I am a second-year student at the University of Leeds studying BA History of Art. Two years ago I completed my Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, and continue practical work in my spare time alongside my academic studies. I am looking for experience working for an organisation or institution that operates in a creative manner, whether that be a museum or a magazine. I am enthusiastic and friendly with a positive approach to all elements of working life.Locked Pro Plan feature
I have held this position at my University Union throughout my time at Leeds. Despite finding balancing academic work alongside this role, I find the challenging rewarding and something which will prepare me greatly for life after graduation. My creative side has also managed to flourish as we are prompted to offer our input on seasonal decorations or events ideas to promote the various outlets in the Union. Furthermore, I have met like-minded individuals who have become good friends and my communication skills have improved significantly.
I completed two weeks of work at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, working as a retail assistant in Court 1 shop (their largest official store). This involved providing a personal shopping experience for customers, working behind tills and ensuring stock levels remained high for the 14 days.
I worked behind the coffee counter and bar in the members clubhouse during the Queens Championships in Barons Court. The high pressure environment was challenging but nevertheless fundamental in developing invaluable skills for the future.
I spent a month teaching English at an orphanage in Cambodia. I lived with the children in a remote village during this time and was responsible for looking after them during the day before and after class.
I worked at the boutique cinema ‘Everyman’ in Walton, which combines watching films comfortably whilst eating and drinking. My role included a multitude of responsibilities, including working in the kitchen and behind bar, alongside ushering customers to their seats and greeting them upon entry, ensuring the company’s aim of excellent customer service was upheld.
I held a brief vacancy as a receptionist at my local vets, which was invaluable for improving my customer service skills and ability to communicate with customers throughout the day.
My time working for the extremely popular brand ‘Cath Kidston’ was challenging, but the most helpful in improving my understanding of how large companies cope day in day out. I was able to adapt useful skills regarding communicating with customers, whilst understanding their individual needs. My time at the store not only helped me digest the fast pace nature of retail, but also enabled me to improve my professional performance through punctuality and presentation.
I am currently in my second-year at the University of Leeds, studying History of Art.
I transferred to Cardinal Vaughan for my two years at sixth form level, I studied English Literature, Economics, Politics and Art. I was awarded an A in English Lit at AS level and continued the 3 other subjects to receive ABB. My time here was an entirely different and more challenging experience than my 5 years at Surbiton, but nonetheless it taught me a lot about myself and which environments I work best in.
I was at Surbiton High School for girls for all of my secondary years, I gained 4 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs at GCSE level. I was also involved in our schools production at the Rose Theatre where I performed as Fizzy in Bugsy Malone. Further, I was the captain of my hockey team and engaged in a charity organisation called Akenkan whereby we published our own book and distributed them to children in a school we sponsored in Ghana.
During this scheme we were required to produce a piece of writing once a week, therefore being organised and creative in your ideas was essential in order to succeed. I throughly enjoyed the challenge and gaining a glimmer of insight into the working life of a journalist.