Orlaith O'Byrne

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I would like to explore opportunities in the creative industries as well as use the analytical and technical skills I developed during my physics degree. I am a highly analytical and creative thinker with a keen interest in visual arts and culture. In particular I have explored my own creative projects in film, photography, documentary, radio and events production. I am naturally inquisitive, and took the opportunity to deepen my understanding of our society, history and philosophy through optional modules during my technical training as a physicist. I am open to all kinds of work and would love to collaborate on photography/film projects whilst I look for my next full-time opportunity.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Data Analysis
  • Environment
  • Photoshop
  • Public Speaking
  • Digital Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Office all Rounder
  • Film Screening
  • Photography
  • Events Production

Work history

2016

Student Producer

The Whitworth

Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Manchester, UK
  • Freelance
  • - Produced several events attended by over 1000 students - Generated ideas for performances, talks and workshops that were later used in events - Led a print making workshop in our final event of the university year 2016 - Helped it to achieve the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2015 -Participated in the gallery re-opening weekend as an exhibition invigilator

2015

Customer Service Advisor

John Lewis Partnership

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Manchester, UK
  • Full Time
  • - Took up to 60 customer calls a day and acted as a first port of call for resolving customer complaints - Took initiative to further my own knowledge of technical specifications and selling points of technology products in order to sell to customers - Developed customer-focused interpersonal skills - Embraced the faced-paced call system, adapting well to solving new problems daily - Consistently exceeded targets for efficiency and performed at the top of my team - Navigated several screens and IT tools whilst on calls with customers and often communicated with several different teams via telephone

2015

Chair of Open Media Society

University of Manchester Students’ Union

Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
  • Manchester, UK
  • Freelance
  • - Programmed and produced fortnightly documentary screening and discussion events with our biggest screening having around 300 attendees followed by a talk by the film producer - Collaborated with fellow students and societies, members of local organisations, and directors and producers to screen films and arrange talks on the topics of documentaries - Effectively managed team of 5 committee members in their duties - Produced promotional literature for both direct marketing and online via social media - Mediated discussions on diverse range of subjects world issues - Rebranded the society by createing new logo and using social media for digital marketing

2014

Bar Assistant

Barcode Recruitment

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Manchester, UK
  • Freelance
  • - Served drinks quickly and efficiently in high-pressure festival environment

2014

Writer

The Mancunion

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Manchester, UK
  • Freelance
  • Wrote articles for the music section of the student newspaper, The Mancunion. Pieces included album reviews, live performance reviews and interviews.

2012

Team Leader

The Springboard Project

Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • - Managed a team of volunteers and young people with disabilities at weekly recreational activities alongside the activity coordinator - Worked to empower the young people to build up their life skills and confidence. Adapted to the changing needs of each young person - Offered the paid position of Team Leader just 8 months after beginning as a volunteer - Motivated positive relationships between volunteers and the young people themselves and maintaining a positive and energetic attitude that allowed everyone to enjoy themselves.

Education

2016

Sc(hons) BPhysics

University of Manchester

Sep 2012 - Jul 2016
  • Manchester, UK
  • Transferable skills: - Excellent written and verbal communication of complex ideas - Confident with numbers and analysing data - Present data graphically using IT tools such as MATLAB and MS Excel. - Formulate, investigate and solve complex problems using mathematical tools - Highly proficient in Windows Office and have programming experience in MATLAB and beginners C++ Optional modules include: - Science and humanities: Bridging the two cultures - Science and the Modern World - Science fiction and film - The nuclear age: Hiroshima to nuclear terrorism Achievements: - Final year dissertation and presentation on sodium cardiac magnetic resonant imaging - 78% - Final year project on artistic responses to the nuclear threat in the 1960s - 70% - Final year lab projects including mass spectroscopy and holography - 70%

2012

A Level, AS Level

St. Philomena’s School

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012
  • London, UK

2010

Gcses

St. Philomena’s School

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
  • London, UK
  • 11 A*, 1 A Including Maths, English, Art, Music, IT

Awards

2016

VoluntHero Award

University of Manchester

  • Nominated as a member of the Student Producer team as part of the University of Manchester