Ellen White

Writer

Level
Junior
Location
St Andrews, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

About me

A recent Masters degree graduate of the University of St Andrews, I'm an experienced researcher, writer, public speaker and educator. I'm currently seeking engaging full-time work in the arts and heritage sectors. My blog, Booktrotting, explores literature through travel, connecting books with the world around us.

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Skills

  • Theatre
  • Digital Content
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Web Content
  • Age 18-25
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Copywriting
  • Research

Companies I’ve worked with

  • B

    Blackwells Bookshop

    • U

      University of St Andrews

      • W

        Waterstones

        • S

          St Andrews Students' Association

          Work history

          2019

          Sep 2019 - Oct 2019
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Assisting with general retail duties, shelving and assisting students with reading lists during the busy ‘Freshers’ period.

          2019

          Widening Access Intern

          University of St Andrews

          Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • In this position, I developed educational study materials for pupils studying National 5 and Higher English in schools where the English teaching provisions are strained as part of St Andrews’ Widening Access project First Chances.

          2017

          Bookseller

          Waterstones

          Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
          • Dundee, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • At Waterstones, I thoroughly enjoyed doing work that involved being surrounded by books, and learning more about how to sell, shelve, recommend books and stationery. I learned to use cataloguing software to take customer orders and was able to apply my academic knowledge and wider love of reading to recommend books to customers.

          2019

          Classroom Assistant

          Kumon UK

          Sep 2016 - Jun 2019
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I was responsible for setting up and packing away of class materials as well as helping pupils, aged 5-14, with their Maths and English classwork. Many of my other duties were administrative, including the recording of pupil progress and setting of homework.

          2016

          Sep 2015 - Nov 2016
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • I worked part-time behind the bar at the Student's Association preparing drinks, washing dishes and cleaning up the bar area.

          2019

          Student Ambassador

          University of St Andrews

          Sep 2014 - Aug 2019
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • This position primarily involved taking weekday campus tours and assisting with smooth-running of visiting days. As a senior ambassador I was trusted with additional responsibilities, such as taking V.I.P. tours during graduation week and representing the university at external recruitment events such as Higher Education Fairs. I also helped with the university’s widening access projects, meeting with people of a wide range of ages and backgrounds. My work included residential chaperoning and organisational assistance with summer schools and term-time activities, such as First Chances (P7- S6), Space School (P6) and Sutton Trust (S5). In 2017 and 2018 I led an educational session and activities on blogging and book reviewing with the P7 group, which has been well-received by both pupils and teachers.

          Education

          2019

          MLitt Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture

          University of St Andrews

          Sep 2018 - Dec 2019
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
          • Distinction.

          2018

          MA (Hons) Classical Studies and English

          University of St Andrews

          Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
          • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
          • First Class

          Awards

          2018

          2018

          • Awarded for contributions to learning and teaching at the university for my work in the position of school president of English.

          2018

          Dean's List Award

          University of St Andrews

          • Awarded for a First class grade average for academic year.