PERSONAL INFORMATION


 
Location: Bromley, London
Date of Birth: 02/03/1993
   
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EDUCATION


University of Sussex
BSc Psychology  ( Undergraduate Psychology Degree 2:1 )
Graduation Date - 27/06/2014

Langley Park Boys School Sixth Form College  (  03/09/2009  -  27/06/2011  )
 - Psychology ( A* )
 - Spanish ( B )
 - Maths ( B )
 - Biology ( C )

2004 to 2009 GCSEs, Langley Park School for Girls: Spanish,History A*, Maths Statistics, Maths, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Graphics, French A, ICT B


TV EXPERIENCE


Keep It in the Family - ITV - September to October 2014
Working alongside Bradley Walsh, I helped the production team rehearse for the live recordings of the shows by standing in for celebrities and contestants.

Staffing Administrator - Absolute Taste - June to September 2014
I joined an award winning catering company for the summer to help prepare for their biggest event to date.

BBC Work Experience - April to May 2014
I spent three weeks at the new broadcasting house with the BBC's Science Development Team in the factual department. I gained a lot of research experience during my time there as well as having the opportunity to join BBC World Health on a shoot with presenters Claudia Hammond and Dr Ayun Panja. Furthermore, I joined the editors of watchdog as they edited the Rogue Traders pre-recorded segments preparing them for the live shows.

Documentary Course - April 2014
This course was led by Peter Fraser, an experienced director and producer of documentaries who has worked with BAFTA winning filmmaker. During this two day weekend course we covered every aspect of making a documentary from crowdfunding to crew and facilities.

Work Experience - The Refinery - January 2014
For a week in January I joined the team at the Refinery to learn more about what they do and get experience of working for a production company. The Refinery is a science film production company specialising in the production of high-quality content for online and broadcast. Their clients include the Royal Institution, the BBC and UCL.

Mastering Media: TV Presenter - IdeasTap - November 2013
IdeasTap gave eight members the chance to attend a one-day training course designed to teach you the basics of presenting for TV at the oneKX building on Friday 22 November. To win this brief I had to create a 30 second clip introducing yourself and talking about something that inspires you.

Media Law Training Workshop - Journalism Works - September 2013
On Wednesday the 11th of September 2013 I attended a workshop run by Brighton Journalist works who gave students involved in student media societies at Sussex University a training session about media law, a one-day course in what you can and can't write.

Editorial Ethics Masterclass - Channel 4 - July 2013
On the 9th of July in 2013, I attended an Editorial Ethics Masterclass factual session hosted by Channel 4 which I found to be extremely interesting and informative.

Presenter, Social Secretary, Runner - UniTV - October 2012 to June 2014
I have presented, edited, written, filmed and researched for the award winning show Science Uncovered at UniTV as well as the LIVE version of the show. I have presented event coverage, been a contributor for a live broadcast and been part of the executive team helping to run the society as social secretary.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

July 2014 - September 2014
Staffing Administrator - Absolute Taste Wandsworth London
My role as staffing administrator includes arranging interviews, interviewing potential new members of staff, telephoning current members of staffing, booking people in for work, adding people to the online pay system called Fourth as well as filing and auditing current files. I have gained valuable experience through working as part of the Human Resources team at Absolute Taste which I believe can be transferable to the television industry.

February 2012 to Present
Front of House Casual Event Staff - Absolute Taste
Throughout my time at University I was employed with the catering company Absolute Taste on a casual basis working as part of their front of house team. This role has many important skills in which I have had the opportunity to express on various different occasions over the last couple of years. This includes an ability to work well in a team, an ability to think on your feet, an ability to listen and follow instructions well, to pay attention to detail, to have good costumer relation skills, to be in general helpful and happy and always ready with a smile.

February 2010 to September 2011
Pharmacy Assistant - London Lane Pharmacy Sundridge Park
During my A-Levels I worked part time at this pharmacy as a sales assistant where my role also included helping the pharmacist complete dossette boxes, delivering prescriptions and managing stock. I learnt valuable customer service skills during my time in this role as well as developing knowledge about prescription medication.


SKILLS


I am skilled in the following areas of TV production:
- Fashion
- Beauty
- Dance
- Health & Fitness

I would like to gain further experience in the following areas:
- Science
- Beauty
- Dance
- Music


KEY QUALITIES



Programme interests
There are so many programmes that I would love to work on, I hope I get the opportunity to work on live shows such as This Morning, Xtra Factor and X Factor, Britain Got More Talent and Strictly Come Dancing. After working on ITV's Keep It in The Family recently I would really like to work on game shows such as CatchPhrase and iconic long running shows like Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Deal or no Deal. Finally I would like to work on factual television shows like Horizon and Bang goes the Theory so I can explore some of the psychology topics I enjoyed at University.

State your attraction to the TV industry
I first discovered that television is the industry I want to work in when I became involved in student television and made a show called Science Uncovered. This is a show that takes a science question and answers it in a fun and dynamic way with contributions from students and lecturers from campus. The skills I developed from this experience includes presenting, writing, research, editing and live production. I am extremely proud of the show as in April 2013 Science Uncovered won Best Factual at the National Student Television Awards as judged by Alan Holland, a BBC producer who has worked on shows like Bang Goes the Theory and Star Gazing live and this was the feedback he gave the show ...

This entry was a joy to watch. It looked brilliant, was extremely well edited and had bags and bags of highly original content. The film-makers clearly have a great understanding of the tools in their television armoury. Animations, experiments, expert interviews, vox-pops, graphics - this show was just crammed full of good storytelling devices. The three presenters were great, the information covered well research and scripted, and importantly, each new episode felt fresh. It's the sort of show you'd watch week after week because you'd never know what to expect next. Popular science is a hard nut crack on TV - it needs to be compelling but entertaining, challenging yet accessible - and I think the team at UniTV rose to the challenge admirably. Having made science TV myself, I wasn't expecting to see something of such high quality in this competition how wrong I was. Very, very worthy winners.

Since then I have sought as many television opportunities as possible including winning a competition to attend a presenting workshop as run by IdeasTap. I attended an editorial ethics master-class as presented by commissioners and lawyers at Channel 4. I gained a work experience placement at the BBC in their factual development department and more recently I joined Bradley Walsh for his new game show Keep It In the Family. I am looking to gain experience in all areas of television from production to editing and am excited to see where my career in television takes me.

How do you relax?
Outside of work, I actually do enjoy watching television from the soaps to my favourite show Dr Who. I like that you can switch of and get lost in a program or get excited or angered by the drama of a live show like X factor. I also love to dance where when I go out I am the first on the dance floor and the last to leave, I dance everyday around the house and from my love of dance I have a passion for music. I am a very creative person and enjoy making scrapbooks of photos, bracelets, and painting.


INTERESTS



-Health and Medicine
-Popular Culture
-Technology
-Social Issues
-History
-News & Current Affairs
-Science
-Arts and Theatre
-Education

Other Interests
My biggest passion is the television program Doctor Who, I became a whovian when the show returned to our screens in 2005 and since then I have not missed an episode. I also like to read both non-fiction and fiction books where the genres I prefer include psychology, biology, fantasy and science fiction. I have many creative interests where I have created many scrapbooks of photos, I like to paint, draw, make cards as well as make friendship bracelets. I have always considered myself an artistic person and I like to make things. I am also passionate about photography; I take lots of photos and value how they capture memories. I have wide and varied group of friends which I like to spend time with as well as having a big family who I see regularly. Furthermore, I like to keep fit by dancing and doing yoga.

It would suit me most to gain work experience in Southern England.