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Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Careers Information Adviser

The University of Edinburgh
• Provide face-to-face and email information advice to students and other stakeholders pertaining to graduate careers; • Research and develop new careers information resources based on an evaluation of user needs and tailoring the content of information based on the platform for its dissemination and the intended audience; • Maintain and update digital and paper based information resources, including webpages on the Careers Service website; • Contribute to service wide project groups, providing consultation on supporting information resources required to assist in the successful provision of careers fairs, presentations and workshops; • Present to students and facilitate group workshops on careers related topics, evaluating the best method to impart information and producing content based on the demonstrated need; and • Provide one-to-one CV feedback to students, requiring communications skills to be tailored to the individual’s learning preference and providing critique in a sensitive manner.
Nov 2013Aug 2014

Library Adviser

The City of Edinburgh Council
• Part time role assisting users of Central Library in using library services; • Managing library resources, using Talis software; and • Organising library stock and handling stock transfers.
Aug 2011Aug 2013

Trainee Solicitor

Shepherd and Wedderburn
• Four 6 month long rotations in legal departments specialising in English Property, Finance and Restructuring, Employment and Commercial Disputes and Regulation; • Providing assistance to qualified solicitors in their transactional work, including drafting contracts, legal submissions and advice notes; • Researching the law relating to a number of different legal areas and presenting findings using a variety of mediums; • Reviewing and updating firm precedents and knowledge resources; • Writing legal update bulletins; • Drafting and issuing communications with clients and others in the legal sector; • Preparing presentations for client training sessions; and • General administrative duties, including file management, taking minutes of meetings, fee arranging and formatting documents



Master of Science (MSc)

University of Strathclyde
Cilip accredited course, where I undertook study in the topics of creation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information in organisations and in society at large. Completed, and achieved distinction, in dissertation on the topic of copyright infringement policies in Scottish public libraries which allowed for research skills to be developed. The MSc programme also provided an introduction to a number of library classification and cataloguing systems, including MARC, BIBFRAME and metadata.

Diploma in Legal Practice

Glasgow Graduate School of Law
Developed my skills in working as part of a team through group work exercises and gained experience in the practical application of the law. Furthered my knowledge through courses such as ethics, practice management, accounting, conveyancing and civil and criminal procedure.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The University of Glasgow
The LLB Scots Law covers a diverse range of legal topics including property law, commercial law, EU law, employment law, criminal law and private law. Undertook a semester of study at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, providing an opportunity to experience a different culture, engage with international students and demonstrate organisations skills in arranging accommodation, course modules and travel. Developed research and skills, having to undertake an a number of assignments on complex legal issues. Written course work also required writing skills to be demonstrated in order to provide coherent and well supported arguments. Took part in legal mooting exercise, which required legal arguments to be formulated and advocacy skills demonstrated. Awarded Robert Ross prize for Conveyancing and Robert MacFarlane bursary for Conveyancing

Milnes High School


Career information
Information Management
Legal Research