Yiota Liopetriti

Graduate, MSc Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management


About me

Born and raised in Larnaca, Cyprus. After graduating high school, I went on to complete a bachelor degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Cyprus (2010/14). During my studies I went on an Erasmus exchange in Krakow, Poland, where I lived for six months. Following the completion of my undergraduate studies, I moved to Brussels, Belgium, where I worked at the European Office of Cyprus as a communications trainee for one year (2014/15). After the end of my work experience, I decided to pursue a master's in Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management at the Edinburgh Napier University, which I successfully completed in August 2016. Since 2010, I am actively engaged in youth and volunteer work in various different subjects. I proudly represented Cyprus during the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in 2015, as well as various other youth forums and projects in Europe. During the last year I also volunteered in various art and culture events, as well as art projects.


  • Art Exhibition
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural And Art Management
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Experience Design
  • Destination Branding
  • Exhibition Interpretation
  • Exhibition Design
  • Reserach

Work history


Exhibitions Assistant

Scottish Women's Aid

Apr 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Internship
  • Critically selecting appropriate print material from the Scottish Women’s Aid and Glasgow Women’s Library archive to be included in the exhibition.  Selection of oral history recording material from interviews conducted with key women who were involved with the gender equality movement in Scotland during the 1970’s until now.  Development of skills on exhibition design and heritage interpretation.


Web & Social Media Assistant

SYN Festival Edinburgh 2016

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Freelance
  •  Effective and extensive event promotion on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).  Co-ordination of photography and video during actual event.


Waitress & Front of House

The Haymarket Bar

Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Full Time
  •  Provision of outstanding customer service in a hospitality environment.  Ability to effectively communicate the needs and complaints of customers to the management in a professional manner, with a constant effort to deliver excellent and quick service.


Communications Trainee

European Office of Cyprus in Brussels

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Internship
  •  Communication and office administration duties. Effective communication with members via e-mail and telephone. Editing, proof reading, drafting texts, articles and reports on a daily basis. Translation of articles and other texts. Drafting of weekly newsletter on MS Publisher.  Daily monitoring of EU funding opportunities through extensive daily research, to be communicated to members in a detailed and precise manner.  Frequent attendance of events on European projects and funding and drafting reports to be sent to interested members.  Daily management of the official website, ensuring the information is precise, sufficient, and always up to date.  Project management 'Green Skills', an EU-funded partnership project. Ability to meet deadlines and complete different tasks simultaneously.  Meeting and event organisation. Ability to perfectly organise small-scale meetings for members, arrangement of catering services, registration, room booking, general welcoming and registration.



Arts and Cultural Management

Edinburgh Napier University

Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
  • Edinburgh, UK
  •  Knowledge on how to effectively manage a heritage attraction/cultural body, how to generate revenue and funding while safekeeping cultural value and recognising main issues and challenges.  Acquisition of practical knowledge on applying heritage and cultural interpretation and effective visitor management.  Development of excellent skills on tourism and destination marketing.  Acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge on how to design and manage an excellent visitor experience: Experience Design on Gladstone's Land (final project), awarded with Distinction 2, available upon request. Dissertation topic: The European Capital of Culture and its role in fostering community involvement and rapprochement: the case of Pafos2017. Award received: Distinction 2. Acquisition of critical research skills, in-depth knowledge on community involvement and engagement strategies, culture and arts and their role in community development, providing suggestions for Pafos2017. Dissertation paper available upon request.


Bachelor Degree

University of Cyprus

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
  • Nicosia, Cyprus
  •  Knowledge on how to write English for academic purposes, developing excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.  Extensive knowledge on literary theory, developing an excellent ability to critically read texts and draft position essays.  Extensive and critical knowledge on feminist theory and issues, excellent ability to present a personal opinion with in-depth research and presentation of appropriate arguments.