Issy Cooke

MA Culture, Policy and Management student

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

  • MA Culture, Policy and Management student

Skills

  • Leadership
  • Campaigning
  • Building Relationships
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Secret Productions

    Secret Productions

    • Events

Work history

2017

Assistant

City, University of London

Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - I worked directly under the Professional Mentoring leader and coordinator to support them in all aspects of the scheme in the run up to the launch of first wave, in which 200 mentor/mentees are introduced. - I led on the interviews for the perspective mentees, ensuring that I gained insight into the students to aspirations and needs in a way that could easily be relayed to the Professional Mentoring leader during the matching process, within a short 15 minute interview. - I had a key role in recruitment, using existing contacts across the institution to make sure the scheme was widely promoted, did lecture shout outs, attended careers events and coordinated volunteers and ambassadors. - Support the team in coordinating mentor and mentee training and the November introduction evening. - Keep in regular communication with new and existing mentors to keep them up to date with the progress of the 2016/2017 scheme.

2016

President

City, University of London Students' Union

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • City Students’ Union is a charity with a £680,000 turnover whose charitable aims are the enhancement of education at City, represent and campaign on behalf of the 17,000 student members and develop the student community through activities and events. Duties - I provided leadership and direction in the research and development of the first strategic plan at CULSU for at least 3 years, setting the vision and values of the organisation. - Proposed and secured investment for the redevelopment of our brand identity. Contributed to the implementation to ensure that reflects our mission and our members. - I provided leadership, direction and motivation of the Union’s executive, ensuring that we work as an effective team. - Developed relationships with key stakeholders including students, University senior management, Students’ Union governing board - Led on a market research initiative to understand the values, aspirations and challenges of our students, ensuring effective research and analysis to guide the strategic direction and growth of the Union. Achievements - City Students’ Union won the competitive NUS Campaign of the Year for a campaign I led to reintroduce Friday Prayer on campus. Five were shortlisted against over 600 campaign led Students’ Unions. - Won three elections by a significant margin. President 15/16: 1013 votes against 575, Vice President Education 14/15: 920 votes against two candidates with 444 and 393, Women's officer: 103 votes against 20 votes 16/17 (part time position). - I achieved a response rate over target for our survey of 10% of the student population, achieving 16.4% . - Secured £20,000 investment for a radio recording studio for our student media team. - Secured prime space for CULSU as part of the University estate redevelopment, which will see the organisation be in the heart of the campus with significantly more footfall. - Secured £15,000 investment from Santander for a student leadership project.

2015

Vice President Education

City, University of London Students' Union

Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - To be the lead officer on educational policy development, ensuring students get the highest academic quality of, for instance, learning and teaching, feedback and assessment. - To attend all Boards of Studies and Student Experience Committees. - To be the lead officer supporting SRO committee work in Schools. - To report to academic/educational committees such as the Education Committee and Senate. - To gain feedback through various channels on all academic matters. To be the lead officer for liaison on academic projects such as the survey framework and academic quality matters. - To oversee the programme representatives network, ensuring that arrangements are made to recruit and develop reps, hold a network representation day and ensure measures are in places to reward and recognize all student reps. - Liaise regularly with University staff at all levels, other Union Officers at City and nationally, NUS Officers and students. - Be the Full Time Officer link for part time officers on Education matters, and for Programme Representatives Achievements: - I increased Student Voice Award nominations from 260 to 513. - Lobbied University to change timetabling policy to give Wednesday afternoons free for students to can take part in sports and extra-curricular activities.

2013

Assistant Producer

Pirate Radio Party

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Assisting with direct marketing initiatives and promotional activities, distributing materials to the target audience. • Ensuring adequate staffs are available for the event. • Maintaining an inventory of facility and equipment use. • Artist liaison; collecting backline information, organising sound checks.

2012

Assistant Producer

FuturePerfect Festival

Aug 2012 - Aug 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Created volunteer schedule. Organised twenty five volunteers and delegated them tasks over the four day festival. • Supported the production manager organising the facilities such as waste management. • Staged managed main stage. • Liaise with sound technicians.

2015

Stage Manager

Secret Productions

May 2012 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Managed teams such as two assistant stage managers, two artist liaisons and 14 volunteers, delegating tasks, ensuring their welfare and maintaining productivity for the duration of the festivals. - Liaise and negotiate with acts to ascertain their precise requirements and facilitating their needs. - I was the central channel of communication between technicians, artist liaisons, volunteers and the central site management. Being able to clearly articulate information via radio or in person to be time efficient and organised. - Making sure everyone involved is having an enjoyable experience and would be happy and willing to return to perform, volunteering or work at the stage. - I was able to problem solve quickly and effectively to make sure we stayed to timings and presented a smooth operation to the audience and performers.

Education

Currently

Culture Policy and Management

City, University of London

Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • The Culture, Policy and Management MA is for graduates who want to start or develop their career in cultural policy, arts management, and the creative economy. City's Culture, Policy and Management MA graduates find employment across all sub-sectors and occupational areas of the creative and cultural sector (UK and international), from orchestras to the art market, from film to event management, museums, fashion or consultancy; and from marketing to policy, management, outreach/education, production or fundraising.

2014

Culture and Creative Industries

City University London

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

2017

Noble Order of the Carrot (Silver)

City Students' Union Grand Council

  • Awarded by City University Students' Union for outstanding service to students.

2016

NUS Campaign of the Year

National Union of Students

  • - City Students’ Union won the competitive NUS Campaign of the Year for a campaign I led to reintroduce Friday Prayer on campus. Five were shortlisted against over 600 campaign led Students’ Unions.