Valefest is Europe’s largest student-run festival for which all profits are donated to charity 2016/7 Head of Promo Events Co-ordinated promotional events throughout the year leading up to the festival to both to remind old students of the festival and introduce it to new students Liased with acts, venue and the rest of the committee to organise the events such as Valejest and Valejam Member of the general marketing team, promoted the festival through flyering, putting up posters and learnt how to use social media as an organisation and not as an individual 2015/6 Head of Decorations Directed a team of students to build and create new decorations for the 2016 festival (sold out with 4500 attendees) Managed the decorations budget effectively by taking into account the unique constraints of charitable organisation at all times Kept up sustainability standards by reusing and repurposing old decorations
A member of GuildTV, the student TV station at UoB. Key skills gained include how to use a camera and how to edit videos with Adobe Premiere Pro. Previous projects include ‘Battle of the Bands’ (published on The Independent’s website), 'Behind the Curtain' (about student plays) and UoB’s segment on ‘Fresher’s TV’ (the yearly NaSTA livestream).
Different tasks according to the needs of the theatre, previously have enjoyed fundraising by selling raffle tickets and constructing props for plays.
Waitress at events, worked flexibly facing customers until securing job at London Wonderground.
Part of bar staff throughout the summer on the London Southbank, provided exceptional customer service under high pressure situations and worked in a team to consistently maintain this through expertise of products, sound judgement and applying new ideas to streamline organisation.
Work experience for a week in 2012, translated old archives and appeared as a guest on their travel radio segment, speaking in both Chinese and English.
Work experience for a week in 2012, greeted visitors and answered their queries, assisted with electronic archiving of documents. Managed the museum gift shop.
Creative Writing Editor for ‘The Quad’, my secondary school newspaper. I wrote and edited articles, and went on advertising runs to local shops to secure advertisements. I also helped to promote and sell the paper.
Volunteered once a week from 2009-2012, responsibilities included helping customers on the shop floor and using the cash register, stock management and general maintenance of the store.
Graduating July 2017 First Year 2:1 average Second Year 2:1 average (highest mark 72) Modules include Introduction to Art History I & II, The Birth of English Theatre, Songs and Sonnets, Modernism, Decadence…
A Levels Chinese, Maths, English, History AABB AS Chemistry, Critical Thinking BB Free Standing Maths Qualification B
GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, DT, Latin, History, Chinese and French, IGCSE English Literature, English Language and Maths
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