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Laura Harwood

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Work history


Academic Support Worker

Private Employer

Feb 2015
  • Duties include: assisting disabled King’s College PhD student in research; typing of documents, proofreading, referencing; administration tasks (preparing emails and letters, making phone calls.) Recently published as co-author in the Journal Advances in Autism.


Waitress & Gallery Assistant

Candid Arts Trust

Mar 2016 - Aug 2015
  • Provided excellent customer service in café and at private views. Organized open-mic nights to raise money for the charity which supports and promotes newly graduated/emerging artists. Assisted exhibition set-up in downstairs galleries.


Retail Assistant

The Only Place for Pictures

Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Duties included: Providing excellent customer service and advice on suitable bespoke framing options within a busy fast-paced environment. Negotiating costs. Curating shop displays. Maintaining neat and accurate records of framing orders, collections, and deliveries. Overseeing careful storage and packing of artworks.


Consultancy & Development Internship


Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Secretarial Internship in Market Research at New Delhi Startup company as part of the government funded UKIERI scheme (UK-India Education and Research Initiative). Independently undertook market research for a start-up company wishing to launch a new café chain based on English cuisine. Duties Included: note taking, sending emails, conducting surveys, analysing data, presenting and discussing data using PowerPoint, organising meetings, arranging transport.


Gallery Assistant

Estorick Collection of Italian Modern Art

Apr 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Duties included: promoting membership sign-ups/renewals and maintaining database of these; assisting at child education workshops and a ten-week drawing programme for dementia patients; providing visitor information about art work; maintaining security; ticket sales for admissions and bookshop; invigilation of gallery space, waitressing at private views; checking and recording gallery conditions (e.g. humidity and light).



BA Art History

Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
  • First Class Honours


Art History

University of British Columbia

Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • International Exchange


Art History, Architectural History and English Literature

The University of Edinburgh

Aug 2011 - May 2013
  • two years undergraduate study


Diploma in Art and Design

Central Saint Martins

Aug 2010 - Apr 2011
  • Merit, specialising in sculpture


39/45 Points

Taunton School

Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
  • International Baccalaureate