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     Date Submitted:06-02-2006
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    EDUCATION

     

    2003 2006  Physics BSc (Honours), 

     

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Manchester

     

    ·           Expected result – 2:1

     

    ·           Relevant modules – Nuclear Physics, Atoms and Nuclei, Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermal Physics of Bose and Fermi gases, Thermal & Statistical Physics, Wave optics, Maths

     

    ·           I have been taking Japanese language modules throughout the 3 years of my degree.

     

    ·           Data Analysis module and three years of applying this knowledge in the lab has given me excellent analytical skills. In the Laboratory I have also developed strong team-working skills.

     

    ·           Career management workshops taught me how to give good presentations and how to negotiate.

     

    ·           I am currently writing my  Dissertation, “Finding the Higgs Boson using the Large Hadron Collider” which is developing my independent scientific research ability.

     

     

    2001 2003  A-levels                      Beckfoot school,  Bingley

     


    ·           Maths (A-level) – grade B

     

    ·           Physics (A-level) – grade B

     

    ·           Biology (A-level) – grade B

     

    ·           General studies (A-level) – grade B

     

    ·           Art (AS-level) – grade B

     


     

    1998 2001  GCSE             Beckfoot school,  Bingley

     

    ·        10 GCSEs (C or above) including Maths, Science and English

     

    WORK  EXPERIENCE

     

    2006    Student Associate    Failsworth School, Oldham, Manchester

     

    I passed both application and interview stages to enter this competitive two-week scheme, designed to give students the opportunity to develop new and invaluable skills and experience through working in a school alongside experienced teachers as well as to obtain an insight into the teaching profession.

     

    ·           week 1 – I observed lessons and learning-review meetings, worked with individuals and small groups of pupils and helped classes to perform practical science experiments.

     

    ·           week 2 – I will help out at an after-school Maths revision session and present part of a lesson.

     

    2005    Japanese language & culture Summer Programme        Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

     

    After passing interviews, myself and 38 other students from 15 universities in 5 different countries around the world participated in this programme designed to give students of Japanese the opportunity to go to Japan, learn more about its language and culture and interact with each other as well as with Japanese post-graduates in Japanese.

     

    ·           week 1 – consisted of language lessons, culture lectures and group discussions.

     

    ·           week 2 – I worked in a group on a project and presented our results to the rest of the students at the end. I also stayed with a Japanese family and visited lots of interesting places in Japan.

     

     

    SKILLS

     

     

    ·           Computing – I studied programming in C++ as part of my degree and I have extensive experience with Microsoft office as well as versatile graph plotting programs such as LSQ & Matlab.

     

    ·           Technical – I have gained skills in the manipulation and interpretation of data and experiments from the hours spent working in the laboratory. For my dissertation I have to independently use my scientific knowledge to research and write a report on a very recent scientific development.

     

    ·           Problem-solving – I regularly arrange role-playing games as part of Warped society which involve lots of strategy and effective dealing with difficult situations.

     

    ·           Language & Interpersonal – I have been studying Japanese for 3 years and frequently meet up with new Japanese students to exchange languages. I also regularly get out and socialise at both Warped and Japanese Animation societies.

     

    ·           Team-working – On the programme in Japan I worked in a group of people from different parts of the world. We could only communicate through our differing abilities in Japanese, yet we put together a project about Japanese animation, presented it to an audience and got the result of 85%.

     

    ·           Leadership skills On the Student associate scheme I worked with small groups of pupils helping them to understand the lesson and encouraging them to work in a team.

     

     

    ACTIVITIES  &  INTERESTS

     

     

    Language exchange – Every semester I find a Japanese student with whom I can meet on a weekly basis to practise conversing in Japanese and in exchange I help them with their English.

     

    Warped society – Three years ago I became a member of this society in which I can socialise with other people who are interested in science-fiction and fantasy books and also organise role-playing games.

     

    Japanimation society – In this society I have been regularly meeting-up for 3 years at the student union to watch Japanese animation. This is also a chance for me to practise listening to Japanese.

     

    Tai chi society – For the past year I have been regularly practising the martial art of, Tai Chi. I am interested in the philosophy behind Tai Chi as well as keeping myself fit and healthy.

     

     

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