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     Date Submitted:07-03-2011
     Last Modified:11-03-2011 (04:58)
    Job information
     Current job:Student
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsDriven, resourceful, experienced, team player, progressive, forward thinking, interdisciplinary, pragmatist



        University of Bristol (2007- 2011)

    • Predicted 2:1 for MSci Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Bristol (UoB)
    • Final year project – Research, programming, formal writing and presentation
    • Group and presentation work for peer review
    • Programming in C, Python, Unix and Visual Basic
    • Computer literacy


        Chipping Norton School, Oxfordshire (2000 - 2007)

    ·   A level –4 grades in Physics (A), Maths mechanics (A), Geography (B), Chemistry (B)

    ·   GCSE – 9 grades A*/B.



    Work experience


    Uni of Bristol, Physics Department, Bristol (summer 10)

    ·         Data reviewing, sorting and processing

    ·         Programming skills

    ·         Astrophysics research


    Sodexho Prestige, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire (07-10)

    ·         Point of sale and customer service

    ·         Production, cleaning and stock checking

    ·         Representing the Duke and British culture to global tourists


          Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire (summer 06)

    ·         Data reviewing, sorting and processing

    ·         Programming skills

    ·         Excel work and graphics design


    WS Atkins Architect Office, Eynsham, Oxfordshire (summer 04)

    ·         Site visits

    ·         Research

    ·         CAD work


    School newspaper – Organised advertising and helped write for and edit, for 1 year

    Paper round – Enstone post office, for 5 months



    Skills / Achievements:


    • Elected Departmental Societies Executive with UoB Student’s Union. Duties include; communicating union policy to societies, allocation of grants, strategy and planning for the future union meetings, reform of union and diplomatic representation of departmental societies.
    • Elected President of UoB Atheist, Agnostic and Secular Society. Duties include; leadership, delegation and management of a team of people, Planning major joint events, ultimate responsibility for the success and survival of the society.
    • Elected Secretary of UoB Ultimate Frisbee club twice. Duties include; management/moderator of email list, taking minutes and fixing the problem of the website with no prior knowledge of web deisgn.
    • Elected Trips Representative and Social Secretary of UoB Physics society (Chaos). Duties include; being responsible for taking 50 people to Holland for 4 days to visit ESA mission control, directing large numbers of people, event inspiration and networking with companies.
    • Elected Vice-President of UoB Poker society. Duties include; joint founder and primarily responsible for the creation of in Apr10, multiple skills learned from other societies to ensure that the new society would be self sustaining for future years.
    • Head and founder of Bristol UKSEDS branch; CHAOS astrium. Duties include; organising meetings, projects and trips, promotion of the branch, locating expertise for projects and networking with the national committee of UKSEDS. Within our first year we plan to help build a superconductivity experiment as part of to be launched in April, a High altitude balloon photography mission and multiple rocket tests.
    • Champion of the Bristol Poker League, Feb 2010 and Sep 2010.
    • Competed for university in regional and international Ultimate tournaments.
    • Competed for university in national debating competitions.
    • Elected Treasurer of Chipping Norton 6th form as well as being a 6th form prefect. Duties include; management of accounts, fund allocation and helping maintain order at lunch break.
    • School year prize for physics.
    • Management of a school newspaper. Duties include; writing articles, coordinating advertising and selling papers.
    • Played for Chipping Norton Rugby Football Club (u6 – u17)




         Astronomy, science and philosophy

    • Studying all scientific disciplines searching the answer to the big questions of life if only to marvel at the beauty and absurdity of creation.

        Current affairs and geopolitics

    • Studying the development of human civilisation throughout history as a natural phenomenon to gain deeper understanding of humanity and it’s existence.
    • Creating an ‘alternative Earth’ of maps and civilisations as well as creating a history in an attempt to mirror our own as accurately as possible, indulging the perfectionist within me.
    • A general interest politics and the powerful as these people are the authors of history.


    • Team sports such as Rugby, ultimate Frisbee and motor sport for the example of a team of people achieving something that one person could not through co-operation and utilising individual talents to build for a balanced performance.

        Strategy games

    • Such as poker, board games and video games for the challenge of outwitting the opponent through superior planning and execution as well as psychoanalysis of their playing style.





    References –


    Dr Ben Maughan (Personal Tutor)


    H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory,

    University of Bristol,  

    Tyndall Avenue,  


    BS8 1TL



    Mr Clinton Parker-Brooks (employer)


    The Water Terrace Café



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