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El Afzal

Venue Operations Manager (Student Staff)Manchester, United Kingdom
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El Afzal
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El Afzal

Venue Operations Manager (Student Staff)Manchester, United Kingdom
About me
I am an award winning student who is currently in the final year of my BA (hons) Event Management Degree, at Manchester Metropolitan University. Alongside my university studies - I am working in a mid-level management role as a Venue Operations Manger at the Manchester Academy Music Venues, and also an Event and Social Media for RAH! (Research in Arts and Humanities at Man Met). I have a varied CV covering: community engagement, sales and presentation; events management in sports and also operational experience across music venues and events across the UK.
Projects
  • Try-Uni Cup 2019
    Try-Uni Cup 2019As part of my Level 5 unit, Event Projects, I created and managed a live event on behalf of a community client. Working in a team with 3 other students, we created a brand new concept for Sale Sharks Rugby club to entice local university students to experience Rugby. I came up with the concept of the Try-Uni Cup, a varsity style competition between local university students attending our event. We offered student-only deals, transport to and from universities as well as food deals at the AJ Be
  • Gothic Manchester Fashion Show (RAH! Event)
    Gothic Manchester Fashion Show (RAH! Event)
Work history
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    Venue Operations Manager (Student Staff)Academy Music Group
    Manchester M15 6AZ, UKFreelance
    Working in a student staff role, I am helping manage the venue operations and staff within the 5 venues under the Manchester Academy roof. My job requires me to look after financial elements such as advances, riders and settlements; as well as hiring, monitoring and assisting bar and security managers as well as the overall experience and wellbeing of the attendees.
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    Event & Social Media AssistantManchester Metropolitan University
    All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester M15 6BH, UKInternship
    Assisting with the Events run by the Research in Arts and Humanities from across Manchester metropolitan University. This includes setting up, carrying out the events, and packing down - on behalf of our partner event hosts and our internal hosts. Also, collaborating with the Social media manager and overall Manager about approaches, themes, potential future events and strategies for long term and short term approaches. My role also includes to be promoting, scheduling and encouraging conversation about our events through social media using Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Instagram and Hoot suite. Past events I have worked on in the role: Setup and pack down + Signing in Desk - 1918 Lecture on the aftermath of World War 1 and the social issues Art Technician - MGAG Art exhibition set up 27th October Setup and pack down + Signing in and reception - The Gothic Conference 28th October Book Launch (and reception drinks at the Gothic Conference) Backstage Manager - Gothic Fashion Show 29th October Setup and pack down + Signing in and reception - Sara Ahmed and Everyday Feminisms 16th November
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Skills
  • Social Media Management
  • CRM Data
  • Community Engagement
  • Creative Facilitator
  • Presenter
  • Collaboration
  • Creative Leadership
  • Event Management
  • Sports Events
  • Creative Conceptualisation
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Events ManagementManchester Metropolitan University
    All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester M15 6BH, UK
    Currently studying for my Event Management Bachelor Degree Modules currently studying: Business Management Event Industry and Special Events Event Operations Legal Implications of an Event Manager Assignments so far: Event proposal for a product launch (Event Operations) Trade profit loss account, balance sheet and Cash budgets (Business Managment) Creative event pitch for a client brief (Event Industry and Special Events) Risk Assessment and portfolio for Platt Fields Bonfire (Legal Implications)
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    Level 2 NVQ Sales and TelesalesThe Manchester College
     - 42 Chorlton St, Manchester M1 3HW, UK
    Beginning my work for NCS The Challenge - I undertook a qualification as an 'apprentice' studying Sales and Telesales NVQ Diploma. I learnt a lot about the world of business, marketing, strategy and communication techniques as well as HR services eg. employment laws, discrimination acts and Health and Safety.
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Awards
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    Volunteer of the YearRochdale Council
    Winning the 'Volunteer of the Year' award for the last 2 years of volunteering across Sports and Arts in the community, at the Rochdale Borough Sports and Culture awards in October 2019.
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    Shortlisted for the Spirit of Manchester AwardsSpirit of Manchester
    Nominated and Shortlisted to a top 3 for 'Volunteer of the Year' at the Spirit of Manchester Awards, 2019.
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