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Education

Sept 2015May 2019

LLB (Hons) Law with Training Placement Year

University of Surrey - School of Law

Modules: Contract Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Land Law, Law of Tort, Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, Law and Economics, European Union Law

Sept 2012May 2015

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Emilia Sczaniecka IVth High School in Lodz, Poland

Polish Language and Literature (7), English (6), Mathematics Standard Level (5), Spanish ab initio (5), Geography (5), Biology (4), Theory of Knowledge (B), Creativity, Action and Service. Overall points: 34.

Languages

Polish: Native language

English: Fluent - Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English achieved in 2012

Spanish: Level A2 - completed a course organised by the Global Graduate Award in Languages at the University of Surrey (84% overall score)

Work Experience

27 Sept 2016

Surrey Law Centre Guildford Clinic

Receptionist

An opportunity to take part in the S.L.C.'s legal advice clinics. The main duties included assignment of clients to solicitors, supervision of clients filing booking in documents, filing and photocopying documents, and providing necessary background information about the clients to the solicitors to facilitate their case analysis.

05 Sept09 Sept 2016

Surrey Law Centre Management Office

Office Assistant

Office work for the Surrey Law Centre which included answering calls, directing clients to my superiors specialising in requested areas of law, booking appointments for clients with solicitors, data processing and storage, as well as archiving documents. I was the first person S.L.C.'s clients would speak to upon decision to contact the office and, due to the fact that most of the cases concerned family disputes and domestic abuse, the experience taught me how to remain professional when facing sensitive topics. Additionally, due to an earlier database failure at the office, I was assigned with the task of rebuilding it nearly from scratch. It was an excellent opportunity to familiarise myself with S.L.C.'s past caseload, and read solicitors' comments on cases, which provided me with a valuable insight into their practice. 

May 2016ongoing

Thaikhun Guildford - Thai Leisure Group

Junior Supervisor

I started working at Thaikhun restaurant in Guildford as a waitress in order to support myself during my studies at the University. I was soon offered to progress to a Junior Supervisor, and proceeded to work full-time. As I am employed in customer services, this position has mostly enhanced my interpersonal skills, confidence and time-management. Its responsibilities include dealing with customer complaints, training new staff members, conducting briefings for the team, email correspondence, running the restaurant on my own for a limited period of time daily, as well as an ongoing supervision of the team's performance. I am also in charge of gratuity distribution among the team. I support my managers and assist them in their responsibilities. The company is extensive and has 22 sites across the United Kingdom. I found it incredibly inspirational to be able to meet and exchange ideas and experiences during a training session for supervisors, ambassadors and assistant managers organised by TLG. This experience has taught me that teamwork is the key to success.

Other Positions of Reponsibility and Activities

Oct 2016June 2017

Vice President for Activity

Polish Society at the University of Surrey

My part in the Committee involveorganisation of events for the members of our society, participation in Students' Union's events as well as coming up with ideas for future meetings. We had no distinct duties within the Committee, and all formalities were dealt with by everyone in the team. Our ultimate goals were to attract new students from Poland to the University of Surrey, and to provide a welcoming environment for newcomers. As we passed our roles to younger members at the end of our term, we were proud to see how we have contributed to creation of the Polish Society, which has existed only by its name in the preceding years. 

21 Sept 2016

Data analysis applied in business strategies

International Netherlands Group at Summit 2.0 conference

This activity was a workshop conducted by the ING at Poland 2.0 Summit, a conference on redevelopment of Poland organised in London, during which we were asked to brainstorm business ideas and have been introduced to various applications of data accumulated by major corporations. 

OctDec 2015

Interviewing and Negotiations Training

Law Society at the University of Surrey

These brief training sessions in my first year of studies at the University involved working in pairs on practice cases. Activities involved have developed my problem solving skills, argumentative approach, strategic perception as well as sharing ideas in a team.

Lodz Model United Nations 2014

Emilia Sczaniecka IVth High School in Lodz, Poland

A nation-wide event with 250 guest students who participated and represented their countries of choice in thorough discussions within their Committees in order to find innovative solutions to global issues. Apart providing assistance to the Secretary General in organization of the event, I held the position of the Chair of the World Health Organisation, and facilitated three days long debates which examined the effect of rapid industrialization and economic boom in China on its society's welfare.

Additional Skills

Computing: Competent user of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Legal Research: Holder of the Westlaw Certificate in legal research.