Becky Powell

English Graduate

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  • LocationManchester, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityCurrently available for full time, freelance and internship jobs.

Skills

 

  • Comunication
  • Community Projects
  • Corporate Events
  • Student Engagement
  • Activity Organisation

Work history

2015

Project Manager

Student Volunteering Cardiff

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Cardiff, UK
  • Full Time
  • Team Leader, who built strong relationships with the local community and engaged students to solve issues within Cardiff. Effectively managed a team of volunteers to make my project a success - I marketed the project, recruited actively, raised funds and achieved record results in student progression. Whilst communicating with the community and students to direct projects, I learnt to manage difficult situations through tactful negotiation and empathy

2014

Event Planner

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Nantwich CW5, UK
  • Full Time
  • Worked as part of the event team for Nantwich Food and Drink Festival. Responsible for producing new events for the annual festival such as the ‘Potato Bowling Championships’ and cake decorating workshops. Engaged with the local community and suppliers to direct events. Delegated tasks to a team of volunteers.

2014

Project Management

Nantwich Library

Jun 2012 - Sep 2014
  • Nantwich CW5, UK
  • Internship
  • Volunteered as a Reading Activist for the Summer Reading Challenge, representing a nationwide reading scheme. Progressed to Lead Volunteer, thus managing the project and a team of volunteers. Assisted in the main library with shelving, issue and return of books, data-basing and locating books. (Summer 2012, Summer 2014)

2009

Event Planner

Cohesion Ltd

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Internship
  • Work experience role. Headhunted and researched talent in the corporate comedy sector. Mediated with clients, created press portfolios and pitched the business at networking events. Sought new talent at the Edinburgh Festival. Involved in planning a charity ball for the Brain Tumour Trust

Education

2015

BA English

Cardiff University

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Cardiff, UK
  • Graduated with a 2.1 in English Literature from a Russell Group University. Research driven modules, but also concentrated on critical theory of texts, close analysis, and literary history. Developed and strengthened my essay writing skills, communication, referencing and resourcing.

2012

A Levels

Brine Leas Sixth Form

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
  • Nantwich CW5, UK
  • Grades A, B, C in English Literature, Biology and Philosophy

Awards

2015

Millennium Volunteer Award

Cardiff University

  • Committing over 200 hours of service to being a Project Coordinator for Student Volunteering Cardiff