: Responsible for booking and hosting children’s birthday parties, frequently worked in the café space, preparing or serving food and drink. I gained a wide variety of experience in this position particularly in satisfying demanding customers of all ages. I joined the centre shortly after it first opened, so I was often in charge of training and supervising new staff. I was frequently entrusted to cash-up the tills and shut down the premises, demonstrating my trustworthiness. I am trained and competent in food hygiene and first aid specific to young children, was awarded ‘employee of the month’ several times.
July 2010/ June 2011
Waitressing/hospitality staff, Branham Horse Trials/ Newmarket Racecourse,
I waitressed for large scale formal dinners, race nights and corporate hospitality events. Through this role I gained experience in a field that was totally new I therefore had to learn the ropes very quickly. Also, it improved my capacity to work in a, fast-paced environment in which the delivery of a high standard of customer service was critical.
Work Experience, Trinamite Productions (film production company), London
During a four-week college experience placement, I constructed promotional databases for various film festivals, including Sheffield Doc Festival where the company’s film won an award. Working within a small team, I was responsible for raising awareness prior to the premiere of the film, this improved and consolidated my communication and organisational skills as I had to speak to, persuade and inform potential clients, including the head of BBC HD. We also read the scripts that had been sent to the film company and were about to begin production.
- Member of Leeds University English Society, Leeds Student Newspaper and Radio.
- Writer for the Leeds Student Newspaper and LS2 magazine: I have written articles for the Fashion section, reviews for the Arts section; including film, art exhibitions and books. My articles have appeared in both the newspaper itself and in the online content. I intend to apply for the Arts Editor position when I return to Leeds.
- Co-presented the Leeds Student Radio Arts show on multiple occasions, I have given reviews on plays and presented the Arts news.
Additional Skills and Qualifications:
- Full clean driving licence
- Proficient in the use of IT, particularly MS Word, PowerPoint and social media sites such as Twitter.
- Conversational French and Italian
- Essex finalist for ‘Young Enterprise’ in 2008
- National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth Member, 2007-09