Please find below my CV, last updated on the 10th April 2017. Some work experience, due to legal reasons, has not been listed on this site. Please contact me for clarification.
UNION OF BRUNEL STUDENTS from October 2016 to present.
ENTERTAINMENTS ASSISTANT / BAR STAFF I’ve undertaken a variety of roles, from query resolution to technical support, as an Entertainments Assistant for the Union’s Nightlife offerings. During failures of the incredibly temperamental MSL ticketing system, I had to work under intense pressure to devise alternative means of managing entry. On one St. Patrick’s Day, I processed transactions for over 400 attendees single-handedly.
FESTIVAL REPUBLIC from July 2016 to present.
TICKETING ASSISTANT Managed entry of 60,000 ticket-holders on Red Gate, resolving issues from lost tickets to attempted fraud whilst being responsible for £3,000,000 in assets. I am developing a data-driven, cloud-based system to decrease time taken for wristbands to be allocated to staff, speeding up customer experience in less than three-hour queues. This will be trialled at Reading 2017, with a view to expand the system to all other Festival Republic and Live Nation festivals if successful.
THE EVENT UMBRELLA from 2013 to present.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT I’ve worked with The Event Umbrella for three years at local and international events of various sizes. From managing IT and communications in Bansko for Horizon Festival to acting as Event Control during the Whitstable Oyster Festival, I’ve gained a wealth of experience in a range of senior roles.
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION during August 2014.
OUTREACH ASSISTANT After succeeding in my fourth application, I was fortunate to have two weeks work experience with BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. With my main task focusing on the organisation of an outreach event with 1Xtra Live, I worked with the Innovation and Development Team for the majority of my time, though I was lucky to witness Radio 1 and 1Xtra staples such as the weekly Playlist meetings for each station, the event planning meetings, culminating in a presentation of my work to the Innovation and Development Team.
REPUBLIC EVENTS from March to May 2015.
PRESS OFFICER / DEPUTY EVENT CONTROLLER I held a multifaceted role with Republic Events as both Press Officer and Deputy Event Controller. In the months leading up to the festival I built relationships with local, national, and specialist streams of press to promote Republic Event’s flagship City Sound Project festival. During the festival, I ensured these press guests were equipped with accreditation and information (through my trademark ‘Press Information Pack’) to enjoy and cover the festival.
LOUNGE ON THE FARM from 2013 to 2014.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT I worked for Lounge on the Farm for two years before it came to a close as first an Artist Liaison Assistant, and then a Production Assistant. For the latter year, my responsibilities ranged from manning the Production Office to collecting cash from tills across the site for counting by the on-site Cash Office Manager. A trivial role, yes, but one with incredible responsibility and a great deal of trust invested in me.
OFCOM during July 2013.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCHER My responsibilities included researching and citing data for use in an official scope, as well as maintaining control over commercially and market sensitive data.
HEART during April 2013.
I shadowed during an entire day of programming, making a fair share of teas for the team and seeing output flit from regional stations to national stations on Heart’s playout systems.
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON from September 2016 to August 2020
Studying an NCTJ-accredited BA Journalism course in Uxbridge.
SIMON LANGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS from September 2014 to August 2016
Achieving 2 Bs, 1 C and an A* in my Extended Project Qualification, titled ‘Media plurality and the state: to what extent does media plurality and independence affect perceptions of governmental accountability and corruption.’
BARTON COURT GRAMMAR SCHOOL from September 2009 to August 2014
Achieving 1 A*, 8 As, and 3 Bs, plus an AS in August 2014.