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Ellen White

WriterSt Andrews, United Kingdom
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Ellen White

WriterSt Andrews, United Kingdom
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.
Projects
  • Booktrotting
    BooktrottingBooktrotting is my current blog. Booktrotting explores the connections between our real world and the literary world. I travel around, learning about books and their authors, looking for places with bookish connections. I also use the blog for book reviews and recommendations. booktrotting.wordpress.com
  • GirlAboutCampus
    GirlAboutCampusGirlAboutCampus was my blog throughout university. I used it to document my life, post playlists, book recommendations, university advice and travel tips.
  • Gagarin Way by Gregory Burke
    Gagarin Way by Gregory BurkeGAGARIN WAY by Gregory Burke Gagarin Way is a ridiculous, politically charged and intrinsically thoughtful dark comedy. Set in a deserted Fife factory, downtrodden and depressed workers with grand visions of a Communist revolution plot the overthrow of their corporate overlords; their plan works almost perfectly, until one catastrophic mistake threatens to bring their whole scheme, and everything they once held to be true, crashing down.
  • Charlie Sinclair
    Charlie SinclairCHARLIE SINCLAIR by Adam Spencer Charlie Sinclair is a student-written play by St Andrews student Adam Spencer. It follows the life of would-be novelist Charlie and what happens when a strange woman climbs through his bedroom window. March 3rd and 4th 7:30pm 2017 at the Barron Theatre, North Street, St Andrews
  • Shakespeare Syndrome @ The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    Shakespeare Syndrome @ The Edinburgh Festival FringeI was publicity and media manager for Shakespeare Syndrome at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The play was funded by Mermaids: University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund and enjoyed a great deal of success at this year's festival, even selling out on a number of occasions. As co-publicity manager it was my responsibility to contact media and broadcasting networks and maintain the show's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr). The play had wide-reaching publicity, enj
  • Contaminated
    ContaminatedContaminated is an original play by Emma Hallewell. It went up at the Barron Theatre, St Andrews in February 2016 and was produced by myself and Lara Tillotson. The play dealt with contemporary themes such as drug abuse, mental health and grief. It was met with a 4-star review from the University of St Andrews' student newspaper, The Saint. I also acted in this play after an actor was unavailable last-minute due to a family bereavement.
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Work history
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    BooksellerBlackwells Bookshop
     - Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United KingdomFreelance
    Assisting with general retail duties, shelving and assisting students with reading lists during the busy ‘Freshers’ period.
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    Widening Access InternUniversity of St Andrews
     - Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United KingdomInternship
    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.
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Skills
  • Theatre
  • Digital Content
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Web Content
  • Age 18-25
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Copywriting
  • Research
Education
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    MLitt Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary CultureUniversity of St Andrews
     - Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
    Distinction.
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    MA (Hons) Classical Studies and EnglishUniversity of St Andrews
     - Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
    First Class
Awards
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    Honorary Life MembershipUniversity of St Andrews Students' Associa
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    Proctor's AwardUniversity of St Andrews
    Awarded for contributions to learning and teaching at the university for my work in the position of school president of English.
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