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22, Oxford grad now studying an MA in History of Art. Budding journalist, writer and creative thinker, who aspires to work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment. I have recently discovered my voice through writing and hope to pursue this at a professional level. I am an experienced researcher, academic and online writer, producing content from press releases and news bulletins to longer articles for printed publications. I am also an independent illustrator and self taught artist with an acute awareness for design. I have previously worked with design agencies on creating visual concepts and occupied Chair of my college's Arts Committee whilst studying my undergraduate. I am looking for both experience in writing, editing, research and presenting and full time jobs. I have time in between now and graduation to gain experience in these areas and come September I hope to enter full time employment.
I am currently working at the Bankside Gallery on an ad hoc basis, at reception and exhibition events whilst studying for my Masters degree at The Courtauld Institute. I hope to gain an understanding of how galleries function behind the scenes by committing to working on different events and in the process improving my ability to sell and communicate art works to the public.
Worked closely with Communications Officer on college publications and independently produced news items on a daily basis for online and printed content. - Responsible for editing The Univ Record, an annual publication. - Produced articles for The Martlet, the college magazine, including a four A4 spread. - Edited and added content to webpage - Communicated with Old Members and college alumni for latest fellows’ news which I published on the webpage and on social media feeds - Other tasks included editing videos and participating in filming for online content, along with database research and proof reading versions of The Martlet, our college magazine. - Trained in Raiser's Edge and Drupal.
Elected as Chair of college Arts society dedicated to promoting the Arts in and around Univ. - In this role I organised events for the college Arts Week with a small team of students, such as drama workshops, life drawing sessions, concerts, tours of the Ashmolean and a professionally-judged exhibition. - In this capacity I also sat as a student on the design board for the college magazine and acted as a student representative and voice on this occasion, playing a part in selecting design companies and aesthetics. - I communicated with members of the Ashmolean museum's Education Outreach Program to set up tours of the collection and exclusive object handling sessions and was able to build relationships with professional artists who came to judge an exhibition we put on in college. Creator of Arts Committee Facebook Group.
I volunteered at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History for a couple of family-orientated events, working with children and families on workshops within the Pitt Rivers and outside the vicinity of the museum.
fter working with The Communication Group in London I moved onto gaining PR experience with Storm Comms, where I worked with a small team of PR experts. - Predominantly responsible for compiling and updating databases on Storm's clients and for maintaining contact with bloggers. - I was able to participate in meetings where we brainstormed design concepts for events and offered my opinion on this creative process. - Required to meet clients personally and to collect products. Here I learnt how to use Gorkana and refined my competency in excel.
Intensive week as a PR and Communications intern for The Communication Group plc. - Tasks included writing up press releases, working on reception, making calls to clients and organising events with luxury companies. - I learnt how to work independently within a fast-paced environment, writing around six press releases a day in addition to other eclectic tasks, such as web research and editing presentations.
A Level - A*A*A* A - English Literature, History, Art and Critical Thinking 100% (full marks) in both English Literature and Art, 97% in History exam. AS - AAAAC History, English Literature (100%), Art, Critical Thinking, German AQA Baccalaureate - Distinction (98%)
MA in History of Art (October-present)
BA Hons (Upper 2.1)
Awarded to students who are accepted at Oxford University from New College, for outstanding academic achievement.